Solemn High Mass: Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula (August 2, 2019)

This Friday (August 2, 2019), a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) will be celebrated for the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546). Please invite your family and friends!

2019 Ordination for the Archdiocese of San Francisco; First Masses of Thanksgiving

Deacon Michael Rocha shared with us the good news of his upcoming ordination to the priesthood taking place this Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 AM (alongside Deacons Kyle Faller and Ernesto Jandonero for the Archdiocese of San Francisco) at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA) by His Excellency, Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco. There is a reception following the ceremony.

The Masses of Thanksgiving schedule for the newly ordained priests is as follows:

Reverend Kyle Faller
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 AM
Most Holy Rosary Chapel (1 Saint Vincent Dr., San Rafael, CA)

Reverend Ernesto Jandonero
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Saint Pius Parish (1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA)

Reverend Michael Rocha
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form / Traditional Latin Mass
Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA)

Of particular interest for Rev. Michael Rocha’s 1st Mass is that the mass setting will be William Byrd’s Mass of Five Voices. Fr. Alvin Yu (Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew Church, San Mateo, CA) will be the deacon and Abbé Kevin Kerscher (Oblate for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) the subdeacon. Fr. Joseph Illo will give the homily. Reception to follow afterward. The following week, there will be three additional first masses in Modesto:

St Joseph’s Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA 95355

Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:00am (Latin)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)

A Solemn High Mass in the EF is also scheduled on June 30, 2019 (12:30 PM) at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610).

Please keep the soon-to-be priests in your prayers!

IHM Oratory: Visit of Bishop Oscar Cantu this Saturday (March 2)

Join the lay faithful of the Oratory as they welcome San Jose’s Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantu, who will succeed Bishop McGrath when he retires at some unknown future date. Bishop Cantu will give the homily at a Solemn High Mass this Saturday (March 2, 1:00 PM) that will be celebrated by the U.S. Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Talarico, who will fly here from Chicago. Welcoming reception follows the Mass.

Solemn High Mass: External Solemnity -Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feb. 3, 2019)

We are pleased to announce this upcoming Solemn High Mass for the External Solemnity of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as ‘Candlemas’, that will take place at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Belmont, CA) on February 3, 2019 (Sunday). Solemn Blessing of Candles begins at 4:30PM followed by a candlelight procession. Solemn High Mass then takes place at 5:00PM, with Fr. John Fewel as the celebrant. After mass, there will be the Blessing of Throats. A box of blessed candles for home use will also be available after Mass for a donation of only $5.00. Everyone is invited!

Solemn High Requiem Mass at Star of the Sea – November 2, 2017 (6:30PM)

There will be a Solemn High Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be celebrated by Fr. Alvin Yu (assisted by Fathers Joseph Illo and John Chung) on November 2, 2017 (Thursday, 6:30 PM) at Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118). Please come and join us in offering our prayers in this mass for our beloved deceased.

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!