Full HD video of Fr. Alvin Yu’s First Mass in the EF (TLM) on July 2, 2017

Full HD video of Father Alvin Antonio Yu’s First Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) last month at Sts. Peter and Paul in San Francisco is now available for viewing by clicking here.

As part of his “First” Masses, he will be coming to St. Margaret Mary’s (1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610) on August 6, Transfiguration Sunday, to celebrate the 12:30PM Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Potluck reception follows at the Father Kozina Hall (parish basement). Everyone is invited!

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EF Solemn Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul, San Francisco on July 2, 2017

All are cordially invited to

The First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in
The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

For the External Solemnity of the Holy Apostles
Saints Peter and Paul

Sunday, July 2, 2017
1:00 pm

Saints Peter and Paul Church
666 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

The first blessings of a newly ordained priest will be given at the reception following the Mass

Solemn High Dominican Rite Mass – April 2, 2016 (10AM) at St. Albert the Great Priory

There will be a Solemn High Dominican Rite Mass tomorrow, Saturday (April 2), 10AM at the St. Albert the Great Priory (6172 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA). The celebrant will be Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. Recitation of the Marian Rosary will follow immediately. Visitors and guests are welcome; pew booklets with the text of Mass in Latin and English will be provided.  There is ample parking on the street and in the priory parking lot next to the chapel.

25th Sacerdotal Anniversary celebration for Fr. Eric Forbes, OFM Cap

It was a great joy to welcome back Fr. Eric Forbes, OFM Cap., last Sunday (November 8, 2015) at St. Margaret Mary’s on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood that he is celebrating this year. The special event started with a Solemn High Mass with Father Forbes as the celebrant. Various seminarians from the nearby dioceses were on hand to assist at the mass in choro. After mass, a festive reception was hosted at the Father Kozina Hall. We had a chance to welcome back Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P., as well , who was also visiting that weekend. Click on the photo to view pictures on our smugmug gallery.

Video: Solemn High Mass of Ember Saturday in Pentecost Octave (May 30, 2015)

We were able to attend the Society of the Sacred Heart Annual Spiritual Retreat at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center, Mundelein, IL (also known as the Mundelein Seminary) last month. The Society is the lay association within the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. This video is a recording of the Solemn High Mass of Ember Saturday in Pentecost Octave, celebrated by the Very Rev. Msgr. Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General of the Institute. We will be posting some pictures from the retreat in the next few days or so.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P.’s First Mass at St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA)

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Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P, celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving – A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Roman Rite), at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (Oakland, CA) last June 14, 2015. The mass celebrated was the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the composition “Missa Cordi Sacro” by Frank LaRocca sung by the Pacific Collegium Choir. He was assisted by Fr. Donald Morgan (Deacon) and Abbe Kevin Kerscher (Subdeacon).  Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., was the homilist.

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After mass, Father Gabriel imparted his first blessing. A festive reception followed at the Father Kozina Hall. Click on the photos for the full photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass, first blessing and reception. Video of the entire mass recorded by the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco will be posted shortly.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher (OP)’s Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite (St. Dominic’s, San Francisco, CA)

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The newly ordained Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P, continued to celebrate his First Masses of Thanksgiving this past few days. On June 11, 2015, he celebrated a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite – A Votive Mass of the Holy Name of Jesus, at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco, CA. He was assisted by Br. Chris Brannan, O.P., (Deacon) and Fr. Peter Hannah, O.P. (Subdeacon). Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., was the homilist. Br. Gregory Liu, O.P., was the Senior acolyte; Br. Joseph Selinger, was the Junior acolyte; Br. Damien Lach, was the Thurifer; and Br. Matthew Heynen, was the Crucifer. Music was provided by the St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher is scheduled to celebrate a Solemn High Mass (Roman Rite) at St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland, CA on June 14, 2015, at 12:30pm. There is a special reception following the mass at the Fr. Kozina Hall.

Click on the photo above for the full photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass and first blessing.

Photos: Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, First Mass at Carmel Monastery (Kensington, CA)

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This morning (June 8, 2015), the recently ordained Rev. Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving (Solemn High Mass) at the Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Kensington, CA). Fr. O’Brien was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. James Douglas Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska last May 30, 2015 (Ember Saturday of Pentecost). Click on the photo above to view the photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass. The schedule for the remainder of his First Masses in California are as follows:

June 9: San Juan Batista Mission (8:30 am)
June 10: San Carlos Borromeo Mission (3 pm) (not in the main chapel)
June 11: San Miguel Mission (TBA)
June 12: St. Victors (LA) 7 pm
June 13: San Juan Capistrano Mission (9:00am)

Photos: 2015 Corpus Christi EF Mass and Procession: Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA)

A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated by Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico at the Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA) on June 4, 2015, followed by an outdoor candlelight Eucharistic Procession around the church for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on the photo to view the photo gallery.