July 25, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim is free

 Meriam Ibrahim is free - thank you for your prayers for her. Through the intersession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, let us continue to pray for our brethren all over the world that suffer for the One True Faith.

Te Redemptoris Dominique nostri

O beautiful Virgin! we acknowledge thee to be the Mother of our Savior and God; but thou art, too, the solace and Help of Christians, in their adversities.

The gates of hell may rage; the old enemy may, in his wrath, stir up anger which may threaten to destroy the people of God;

But this wild passion can do no hurt to those pure souls, whose prayers have won protection and heavenly strength from the Virgin ever Blessed.

If she be our Patroness and help us, the din of wicked war must cease, and our enemies must fall by thousands, or be put to flight.

As on the holy mount of Sion there was a tower and citadel with its well-built wall, and the City of David was safe with its shields and valiant men:

So the Virgin, made strong by the mighty hand of God, and laden with heaven's gifts, wards off from her devoted clients the blows of Satan.

O holy Trinity, to whom all praise is due! grant that we may praise thee through eternal years. May our souls by their faith, and our lips by their hymns, laud thy holy name. Amen 

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: