Solemn High Masses at Star of the Sea for May; schedule changes plus updated listing of TLMs in SF Bay Area

This month Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco will be having two Solemn High Masses. One will be on Thursday, May 10th (Feast of the Ascension), and the following one will be on Thursday, May 31st (Corpus Christi). Both masses will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. The priests involved are Fr. Joseph Illo, Fr. John Mary Chung, and Fr. John Fewel (all diocesan priests residing at Star of the Sea), though from time to time the canons of the Institute of Christ the King apostolates St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA) would come to fill in.

Also, the 5PM Sunday Missa Cantata is going to be canceled. Father Young will continue his Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass at Most Holy Rosary Chapel in San Rafael as usual, but his doctor ordered him to discontinue the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass at Star of the Sea for health reasons. Mater Dolorosa in South San Francisco still has a 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. This upcoming Sunday (May 6) will be the last of the 5PM EF Masses. Star of the Sea will still have a weekly Missa Cantata on Sundays at 11:30 AM, and Fr. Young will continue to celebrate Low Mass from Monday to Saturday at 12:00 PM at St. Monica’s Parish just up the street on Geary Blvd. (Geary & 24th).

Finally, we are happy to announce that our  listing of Traditional Latin Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) has just been updated as of today (May 4, 2018). Feel free to download and share this PDF schedule.

Star of the Sea SF: Solemn High Mass on Dec. 8, additional mass every 1st Friday & upcoming Latin Mass Conference

Some announcements shared to us recently:

1. Star of the Sea in San Francisco will offer a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 at 6:30pm, with Frs. Alvin Yu, Joseph Illo, and John Chung
2. ​Star of the Sea in San Francisco now offers a low votive Mass of the Sacred Heart every First Friday (beginning Dec 2) at 5:30pm.
3. The Latin Mass Magazine is sponsoring their annual Latin Mass Conference in Monterey on Feb 24 and 25, with Bp. Athanasius Schneider as keynote speaker. Fr. Joseph Illo, Pastor at Star of the Sea, is also a speaker. See conference poster below or click here.

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.

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)


TLMS of SF Coverage of the 2016 Walk For Life West Coast!

It was a full day for us last Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), as we started the day getting organized for the Walk For Life Info Faire at Civic Center Plaza. This is what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years before the Walk For Life Program, where we display and distribute materials, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, along with 50 other vendors (ranging from pro-life pregnancy clinics to Diocesan and religious communities). We also volunteered to take photos of our fellow vendors at the Info Faire. We started to pack our display when the program started, which included an impressive line up of speakers such as Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa, Mexican musical superstar and pro-life activist Emmanuel, and also David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (well known for his undercover videos on Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted babies). Inspite of the rainy weather at the onstart of the Walk (it eventually stopped), it didn’t prevent several thousands of pro-lifers from filling up the streets of downtown San Francisco! It was also edifying to see various Traditional Latin Mass communities (specially the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and this year, the participation of more than 500 people from the Society of St. Pius X, where the Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay was present); walking side by side for the sanctity of life! After the Walk, we proceeded to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi for a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form that was celebrated by Fr. Anthony M., OFM Conv., with assistance of Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry from St. Stephen’s. Music was provided by the St Ann Choir of Palo Alto and directed by Prof. William Mahrt. We will be uploading shortly the video of Fr. Anthony’s sermon.

In the meantime, below are some of the photos we took. Photos can be downloaded and shared, though we are only requesting photo credits to go to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco. More photos can be viewed at our smugmug photo gallery. Click here for the photo albums of the Info Faire, Walk For Life Program, and Solemn High Mass. But be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s walk, which will take place on January 21, 2017!

Info Faire Tent. There were two rows of tents setup across the Civic Center Plaza for various organizations.

The Gabriel Project, one of our booth neighbors, a parish-based ministry for pregnant mothers in need.

Our booth!! Filled with leaflets, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, plus a few sweets given out to everyone passing by!

Our chaplain, Reverend Canon Olivier Meney, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS, ICSKP)

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Star of the Sea Church (San Francisco, CA): All Souls Day Requiem Mass 2015 Schedule 

We have been informed that Star of the Sea Church (4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118) will be having two Requiem Masses in the Extraordinary Form on November 2, 2015 (Monday). See schedule below: 

Low Requiem Mass at 7:30am

High Requiem Mass at 7pm.

 Photo archives: (Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes at Star of the Sea back in 2013).