Solemn High Dominican Rite Mass – April 2, 2016 (10AM) at St. Albert the Great Priory

There will be a Solemn High Dominican Rite Mass tomorrow, Saturday (April 2), 10AM at the St. Albert the Great Priory (6172 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA). The celebrant will be Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. Recitation of the Marian Rosary will follow immediately. Visitors and guests are welcome; pew booklets with the text of Mass in Latin and English will be provided.  There is ample parking on the street and in the priory parking lot next to the chapel.

Dominican Rite Mass cancelled – Saturday, March 12

From St. Albert’s Priory (Oakland, CA) comes this notice:

Please be advised that our monthly Dominican Rite Mass scheduled for Saturday, March 12, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We hope you can join us for the two remaining Dominican Rite Masses this semester:
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am – Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am – Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP

Dominican Rite Mass Announcement

SAMSUNG CSCDue to a funeral, our Dominican Rite Mass on Saturday, February 6, is cancelled. For the remainder of the semester, the monthly Mass according to the Dominican Rite will be offered as follows:

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 am
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am

St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel is located at 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618.


Fr. Gabriel Mosher (OP)’s Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite (St. Dominic’s, San Francisco, CA)


The newly ordained Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P, continued to celebrate his First Masses of Thanksgiving this past few days. On June 11, 2015, he celebrated a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite – A Votive Mass of the Holy Name of Jesus, at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco, CA. He was assisted by Br. Chris Brannan, O.P., (Deacon) and Fr. Peter Hannah, O.P. (Subdeacon). Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., was the homilist. Br. Gregory Liu, O.P., was the Senior acolyte; Br. Joseph Selinger, was the Junior acolyte; Br. Damien Lach, was the Thurifer; and Br. Matthew Heynen, was the Crucifer. Music was provided by the St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher is scheduled to celebrate a Solemn High Mass (Roman Rite) at St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland, CA on June 14, 2015, at 12:30pm. There is a special reception following the mass at the Fr. Kozina Hall.

Click on the photo above for the full photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass and first blessing.

Photos: Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher’s 1st Mass at Carmel of Holy Family (Kensington, CA)


On Wednesday (June 3, 2015), the newly ordained Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P., celebrated his first Missa Cantata in the Dominican Rite (Votive Mass of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Kensington, CA. Click on the photo for the photo gallery of the High Mass.

Here’s the schedule for all of his other masses of Thanksgiving (EF and OF):

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m., Missa Cantata in the Dominican Rite, Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (First Friday Devotion: Confessions from 9:30 to 9:50, Rosary after Mass), Saint Albert the Great Priory, Oakland CA.

Sunday June 7, 10:00 a.m., Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, in the Ordinary Form Roman Rite, Corpus Christi Monastery, Menlo Park CA.

Thursday, June 11, 8 p.m., Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite, Votive Mass of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, St. Dominic’s Church, San Francisco CA.

Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m., Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, St. Margaret Mary’s​ Church, Oakland CA. Mass setting will be Missa Cordi Sacro written by the composer Frank La Rocca​.

Thank you Fr. Peter for celebrating the Dominican Rite


Thank you Fr. Peter Junipero Hannah, Brother Gregory Liu, Brother Thomas Pickett and Brother Christopher for assisting at the Dominican Rite at Star of the Sea Catholic Parish in San Francisco yesterday, July 4, 2014.

Fr Peter, newly ordained on May 31, 2014  imparted  first blessings after the Dominican Rite to the people.

More photos on our smugmug page

Dominican Rite EF Masses Sunday (June 29) and First Friday (July 4)



This Sunday’s regular 11am EF High Mass (June 29, 2014), Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., will celebrating in the Dominican Rite at Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118).

fr. hannah

This coming first Friday (July 4, 2014) at 6:30pm, another Dominican Rite High Mass will also be celebrated. This time by Fr. Peter Junipero Hannah, O.P. at Star of the Sea. Fr. Peter Junipero Hannah, O.P., was ordained by His Excellency, Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, S.J at St. Dominic Parish, San Francisco, CA last May 31, 2014. After mass, he will be available to give his first blessing.