EWTN Raymond Arroyo’s Interview: FSSP ‘REQUIEM’ Album

EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo recently interviewed two priests of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP): Fr. Gerard Saguto (US District Superior) and Fr. Zachary Akers (FSSP Director of Development) on the Fraternity’s new album, “Requiem”. Don’t forget to buy yourself a copy here!

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The Great Marian Procession – May 13, 2017

We are now in the month of May, the month of our Lady! We here in the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco are looking forward for this year’s Great Marian Procession to take place at exactly May 13, 2017, which marks the 100 years of our Lady of Fatima’s apparition! This year, a new route has been set so please take note of the new details given below (courtesy of BringMary.com). Please come and bring your friends and family!

SACRAMENTO: NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE. There is a NEW ROUTE. Please see below. – Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00 AM – Save the date! Honor our Blessed Lady and join the crowds in this spectacular 3.5-mile pilgrimage through the city. Here is your opportunity to give public witness to our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event concludes in Solemn Mass and glorious May Crowning ceremony. If you are Catholic and live on the West Coast, join the crowds for this EPIC Annual Marian Procession, Mass and Crowning! The glorious statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is led out from the Cemetery to the haunting sounds of drums and bagpipes (performed by The City of Sacramento Pipe Band). The statue is flanked by Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard. Boulevards and streets are closed-down by the Sacramento Police Department as the crowds make their 3.5-mile pilgrimage through the city, praying Our Lady’s Holy Rosary which is broadcast by Immaculate Heart Radio for the event. The procession concludes with May Crowning of our Blessed Lady, immediately followed by the breathtaking Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form – The Extraordinary From of the Roman Rite!

Departure Address:
St. Mary Cemetery, 6509 Fruitridge Rd. Sacramento, 95820
Arrival Address:
East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, 95819

Chaplain’s Corner | 2nd Sunday after Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday – April 30, 2017

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In today’s Gospel in the traditional Roman Liturgy, we meditate on the beautiful Easter figure of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Who lays down His life for His sheep and Who has power to take up His life again. We marvel at the humility of the Shepherd Who became a Lamb, bleeding for the salvation of the sheep who had gone astray. We can never meditate enough on this solemn doctrine: that our Shepherd has loved us before we were good sheep, that while we were yet sinners He died for us.

The image of the Shepherd with His sheep comes to life if one studies the life of shepherds, so common in Jesus’s culture. I had occasion once to read a meditation on Psalm 22 from a Basque shepherd in Nevada. Among the fascinating details revealed in the shepherd’s simple work, I was most struck by the fact that each sheep personally checks in with the shepherd two times each day.

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Chaplain’s Corner | Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017

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Today the Church enters the most solemn week of her liturgical year. During Holy Week, we accompany Jesus Christ in His Passion and Death, which finally bear fruit in His most sacred Resurrection. We are not mere bystanders at these events, but they enter into our souls to the extent that we open ourselves to them.

The Sacred Liturgy is our teacher in the spirituality of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we welcome with joy into our hearts Jesus Christ our King, so that we might be filled with the hope of entering one day into the New and Heavenly Jerusalem, following where our Head has gone before us.

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Help St. Francis de Sales Oratory become “America’s Most Beautiful Church”!

The Institute’s apostolate, St. Francis de Sales Oratory, recently made it to the finals of an interesting online contest titled “Church Madness 2017: National Churchpionship”, where it’s competing with St. James Church (Louisville, Kentucky) for the title of “America’s Most Beautiful Church”! The competition even got to be featured on this Fox TV segment. Click here to vote (voting ends on Thursday, April 6 at 11:59PM Central Time) and let’s help make St. Francis de Sales the Most Beautiful Church in America!

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

We are currently experiencing technical glitches on YouTube, please visit this FB feed: https://www.facebook.com/TradicionalismoCatolico/videos/1823076367942267/

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).

EF Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke in Oakland, California, March 19 (Sunday) at 12:30PM

Update: Welcome reception will take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light at 4PM, not at the St. Margaret Mary church yard as announced earlier; see updated info below.

A once in a lifetime event in the San Francisco Bay Area! His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, will be celebrating a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Margaret Mary (Oakland, CA) on March 19, 2017 at 12:30PM. There will be a welcome reception after mass (4PM) at Cathedral of Christ the Light (2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612) concluding with a Solemn Benediction at 5PM. Share the news and invite your friends!

Photos: Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form in San Francisco (Dec. 3, 2016)

Last Saturday (December 3, 2016), his Excellency, the Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco conferred the sacrament of Confirmation to a group of mostly young Catholics from various parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The rite of Confirmation was done in the Extraordinary Form, which was followed by a Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco. To our knowledge, this marks the first time the Sacrament of Confirmation was done in the archdiocese using the traditional Roman Rite since the post-Conciliar liturgical reform of the 60’s. Liturgical assistance was provided by some seminarians from the nearby St. Patrick’s Seminary and University at Menlo Park. Here are a few photos of the Confirmation ceremony (click here to view the rest on our smugmug photo gallery).

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Guest post: Understanding When to Kneel, Sit, and Stand at the Traditional Latin Mass (revised 2nd edition)

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.

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