2022 Candlemas / Feast of the Purification celebrations in the SF Bay Area

1) Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
February 2. 2022: Low Mass at 11a.m. and 12:15p.m. Blessings of candles will take place before each mass.
Cambrian Park Plaza, #14418 Union Ave, San Jose, CA

2) Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
February 2, 2022: Traditional Latin Low Mass, 3:00 PM
Blessing of Candles and Candlelight Procession
1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109

3) St. Margaret Mary
February 2, 2022: Low Mass with organ at 6PM.
February 6, 2022: External Solemnity High Mass at 12:30pm with the blessing of candles and procession. If you have candles you would like blessed, please place them on the tables before the 12:30 Mass that day.
There will not be a blessing or procession at the 7 am Mass.
1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA

4) Star of the Sea Church
February 2, 2022: 7am Latin Low Mass, 6pm Sung Latin Mass. Blessing of Candles at all Masses.
4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA

5) St. Stephen The First Martyr Parish
February 2, 2022: 6PM
There will be the blessing of candles followed by Solemn Mass.
5461 44th St, Sacramento, CA 95820

6) St. Thomas Aquinas Church
February 2, 2022: 8:00 PM Latin High Mass
Sung by the St. Ann Choir
Blessing of Candles and Candlelight Procession
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Francisco Nahoe, O.F.M. Conv.
751 Waverley St. (at Homer), Palo Alto, CA 94301

January 1, First Saturday, Octave Day of the Nativity, Traditional Latin Low Mass at St. Monica Church, San Francisco, 11 AM.

This Low Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Monica Church, 5920 Geary Street, San Francisco is the only known monthly First Saturday TLM in San Francisco. Here is your chance to bring in the New Year with worship at a traditional Latin Mass and to begin or to continue your participation in the First Saturday devotion recommended by Our Lady at Fatima. For more about the requirements and promises associated with this devotion, read more here.

Fr. Michael Rocha is the celebrant, and Rebekah Wu directs the Traditio est Futurum Choir of Young Adults. Young adults are invited to stay for lunch and socialize after these Masses.

Reminder: Pontifical Mass with Archbishop Cordileone tomorrow, Oct. 21, 6PM at St. Mary’s (Vacaville, CA)

Just a reminder for tomorrow’s Pontifical High Mass to be celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone for the feast of Blessed Karl, Emperor of Austria, at St Mary’s Church (350 Stinson Avenue, Vacaville, CA). Mass will be at 6PM followed by a reception in the parish hall.

October 1st Pontifical Low Mass with Archbishop Cordileone

Today, Friday, October 1st at 3 PM, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate a Pontifical Low Mass – Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and then lead a Holy Rosary, at St. Dominic’s Church, 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco. Cardinal Raymond Burke usually celebrates the monthly Traditional Latin Mass for Operation Storm Heaven and the intentions of the Rosary Warriors who have signed up at CatholicAction.com, but Archbishop Cordileone will be celebrating the masses while Cardinal Burke continues his recovery from COVID.

TLM for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (Sept. 8, 2021) at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey (4:00PM)

There’s a scheduled Traditional Latin High Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady tomorrow, September 8, 2021, at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey (721 Parker Ave., San Francisco, CA), at 4:00 PM. Celebrant will be Fr. William Young. Note: Please enter through the gated entrance.

OPERATION STORM HEAVEN: Pontifical Low Mass and rosary at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco on September 1, 2021 (9:30 AM)

Shared to us by Catholic Arts Today, Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship:


https://vimeo.com/159310310 – or participate via ZOOM. Sign up here: https://www.catholicaction.org/osh_livestream_registration
(A recording of the Mass, Rosary, and sermon will be available after the event.)

Send your intentions to be included in the Mass and the Rosary here: https://www.catholicaction.org/new_intentions_for_mass_and_rosary

We need “prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls.”
Only in this way “will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a Culture of Life.”
~ United States Catholic Bishops Conference’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities

Operation Storm Heaven led by his Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke, and supported by Archbishop Cordileone, seeks to unite Catholics throughout America and the world in the largest Rosary Crusade in history. Every month Cardinal Burke has been celebrating a monthly Mass followed by a Rosary for this crusade. This month, Thomas McKenna from the sponsoring organization, Catholic Action for Faith and Family, asked Archbishop Cordileone to celebrate the Mass and Rosary while Cardinal Burke continues his recovery from COVID. Catholic Action is also recruiting Rosary Warriors to sign up to pray one Rosary on the 1st of every month in union with the Holy Mass and Rosary, usually celebrated by Cardinal Burke for Operation Storm Heaven. They have 100,000 so far and are aiming for a million. Put it on your monthly calendar. Sign up here: https://www.catholicaction.org/take_heaven_by_storm.
Our Lady of Fatima said to the three shepherd children: “Pray, pray much, and sacrifice for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to sacrifice and pray for them.” Let us respond to Our Blessed Mother’s request by Storming Heaven together, with prayer for the graces so greatly needed in our world!

First Friday Traditional Latin Low Mass: Church of the Visitacion on Sept. 3, 2021 (7PM)

7 PM SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
655 Sunnydale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134

All are welcome to attend the second of the First Friday Traditional Latin Low Masses that will regularly be celebrated at Church of the Visitacion—which is coming up next week. A new choir directed by Rebekah Wu, Music Director of the Benedict XVI Institute Schola, will accompany the Mass.

Fr. Hoang Van Thuan, pastor of Visitacion, celebrated the first of his planned monthly Traditional Latin Low Masses on First Friday, August 6 at 7:00 PM. According to Fr. Thuan, the response was gratifying. Attendance more than quadrupled from the usual ten First Friday Mass attendees to between 40 and 50.

Fr. Thuan is one of several Bay Area priests trained by Alex Begin, Executive Director of the Extraordinary Faith series on EWTN, as part of the Benedict XVI Institute’s Latin Mass Project.