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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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.