Altar Worthy Handmade Vestments

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Paul Uhl, owner of Altar Worthy Handmade Vestments while he was visiting San Francisco. His company is based out of Seattle, Washington.  It was Providence that we now met face to face because we are in communication with them only via email to hopefully commission them to make a Solemn High Mass Set for us.  We are preparing for the Pontifical High Mass this year.

Visit their website at

Below are some of their beautiful works of art!


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A Bishop of Rome Celebrates Laetare Sunday with the FSSP

The Fraternity of St Peter’s Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, was very honored to welcome as the celebrant of the Mass for Laetare Sunday His Excellency Matteo Zuppi, the Auxiliary Bishop of Rome responsible for the pastoral care of the city center, including Trinità dei Pellegrini. This was the first time that an auxiliary of Rome durante munere has celebrated Mass in the Extraordinary Form in a Roman parish since the post-Conciliar liturgical reforms began, and the whole parish community was very glad to accede to His Excellency’s request to say the Mass.
The miter which His Excellency is wearing here was a gift to him from the parish.

As Fr. Joseph Kramer, the parish priest, stated when welcoming the bishop before the beginning of the Mass, “Monsignor Zuppi’s presence here today represents the union in law, but also in affection, which exists between this parish and the diocese of Rome. As pastor, together with all the members of the parish, we are Continue reading

Dominican Rite Missa Cantata for First Saturday Devotion, Oakland CA

Dominican Rite Missa Cantata for First Saturday Devotion, Oakland CA

First Saturday Mass, St. Albert’s Priory

This is just the briefest of reminders to readers in the San Francisco Bay Area that the Dominican Rite Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be sung by the student friars of the Western Dominican Province as part of First Saturday Devotions.  The celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Byan Kromholtz, O.P., Assistant Professor of Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley and Regent of Studies of the Western Province.

This Missa Cantata will be at St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel, 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland CA, 94618, this Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard in the chapel from 9:30 to 9:50 before Mass, and recitation of the Marian Rosary will immediately follow it. Visitors and guests are welcome; pew booklets with the text of Mass in Latin and English will be provided.

For more information on Dominican Rite Masses in the Bay Area, click here. Regular attendees at our First Saturday Masses should know that the First Saturday Mass of next month, on May 3, will be at the Carmel of the Holy Family in Canyon CA and will be a Solemn High Dominican Rite Mass.

San Francisco Archbishop: Those dissenting from Church teachings shouldn’t receive Communion


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 31, 2014 ( – Speaking with LifeSiteNews about the matter of worthiness to receive Holy Communion last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said that Church teaching on the matter “has been very clear and consistent from literally the very beginning.”

The Church’s teaching goes “all the way back to St. Paul who writes in 1 Corinthians that anyone who does not receive the Eucharist worthily, that is if they are in a state of sin, blasphemes the body and blood of the Lord,” the archbishop explained.

The leader of San Francisco’s 444,000 Catholics noted that those who would dissent “from a defined Church teaching” and those who would violate the moral teaching of the Church in a serious way, “are not properly disposed to receive Holy Communion.”

“As St. Paul teaches, if they dare to approach knowing that they are in such a state of sin, they bring condemnation upon themselves,” he said. “This is not a harsh judgment of the Church, but our understanding of the Eucharist is that it is not simply a way of welcoming people, a way of affirming people.”

Great Marian Procession West Coast | May 3, 2014

Save the date! Honor our Blessed Lady and join the crowds in this spectacular 3-mile pilgrimage through the city. Here is your opportunity to give public witness our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event concludes with Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and May Crowning ceremony.

If you are Catholic and live on the West Coast, join the crowds for this EPIC 6th Annual Marian Procession, Mass and Crowning! The glorious statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is led out from East Lawn Cemetery to the haunting sounds of drums and bagpipes. 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.

You will walk through East Sacramento, Midtown and Downtown, passing in front of the State Capitol, then to Cathedral Plaza. Enter the majestic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where you will participate in the breathtaking Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form: the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite! Mass is sung by the famous accomplished Choir and Choristers of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, and served by the skilled members of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish Altar Guild. Then immediately following Mass is May Crowning of our Blessed Lady.

The Schedule is:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 a.m. Arrive – East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
8:00 a.m. Sharp – Procession leaves on 3-mile pilgrimage
10:30 a.m. Solemn Mass & May Crowning at the Cathedral

Note: Please bring a portable radio, tuned to 1620 am – Immaculate Heart Radio!