“Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” – Theology on Tap with Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P.


We were fortunate to attend a Theology on Tap gathering at Zio Fraedo’s (Vallejo, CA) last Thursday (Aug. 27, 2015), where the speaker was Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P., Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento, CA. The topic was titled “Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” where Fr. Akers gave a general overview of the Mass, in particular, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Fr. Akers is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, a community of priests with a particular charism of celebrating the Tridentine or Traditional Latin Mass. We were also blessed to have the presence of another priest, Fr. Brian Soliven, parochial vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in Vacaville, CA. We hope to share with you the video of the talk soon, but in the meantime, some pictures of the event can now be viewed by clicking on the above photo. Many thanks to the Solano Deanery Young Adults of the Diocese of Sacramento for organizing this Theology on Tap, a Catholic speaker series geared toward young adults.

Photos: 2015 Great Marian Procession at Sacramento

Now on it’s 7th year, the Great Marian Procession West Coast took place last Saturday, May 2, 2015, starting at the East Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Sacramento, California. Terry Barber, founder of Saint Joseph Communications, Inc., The Catholic Resource Center, Lighthouse Catholic Media and co-host with Jesse Romero on the EWTN Radio Network program “Reasons For Faith Live“, gave an inspiring talk before the procession began. The faithful were encouraged to write in their prayer requests on paper and to place them on the petition basket that was carried along with the Statue of our Lady of Fatima during the procession.  The event concluded with the Crowning of flowers to Our Lady and a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with His Excellency, Bishop Myron Cotta (Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento), assisting in choro. The clergy (Fr. John Lyons, FSSP, Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry), choir and altar servers, were from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)‘s personal parish, St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish.

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May 2, 2015 – Save the date! The Great Marian Procession West Coast!

Saturday, May 2, 2015: 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 to our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event concludes in Solemn Mass with Bishop Myron Cotta at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and glorious May Crowning ceremony.

For more details, be sure to visit BringMary.com!


Christmas Day Masses in the EF / TLM on the San Francisco Bay Area (North California)


Christmas Day Masses in the Extraordinary Form / Traditional Latin Mass for the Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco, California, USA

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Star of the Sea
4420 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118
December 25
12 AM Midnight Latin High Mass with Choir
11 AM Latin High Mass with Choir

Most Holy Rosary Chapel
One Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Christmas Day High Mass at 10:00 AM (There will be no 12:15 PM Mass on Christmas Day)

Diocese of Oakland

St. Margaret Mary
1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
12:00 AM Solemn High Mass
7:00 AM, Low Mass
12:30 PM, High Mass

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513
Dec. 24, 8:00PM Traditional Latin Mass — Homily Bilingual/Homelia Bilingue

Carmelite Sisters of the Carmel of Jesus Mary and Joseph
68 Rincon Road
Kensington, CA 94707
11:30 am – Sung Extraordinary Form Mass

Santa Maria Parish
40 Santa Maria Way, Orinda, CA
Extraordinary Form Mass celebrated at Midnight

Diocese of San Jose

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory at Five Wounds Church
1375 East Santa Clara Street, San José, California 95116
December 24: Christmas Midnight Mass (Dominus Dixit) at 9:00p.m.
December 25: Christmas Day Mass (Puer Natus Est) at 12:30p.m
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Video: Diocese of Sacramento – Ordination of Deacons (June 28, 2014)

Diocese of Sacramento – Ordination of Deacons (Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite) on June 28, 2014. Celebrated by the Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA, USA. The 19 men who were welcomed into the permanent diaconate were: Brad Bell, John Bockman, David Cabrera, Sergio Diaz, John Fio, Paul Friedrich, Lawrence Hiner, Mark Hronicek, Sang Dominic Kim, David Leatherby, Timothy Louie, Juan Moreno, James Ogbonna, Dennis Purificacion, Mark Ruiz, Paul Sajben, Michael Turner, Robert Vandergraaf and Charles Warner.

Video recording courtesy of Sancta Trinitas Unus Deus – The Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco (http://www.sanctatrinitasunusdeus.com)