July 16, 2014

Monterey Latin Mass Confirmation 2014

From our Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich:
Confirmation is coming, Confirmation is coming...
Every two years we have the privilege of the presence of his Excellency, Bishop Richard Garcia for the sake of conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation. And every two years we find that in addition to the young people, seen as the ordinary recipients of the Sacrament, there are many adults who, for one reason or another, have never been Confirmed. This is the time. The date of the Confirmation is Nov. 18. But preparatory classes are part of the process. For now we need to know who will be receiving the Sacrament. For the "confirmandi" you must 1) be at least 12 years old at the time of reception of the Sacrament. There is no upper age limit, of course. This minimum age is lower than that of most area parishes because of the special circumstances of our community, and comes via the direct permission of Bishop Garcia. There will be no exceptions to the minimum age. 2) You must be attending the Traditional Latin Mass in our community. There will be no exceptions. It is a matter of respecting the integrity of local parishes and the Bishop's own requirement. 3) You must attend the classes. Once we have a list, we will try to find the best time for the sessions. 4) You must have a baptismal certificate. They are fairly easy to obtain in most cases, and if there is a difficulty, we need to know now. Remember that Confirmation is an important part of our spiritual armor. Adults who have not been confirmed have a real need for this Sacrament. And young people, who will soon face all the usual challenges of growing up, need it now. So, please, please sign up now, via our email address (info@montereylatinmass.org), or directly after Mass with June Ely (just ask around, people will direct you to her). And get to work requesting a copy of the Baptismal certificate.

July 13, 2014

25th. Anniversary of the Jesus Mary Joseph Home, Santa Cruz

You are invited:
One of the charities that our community tithes to is the Jesus Mary Joseph Home in Santa Cruz. All are invited to celebrate the 25th. Anniversary of the JMJ Home on Saturday, Aug. 12th., from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm. There will be music, snacks, and a special guest, Bishop Richard Garcia.
The address is 132 Lennox St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Please RSVP: (831) 419-7899 or patsgorman@hotmail.com


June 30, 2014

Two additional weekday Masses offered this week

A note from Fr. Milich-
There will be two additional weekday Masses offered this week for those who can make it. First, on Wednesday, June 2, the Feast of the Visitation, Mass will be offered at Mission San Juan Bautista at 10:30 a.m. It will be the Mass of the Day, but it will be offered for the blessed repose of the soul of Stanley Iverson, the stepfather of Pam Flanders, one of our community members. All are invited to come and pray for Mr. Iverson and his family. Then on Saturday we have our monthly First Saturday Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at noon.

June 21, 2014

Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass Community 6th. Anniversary

This upcoming Sunday, June 29th., the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, is a liturgical feast in honor of the martyrdom in Rome of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This important Feast day is the 6th. anniversary of our Latin Mass community. A blessed anniversary to the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass Community~

June 17, 2014

Solemnity of Corpus Christi 2014

This upcoming Sunday, June 22nd., is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Mass will be followed by a traditional Procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ) is the solemn commemoration of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist. In it the Church offers homage and gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest treasure.

From St. Thomas Aquinas:
"Desirous that we be made partakers of His divinity, the only-begotten Son of God has taken to Himself our nature so that having become man, He would be enabled to make men gods. Whatever He assumed of our nature He wrought unto our salvation. For on the altar of the Cross He immolated to the Father His own Body as victim for our reconciliation and shed His blood both for our ransom and for our regeneration. Moreover, in order that a remembrance of so great benefits may always be with us, He has left us His Body as food and His Blood as drink under appearances of bread and wine."
         "Material food first changes into the one who eats it, and then, as a consequence, restores to him lost    strength and increases his vitality.  Spiritual food, on the other hand, changes the person who eats it into itself. Thus the effect proper to this Sacrament is the con­ver­sion of a man into Christ, so that he may no longer       live, but Christ lives in him; conse­quent­ly, it has the double effect of restoring the spiritual strength he had lost  by his sins and defects, and of increasing the strength of his virtues." 

June 12, 2014

Extraordinary Faith television program on EWTN

Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical Catholic sacred art, architecture, music, and liturgy. Extraordinary Faith also airs each episode via the their website, here are the first two episodes:

The first episode features the Latin Mass community of Mission San Juan Capistrano:

Here is Episode 2: Boston and the St. Paul Choir School:

June 4, 2014

4th. Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem 2014

The 4th. Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem at the Carmel Mission is Pentecost weekend, June 6th. - 8th.. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be offering Mass for the Pilgrimage on Friday at Mission San Juan Bautista at 8am. A small breakfast will follow. Fr. Milich will also be offering Mass for the conclusion of the Pilgrimage at Mission Carmel at 3pm on Sunday. All are invited to attend both Masses.

 Intentions of the Pilgrimage :
● To make Our Lady of Bethlehem known and loved.
● In reparation for the offenses committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
● For the conversion of our own hearts, our families, our state, our country, and the world.

                                                  Prayer to Our Lady of Bethlehem
Dear Lady of Bethlehem, Virgin most pure, Mother of our Savior, may the memory of the cold night Thy Divine son was born cause Thy powerful intercession to overcome the world’s coldness towards the Babe of Bethlehem. Let the flames of love from Thy Immaculate Heart conquer the hearts of all thy children.
Do Thou who suffered such great loneliness when Thy Son was taken from Thee, look with pity upon the void in the hearts of those who know and love Him not. Lead them to Him and His Angels and Saints. Do Thou who journeyed wearily to Bethlehem, look down with mercy upon mankind trudging along the way of evil, lost and confused. Guide us to Thy Son and the heavenly home He has prepared for us.
Look down with compassion upon us, as we commend to Thy maternal care the needs of Holy Mother Church, our beloved country, our state and our families. We place all our petitions at Thy blessed feet. Through Thy powerful intercession may God grant us and the whole world the sacred joy of Bethlehem.
Do Thou also regard with favor our beloved Father Junipero Serra, who brought Thy image to this land and whose remains rest in peace in Thy sanctuary. May he who in life held Thee in such great honor and first made Thy Son known on these shores, be found worthy to be raised to the altars of sainthood.
Our Lady of Bethlehem, pray for us, now and in the hour of our death. Amen.