Fr. Magin Catala Death Anniversary – EF High Mass on Nov. 22, 2019 at Mission Santa Clara

The annual Traditional Latin High Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia and marking the death anniversary of Fr. Magin Catala, O.F.M. (the “Holy Man of Santa Clara”) will take place on November 22, 2019 (Friday), 6:30 PM, at the Mission Santa Clara (Santa Clara University – 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA). Celebrant would be Canon Raphael Ueda, with Canon Jean-Marie Moreau as the homilist.

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!

Ordination to the Priesthood: Rev. Mr. Alvin Antonio Yu on June 10, 2017

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God everyone is cordially invited to the Ordination of

The Reverend Mister Alvin Antonio Yu

to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ through the Imposition of Hands and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit by

The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone

Archbishop of San Francisco

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (10:00 AM) at the

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109).

Reception to follow in the Cathedral Hall.

First Masses (First blessings of the newly ordained priest will be given at the reception following each Mass):

Ordinary Form – Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity:  Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:00 PM, at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St., San Francisco, CA 94133). 

Extraordinary Form – External Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St., San Francisco, CA 94133). 

YouTube live feed of the Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke tomorrow (March 19, 2017)

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Tomorrow’s Pontifical Mass (Extraordinary Form) to be celebrated by Raymond Cardinal Burke at St. Margaret Mary will be available for viewing live via YouTube (click here). While mass starts at 12:30 PM (PST), the YouTube channel will start to broadcast sometime before mass. This will be shown as well at the Father Kozina Hall via overhead projector where additional seats will accommodate the expected big number of faithful attending. A priest will go down the hall to distribute Holy Communion. After mass (4PM), a welcome reception at the Cathedral of Christ the Light (2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612) will take place, concluding with a Solemn Benediction at 5PM. Feel free to check our main website (where the YouTube video will also be available as well).

“Pursuing Holiness in a Secular World” : Talk by Fr. John Lyons, FSSP on May 1

Special event announcement from our friends at the Fresno Traditional Mass Society:

Sunday, May 1, 3:30PM: High Mass with Fr. John Lyons, FSSP, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (5770 N Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA 93704) followed by an Italian dinner and talk titled “Pursuing Holiness in a Secular World” at the Cafe Via Restaurant (6640 N. Blackstone Avenue). $50 per person includes lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, wine, tea and coffee. No host wine/beer bar before event. Proceeds go toward a Traditional Latin Mass parish approved by Bishop Armando X. Ochoa. SEATING IS LIMITED AND YOU MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RESERVATION. Bring your check to Mass or mail to Tracy Cruz, 6357 N. Milburn Ave., Fresno, CA 93722.

Eucharistic Miracles – Vatican’s International Exhibition in the SF Bay Area


Faith Based Communications was established to provide presentations/exhibits without charge to groups of any size on subjects related to Christian Faith anywhere in the United States or Canada. They have also has been authorized by the Vatican sponsored Real Presence organization to exhibit the Vatican International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World.

They have selected for exhibition a subset of the 132 Eucharistic miracles (152 panels) approved by the church. The full exhibit is overwhelming for most and requires considerable time to properly peruse, whereas the 62 selected miracles (77 panels) can be absorbed during a 60-90 minute visit. The Vatican Exhibit is ordinarily made in conjunction with the presentation described below.

The Eucharistic Miracles presentation is intended as an introduction to the Vatican’s exhibit, however the presentation could easily stand alone. The presentation takes audiences through the origin of the Real Presence, addresses the various events that typically precede a Eucharistic Miracle (e.g. a priest that doubts the Real Presence, a calamity, etc.), and presents examples of each of the thirteen types of manifestations typically experienced during a Eucharistic Miracle. Scientific data associated with the study of a few of the miracles is also presented. The presentation includes modern Eucharistic Miracles to assure the audience that this is an ongoing phenomenon. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the Real Presence is there at every consecration regardless of any physical manifestations.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Eucharistic Miracles exhibit is scheduled as follows:

April 2 – 3, 2016 – Star of the Sea Church (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco)
April 2nd – Saturday 3pm-7pm
April 3rd – Sunday 9am-6pm
April 2nd – Saturday 5:30pm
April 3rd – Sunday 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

April 10 – Church of the Nativity (210 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025)
April 11 – Nativity Catholic School (1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025)


2016 Walk for Life – TLM/EF Mass schedules, Info Faire

There are at least 3 Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at the vicinity of this weekend’s Walk for Life in San Francisco:

1) Sung Traditional Latin Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life, 10:00 am, Saturday, January 23rd at Carmel of Cristo Rey, the Feast of St. Raymond of Penafort. The church is located at 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.

2) Holy Mass will also be celebrated, 10:00 am, at the historic St. Brigid Church on Van Ness Avenue by His Excellency, Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X at the Old St. Brigid’s Church at the corner of Van Ness and Broadway. There is limited parking available behind the church accessible on Broadway around 1682. Otherwise street parking is advised. The church is 1.3 miles from Civic Center Plaza where the Walk for Life begins and so those who wish will have an hour or so before the walk to get lunch and walk down. Or there is a bus line that stops right in front of the church that can be taken for $2 straight down Van Ness to City Hall – the march starts in front of City Hall at the Civic Center Plaza. Another option for parking would be to park near the civic center and take the bus back down Van Ness to the church.

3) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, 5:00PM
After the Walk, a Solemn High Mass for life in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Friar Anthony Lajato, OFM Conv. The St Ann Choir of Palo Alto, directed by Prof. William Mahrt, will sing. The Mass will start at 5:00 p.m., a short walk from the end of the Walk for Life.

The California Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Oakland and San Jose) have teamed up again this year with the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco and will have a booth at the Info Faire from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. We will be at Tent One (facing toward Polk Street / City Hall), Table #22 (between Our Lady of Peace Church and Catholic Answers booth). Please feel free to stop by and say hello! After the Info Faire ends, we will be gathering under the third flag pole (counting from the building on the right as you look at the Civic Center), and will walk together after the rally, which is ending at 1:30pm.


Due to the presence this year of the ‘Super Bowl City,’ which is under construction on the day of the Walk, we won’t be able to end at Justin Herman Plaza (though you’re most welcome to walk there from our ending location). Instead, the Walk will turn right on Fremont Street, four blocks before Justin Herman Plaza, and end at the intersection of Howard Street (see map above).

After the Walk ends, we invite you to proceed 4 blocks east to Rincon Park on San Francisco’s waterfront. There you will be met by Mariachi Real de San Pablo, the Walk’s traditional mariachi band. Here you will be able to relax, meet up with friends, take group pictures and enjoy beautiful views of the Bay. There is a walking path along the waterfront from Rincon Park to the Ferry Building, where you can enjoy a number of food shops and other attractions, or even walk another mile to Pier 39 (Fisherman’s Wharf) and its attractions. For a quieter, more reflective time, proceed south on the Embarcadero along the walking path for beautiful views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and Oakland.

Photos: 2016 Love, Life & Family Benefit Dinner with Cardinal Burke

Last Friday, we had a road trip down south which took 10 hours (5 hours one-way) to be able to make it to the 2016 Love, Life & Family Benefit Dinner organized by our friends at the Shield of Roses, a Catholic Pro Life charity organization based at Glendale, CA. The honorable guest speaker was none other than His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It was a very well-attended event, with the presence of both laity and various clergy from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), Norbertine Fathers and other nearby diocesan priests. We will be posting shortly the video of the talk given by his Eminence. In the meantime, photos are now available for viewing on our smugmug gallery here.


His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke giving his talk

Cardinal Burke’s latest book “Divine Love Made Flesh” was made available for purchase

It was our 2nd encounter with his Eminence (the first time we met him was at the Institute ordinations at St. Louis, MO in 2014)

Meeting with Father James Fryar, FSSP, for the first time. Fr. Fryar heads the FSSP Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.