Updated TLM/EF Mass times and locations for the Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco (as of Nov. 1, 2019)

We have just updated our listing of times and locations of Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) covering the Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco as of today, 11/1/2019. Click below for the PDF version:
The Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco

We try to keep this list as updated as possible, so feel free to email us (tlmofsf@gmail.com) for any new locations or for any updates / corrections. Thank you!

EF Masses in the SF Bay Area for All Saints Day and All Souls Day

All Saints Day (Nov. 1, 2019)

St. Joseph Church
1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto, CA, 95355
12:00 PM

Most Holy Rosary Chapel
One Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
12:15 PM

Immaculate Heart of Mary
500 Fairview Ave., Brentwood, CA 94513
5:00 PM (Low Mass)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116
12:00 PM (Low Mass) & 5:45 PM (High Mass)

Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118
6:00 PM (Missa Cantata)

St. Margaret Mary
1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
6:00 PM (Sung High Mass)

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley, CA
7:00 PM (Solemn High Mass)

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
751 Waverley Street (at Homer), Palo Alto, CA 94301
8:00 PM (Sung High Mass, Guerrero, Missa Iste Sanctus & Gregorian chants)

All Souls Day (Nov. 2, 2019)

St. Margaret Mary
1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
6:30 AM & 10:00 AM (Low Mass), 12:00 PM (High Mass)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116
10:00 AM (Low Mass, IES Chapel) & 3:00 PM (Sung Requiem Mass, main church)

Corpus Christi Monastery
215 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA
10:30 AM (Solemn High Requiem Mass in the Dominican Rite)
Celebrant: Very Rev. Vincent M. Kelber, O.P.

Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118
12:00 PM (Sung Requiem Mass)

Carmel of Cristo Rey Chapel and Monastery
721 Parker Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
5:30PM Requiem Mass

Mass of the Americas: EF Solemn Pontifical High Mass with Archbishop Cordileone

We have been informed that a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone on November 16, 2019 (10 AM EST), at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The organizer of this special event, the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music & Divine Worship, has requested those attending to RSVP for planning purposes. Parking is plentiful. The nearest Metro is about a 5-minute walk from Brookland CUA on the Red Line Metro. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the website http://massoftheamericas.com/

From the Desk of Canon Olivier Meney, ICRSS

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Picture: Mgsr. Gilles Wach during the Domine Non Sum Dignus

On the Domine Non Sum Dignus

The rite of communion includes a two fold ceremony. The communion of the priest solemnly precedes the one of the faithful. The reason could be just caused by the fact that the priest might have no people assisting at his Mass, but this does not seem to be the real reason. Priests indeed are only allowed to say private Masses without an altar server since a very recent time.

The motive of the double rite of communion is Continue reading

From the Desk of Canon Olivier Meney, ICRSS

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The 7 Steps of Ordination

Part V:   The Ordination of Priests,  continued

After the laying on of hands and the consecratory preface, the Bishop vests the newly ordained priest in the vestments of the priesthood.  At the beginning of the ceremony, the candidate wears the stole over the left shoulder (as do all other deacons).  The Bishop places the stole around the right shoulder and crosses it in front.  The crossed stole symbolizes the state of obedience of the priest under the bishop.  The priest then receives the chasuble, with the back of the vestment folded, while the bishop says, “Take the vestment of the priesthood which signifies Continue reading