Deacon Michael Rocha shared with us the good news of his upcoming ordination to the priesthood taking place this Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 AM (alongside Deacons Kyle Faller and Ernesto Jandonero for the Archdiocese of San Francisco) at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA) by His Excellency, Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco. There is a reception following the ceremony.
The Masses of Thanksgiving schedule for the newly ordained priests is as follows:
Reverend Kyle Faller
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 AM
Most Holy Rosary Chapel (1 Saint Vincent Dr., San Rafael, CA)
Reverend Ernesto Jandonero
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Saint Pius Parish (1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA)
Reverend Michael Rocha
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form / Traditional Latin Mass
Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA)
Of particular interest for Rev. Michael Rocha’s 1st Mass is that the mass setting will be William Byrd’s Mass of Five Voices. Fr. Alvin Yu (Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew Church, San Mateo, CA) will be the deacon and Abbé Kevin Kerscher (Oblate for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) the subdeacon. Fr. Joseph Illo will give the homily. Reception to follow afterward. The following week, there will be three additional first masses in Modesto:
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA 95355
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:00am (Latin)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)
A Solemn High Mass in the EF is also scheduled on June 30, 2019 (12:30 PM) at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610).
Please keep the soon-to-be priests in your prayers!