November 2021 Update: San Francisco Bay Area Ancient Liturgies

November 4, 2021

The Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Liturgy, which was founded by Archbishop Cordileone and is directed by Maggie Gallagher, sends out emails about ancient liturgies in the Bay Area. The emails include locations, times, and other information about traditional Latin Masses, Dominican rite and Eastern rite liturgies, and notably reverent ordinary form Masses—for example, those OF Masses that are celebrated with traditional sacred music and at least partly in Latin. The last update for the month of November was somehow corrupted and truncated, so it was sent out without the complete listings. This post has all of the intended contents.

To see the most recent listings for all known ancient liturgies in the area, scroll down to “Where to Find Ancient Beauties Ever New.”

Please forward a link to this page to anyone who might be interested. Apologies for the inconvenience, and for notices about the events at the beginning of the month that were not seen before they happened.

Please send updates, additions, or corrections to: To receive the ancient liturgies emails, register at:

Special November Masses Up to the Novena of All Souls

This section has tables of special TLMs that have come to our attention for the beginning of the month of November, which starts with All Saints and All Souls Days. Bay Area Requiem Masses in honor of all the suffering souls in purgatory continue through November 5, within the novena of All Souls. Archbishop Cordileone is offering a special Mass to pray for the homeless who have died in the past year on November 6. And the entire month is dedicated to praying for the souls of the faithful dead with special indulgences that may be obtained to help free souls from purgatory. (For more about the November indulgences, see this Benedict XVI Facebook post.)

Where to Find Ancient Beauty Ever New

Listings changed since the previous monthly update are identified with a +.

“What a great list! I’m so happy to see that the TLM is being provided for God’s people. It’s very heartening to see that I am not alone.”—Maria Ebert 

Information has been checked as current as of October 30. Please let us know about updates, additions, or corrections:

Because times and dates may change for many reasons, check before you go. Some locations are managed by a coordinator who is not connected to the parish, so use the information provided to contact that person directly.

Unless noted, the listed liturgies are traditional Latin Low Masses. A Missa Cantata is indicated with (Sung). Latin Ordinary Form Masses, Dominican Masses, and Eastern rite liturgies are also indicated when appropriate.

San Francisco Archdiocese

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
(inside at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine)
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1st Wednesday 3 PM
415-567-2020 Ext. 203,

+ Cristo Rey Carmelite Monastery
721 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Once a month on selected Solemnities. Date confirmed so far:
November 1, Monday, 4 PM—All Saints Day (Sung).
Celebrant: Fr. Christopher Wetzel, O.P..
Contact: (415)596-7834

Ecce Agnus Dei during the Solemn High Mass at Cristo Rey Carmelite Monastery October 3 on the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church
215 Silliman Street
San Francisco, CA 94134
Sunday Divine Liturgy 11:30 AM (Ukrainian)
(415) 468-2601 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
1040 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
Sunday 4 PM

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church
600 El Camino Real
Milbrae, CA 94030
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM
(650) 589-9653

+ St. Dominic Church
2390 Bush Street
San Francisco 94115
Sunday Ordinary Form Solemn Sung Mass: 11:30 AM
Holy Days and Solemnities: see the schedule here

The St. Dominic Schola Cantorum and instrumentalists, both professional and volunteer, are dedicated to performing the repertory of what the Second Vatican Council described as “the vast treasury of sacred music.” The choir performs the full spectrum of liturgical music, including Gregorian Chant, polyphonic Mass settings, motets, and anthems. Contact Director Simon Berry at (415) 567-7824 ext.104 or

St. Francis of Assisi Church
1425 Bay Road
East Palo Alto 94303
Friday (Sung) 6 PM

St. Mary Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church
109 North 1st Street
Campbell 95008 
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 AM
(408) 378-6212

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Mission
Sunday Divine Liturgy 8:15 AM (Ukranian)
Carmelite Monastery Chapel
1000 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara 95050
Or as announced at the mission chapel:
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Center 
445 Washington Street
Santa Clara 95050
Holy Days of Obligation also as announced.
(415) 468-2601

+ Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco 94118
Rosary in Latin Sundays 11 AM in the church
Sunday 11:30 AM (Sung)
Saturday 12 Noon
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM
Holy Days 7:00 AM and 6 PM (Sung)
First Friday 6 PM (Sung)

Visitacion Church
655 Sunnydale Avenue
San Francisco 94134
First Friday 7 PM
(415) 494-5517 ext. 3

Monterey Diocese

Sacred Heart Church
680 College Street
Hollister 95023
Sunday 10:00 AM (Sung)
Note: Until a new celebrant is found, TLMs are only on Sundays.
(831) 637-9212

Oakland Diocese 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
500 Fairview Avenue
Brentwood 94513
Sunday 5 PM livestreamed
(925) 634-4154 x 102

Our Lady of Grace Church
3433 Somerset Avenue
Castro Valley 94546
1st Friday 7 PM
(510) 537-0806 

St. Edward Church
5788 Thornton Avenue
Newark 94560
Thursday 7 PM
(510) 797-0241

St. Margaret Mary Church
1219 Excelsior Avenue
Oakland 94610
Sunday 7 AM (Low) 12:30 PM (Sung)
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 6 PM
Thursday 12 Noon, Saturday 10 AM
Contact: Canon Benjamin Norman (510) 482-0596 X203; 

St. Mary Church
350 Stinson Ave
Vacaville 95688
Sunday 2 PM
(707) 448-2390 

St. Michael Church
458 Maple Street
Livermore 94550
Sunday 8 AM
(925) 447-1585 

San José Diocese

+ Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
14442 Union Ave, San José 95124
NOTE: See below for new location starting November 8!
Sunday: 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM (Sung) Mass
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 AM
Wednesdays: 12 NOON.
1st Friday: 7 PM, other Fridays: 6 PM
November 7 is the last day IHM oratory Masses will be celebrated at 14442 Union Ave. Until further notice, Sunday Masses will be celebrated at Canyon Heights Academy Chapel, 775 Waldo Road, Campbell 95008, and daily Masses at 14418 Union Avenue, San José, 95124 (close to the current location). Mass times change frequently. To double-check the schedule, see the bulletin posted on Saturdays on Facebook ( and at; or email

End of the Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Christ the King October 31 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church 
600 El Camino Real
Millbrae 94030
Sunday Divine Liturgy 11 AM
(650) 741-6342
Last SaturdayDivine Liturgy 6 PM at 
St. Christopher Catholic Church
1576 Curtner Avenue
San José 95125
(408) 269-2226 

St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church
14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos 95032 
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10:30 AM
(408) 871-0919

St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 AM English (some Greek and Arabic)
Location is changing. Check with Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo at 
(831) 272-3388 or email

+ New: St. Thomas Aquinas Church
751 Waverley St.
Palo Alto 94301
Sunday Ordinary Form Latin Mass at NOON:
The St. Ann Choir and the congregation sing the ordinary of the Mass, and the choir sings the propers and polyphonic motets.
For special feasts, the choir sings polyphonic Mass settings from Renaissance composers for the ordinary, along with chanted propers. To get email or regular mail schedule notices or for questions:;; (650) 493-7933.

On November 21, the Solemnity of Christ the King in the new calendar, the St. Ann Choir will sing William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices along with the Gregorian chant propers for the day.

Santa Rosa Diocese

St. Eugene Cathedral
2323 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa 94505
Sunday 1:30 PM
Tuesday and Holy Days 5:30 PM

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
546 Berding Street
Ferndale 95536
2nd and 4th Sundays (Sung)—times vary
2nd and 4th Mondays (Low)—depends on priest availability)
Check at: or call (707) 407-7984. 
See also and

St. Joan of Arc Church
6404 Washington Street
Yountville 94559
Sunday 9:30 AM
Thursday 5:30 PM
Note: TLMs at the Holy Family Mission in Rutherford are suspended due to COVID. 

Archbishop Cordileone leads the rosary after the Storm Heaven Pontifical Low Mass at St. Dominic Church on October 1

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