All are invited to a Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata) for the repose of the soul of Sister Imelda (center of picture) who passed away last March 17, 2019, at 95 years old. She joined the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at the tender age of fifteen. The Requiem Mass on Thursday, May 23, 2019, will begin at 6:30 PM, at the Chapel of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration located at 771 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA. Mass will be celebrated by Father Alvin Yu.
For more info about the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, please contact Mother Rosalba at (415) 566-2743 or visit their website, http://adorejesus.org/Index.aspx
Just a reminder about our two upcoming EF masses – Passion Sunday (April 7) and on Easter Sunday (April 21). Both masses start at 5:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). Hope to see you there!
For the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated tonight (3/25/2019) at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002) at 6:30PM. All are invited!
We have just been notified that there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form tonight at 6:30PM, for the Feast of the Annunciation, at Star of the Sea Church (4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118).
Please note of the schedule for the upcoming masses (one is for tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/19/19) – Solemnity of Saint Joseph at 6:30PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (10040 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). We encourage family and friends to come and join us as we begin to enter more deeply into this Lenten Season!
Fr. Alvin Yu is celebrating Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form on March 9 (Saturday), 9AM, at the Church of the Nativity (210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA). Everyone is invited!
We are pleased to share this good news coming from the Franciscan Friars (OFM, Conv) in Castro Valley, where the Traditional Latin Mass will now be celebrated every First Fridays at their chapel (Casa Kolbe, 19950 Anita Ave., Castro Valley, CA) starting on February 1, 2019.
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.
Today is the 4th anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco! Founded on Trinity Sunday of 2013, the Society dedicates itself to promote the Extraordinary Form in
whatever means possible, connecting TLM communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. They have been assisting with various activities of the Institute of Christ the King Apostolates across the country, especially at Oakland and San Jose, taking photos and videos of special events (i.e. Society of the Sacred Heart annual retreats) and Masses. But they also cover noteworthy events of other religious communities and priestly societies (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Dominicans, Norbertine Fathers, Canons Regular of St. John Cantius; to name a few). They maintain an active presence online, via website and social media (Facebook, Twitter), which offers abundant resources about the Traditional Latin Mass. This includes gathering and compiling of EF Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area which helps the faithful in locating the nearest church which offers the TLM. Every year, the Society teams up with the Oakland Apostolate in putting up a booth at the Walk for Life West Coast Info Faire in San Francisco where they provide brochures, flyers, and other informational giveaways. The TLM of SF have been put in charge of maintaining the California Apostolates photo webpage https://icksp-cal.smugmug.com/. Your prayerful support to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco over the past years is very much appreciated, as it looks forward on continuing it’s mission of getting the Traditional Latin Mass more widely known.
Since the publication of the first edition of this essay online by California Latin Mass in 2013, and subsequent postings by other blogs such as the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco, Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, and most recently Rorate-Caeli, readers have expressed to me not only their appreciation for what they’ve learned, but also to point out unintended typos and errors in the text and in the order of postures in the tables. I have corrected those typos and errors in this revised edition.
I have also added a new section discussing the posture at Orate Fratres, which I believe deserves more than just a passing mention and a footnote. The impetus for this was the change in the mandated posture at Orate Fratres in the Novus Ordo.
Up until 2010, the common posture for all Roman rite Catholics, whether assisting in the Novus Ordo or in the Traditional Latin Mass, was to remain seated while the priest says Orate, fratres, recite the response while seated, and then only rise afterwards. The English text of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Novus Ordo, of course), revised and approved for U.S. and Canadian dioceses in 2012, now instructs the faithful assisting in the Novus Ordo to rise for this prayer and recite the response standing. The word fratres could now also be properly rendered as “Brothers and sisters” in lieu of “brethren.” I would advise anyone inclined to think that this is just more evidence of the propensity in the Novus Ordo to innovate unnecessarily and that it has nothing to do with the Traditional Latin Mass to withhold your judgment and read section VI first. There is more to this than you think.