August 24, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Assistance

              The new High Altar at Sacred Heart Church - Photo credit and thanks to Linda Renz

This past Sunday at Sacred Heart Latin Mass in Hollister, Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich mentioned in his sermon the need for parishioners to get more involved. Many people have asked how they can help; here is a list of needs and who to contact. Please email LatinMass@SHSBParish and mention what area you would like to assist in.
Altar Servers -  This is the greatest area of need. All men and boys who have received First Communion are encouraged to learn how to serve at the altar. For more information on how you can serve, contact Altar Server coordinator Adam Nannini.
Music - You do not need to be a professional, or even musically trained.  Just a voice, a willingness to learn, and a desire to worship is needed.  Practice is held an hour before Mass. To inquire about joining the Schola, contact Music Director Greg Plese.
Hospitality -  There is coffee and snacks after each Sunday Mass, if you would like to bring some food, or help set up or take down, contact Susie AmRhein.
Outreach & General Help - If you would like to help hand out Latin Mass information cards, welcome newcomers, put out flyers, or any other general help areas, contact June Ely.

August 16, 2016

The Traditional Latin Mass Community of St. Junipero Serra

In the Southern part of the Diocese of Monterey, the Traditional Latin Mass Community of St. Junipero Serra has Mass every Sunday at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. Confession and Rosary between noon and 12:25, Mass at 12:30 pm. For more information regarding the Traditional Latin Mass on the Central Coast including the Five Cities visit their website at

From their website:
The Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Junipero Serra serves those members of Christ's Faithful who worship in accordance with the traditional Latin Liturgy (or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) of the Catholic Church. The Sacred Liturgy is celebrated with the Roman liturgical books of 1962. Not merely its lawfulness, but the continued importance of the traditional Latin Liturgy for the faith and life of the Church, already affirmed by  St. John Paul II in 'Ecclesia Dei,' was further emphasized and guaranteed by Pope Benedict XVI, in 'Summorum Pontificum.' 
The traditional Latin Liturgy is centered on God as its core.  The Traditional Latin Mass as it has developed through the centuries, under the gentle influence of the Holy Spirit, bears treasures of language, music and ritual that raise our hearts and minds to the presence and action of Almighty God, in order to praise Him and to witness to the Gospel message given to us by Christ Jesus our Savior.

August 11, 2016

16th. Annual High Mass in honor of St. Philomena

The Institute of Christ the King will have High Mass in honor of St. Philomena at Five Wounds Church in San Jose on Sat., August 13th., at 7:30 pm. Confession will be available starting at 7:00 pm. The 16th. annual celebration will also include the Litany of St. Philomena, a candle-light Rosary Procession, and Veneration of the first class relic of St. Philomena. A potluck of finger foods to follow in the meeting room of Five Wounds Church. For address and directions please visit their website:

August 4, 2016

Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. All are invited to Low Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on Monday, August 15th., at 5:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hollister. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be the celebrant. Please note that the highways into Hollister at that time of day have a lot of traffic, so more time will be needed to get to Mass.

July 27, 2016

Abbé Hugues Beaugrand visit thank you's

Thank you to Abbé Hugues Beaugrand, IBP, for his visit, and to all that contributed to welcoming him to Sacred Heart Latin Mass. As things progress in the future with the Institute of the Good Shepherd, Fr. Milich will keep everyone updated.

July 17, 2016

Visit from Abbé Hugues Beaugrand, IBP

On Sunday, July 24th., Abbé Hugues Beaugrand, North American Delegate for the Institute of the Good Shepherd, will be assisting at Mass and visiting with Sacred Heart Latin Mass parishioners. All are encouraged to join in meeting and welcoming Abbé Beaugrand at a potluck reception hosted by the parish in the courtyard following Mass. For those that would like to help with the reception, please contact Erin or Tracy at
The Institute of the Good Shepherd is a society of traditional Catholic priests in full communion with Rome. The institute dates back to the year 2006, and was founded by several priests who were once part of the Society of Pius X.  The purpose of Abbé Beaugrand's visit is to begin the process to determine if the Sacred Heart Latin Mass could possibly be a fit for their first apostolate in North America.

July 8, 2016

Fr. Peter Carota - Rest In Peace

We are grieved to learn the news that Traditional Catholic priest Fr. Peter Carota, originally from Santa Cruz, Ca. in the Diocese of Monterey, a great lover and promoter of the Traditional Mass, has passed away following a long illness.
There will be a service for Fr. Carota at the Cathedral of The Annunciation in Stockton, California. It is located at 425 West Magnolia St., Stockton 95213. Beginning with a reception of the body on Thursday July 14th at 5:00pm. The Rosary will follow at 6:00pm and a vigil at 7:00pm.
Father Carota’s funeral will be on July 15th and 10:00am at the Cathedral of The Annunciation in Stockton, California. Procession following from Stockton, Ca to Ripon, Ca.
Graveside service: 19399 W Hwy. 120, Ripon, Ca 95366 at St. John Cemetery.

One Requiem Mass was already celebrated on the evening of Fr. Carota's passing at St. Catherine of Siena (Phoenix, AZ), which is available for viewing at Sancta Missa’s YouTube page.  The following is a list of other upcoming Traditional Latin Requiem Masses:

July 15, 2016 (Friday), 12:15 PM
St. Stephen the First Martyr Church
5461 44th St
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 455-5114

July 16, 2016 (Saturday), 12PM
Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Illo
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, Ca 95335
Phone: (209) 551-4973

July 23, 2016 (Saturday), 10AM
Solemn High Requiem Mass
Celebrant: Rev. Canon Olivier Meney, ICRSS
St. Margaret Mary’s Church
1219 Excelsior Ave,
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 482-0596

Here is a link to an article from the Monterey Latin Mass blog from 2013, when Fr. Carota lead the annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem:

 Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.