October 30, 2014
Just a reminder about this complicated weekend:
Saturday, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints. It coincides with the first Saturday of the month. For that reason, we cannot have Mass until noon because of an earlier scheduled Mass at the cemetery. The US Bishops have decided that this year the feast is not a Holy Day of Obligation because it falls on a Saturday. It remains a holy day, with or without the obligation. Many traditionally minded Catholics still consider a personal day of obligation. At any rate, Mass will be offered.
Sunday by the calendar is All Souls Day, but in our community we are bound to the provisions in effect in the older Missal, in which Sunday remains Sunday and what is essentially a funeral Mass (for all the souls in Purgatory) cannot be offered. So we will offer the Mass for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. However, we have been asked to bless the altars in place for the remembrance of All Souls Day that is organized every year at the cemetery. We will do that after Mass, and mark the day with a simple procession through the cemetery with prayers for the dead.Fr. Milich
October 17, 2014
October 13, 2014
Raymond Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Holy See's Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican, on the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops for the Family currently underway in Rome and his chapter in the new book, 'Remaining In the Truth of Christ', on the indissolubility of marriage and his thoughts on Walter Cardinal Kasper's recent proposals to harmonize "fidelity and mercy" in the Church's pastoral approach to divorced and remarried.
An excellent, informative interview, please watch it and then pass it on.
October 4, 2014
Saint Anthony's relics are to visit the Santa Clara and San Francisco Bay Area, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2014. The two precious relics are being brought from the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. One of the reliquaries is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995. The closest St. Anthony relic veneration site will be at Our Lady of Peace, 2800 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara on Saturday, November 1st. Here is a pdf of the total scheduled locations and times:
September 15, 2014
October 4th. will be our First Saturday Mass for the month of October. All are invited to join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.
Although tomorrow, the first Saturday of the month, coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and although it is traditional to bless animals on that day, please consider the limitations.
1) It will be very hot and that could be dangerous for animals left in cars during Mass.
2) Dogs--and I assume other animals--are not permitted in the cemetery.
If animals were brought in carriers, and left in cars that were cool, we could offer a blessing. Otherwise, after Mass, there will be a prayer for the well-being of these creatures of God whom God has given us for our good.
When we have a church of our own, it may be easier to do this. For now, we have to respect the rules of the cemetery.
September 8, 2014
On Sept. 14th. at 6:30 pm the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco will be hosting a Pontifical Mass in San Francisco with the help of Star of the Sea Catholic Parish, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and many others.
For more information visit their website:
September 1, 2014
This upcoming Saturday, Sept. 6th., will be our First Saturday Mass for the month of September. All are invited to join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.