We have just updated our listing of times and locations of Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) covering the Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco as of today, 11/1/2019. Click below for the PDF version: The Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco
We try to keep this list as updated as possible, so feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any new locations or for any updates / corrections. Thank you!
Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118) will be offering a Missa Cantata for All Saints Day, November 1 (6:00 PM), and the following day, November 2 (12:00 PM), a Sung EF Requiem Mass. Everyone is invited!
We have been informed that a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone on November 16, 2019 (10 AM EST), at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The organizer of this special event, the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music & Divine Worship, has requested those attending to RSVP for planning purposes. Parking is plentiful. The nearest Metro is about a 5-minute walk from Brookland CUA on the Red Line Metro. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the website http://massoftheamericas.com/
A good friend of the TLM Society of SF, and a frequent visitor at St. Margaret Mary’s EF Masses, Frater Israel Arauz-Rosiles, OFM Conv, recently had his Profession of Solemn Vows at Our Lady of Grace in Castro Valley, CA. The video of his solemn profession can be viewed here. Please keep Frater in your prayers!
Picture: Mgsr. Gilles Wach during the Domine Non Sum Dignus
On the Domine Non Sum Dignus
The rite of communion includes a two fold ceremony. The communion of the priest solemnly precedes the one of the faithful. The reason could be just caused by the fact that the priest might have no people assisting at his Mass, but this does not seem to be the real reason. Priests indeed are only allowed to say private Masses without an altar server since a very recent time.
After the laying on of hands and the consecratory preface, the Bishop vests the newly ordained priest in the vestments of the priesthood. At the beginning of the ceremony, the candidate wears the stole over the left shoulder (as do all other deacons). The Bishop places the stole around the right shoulder and crosses it in front. The crossed stole symbolizes the state of obedience of the priest under the bishop. The priest then receives the chasuble, with the back of the vestment folded, while the bishop says, “Take the vestment of the priesthood which signifies Continue reading →