January 23, 2017

Update from Seminarian Andrew Rapoport

The following is a letter from seminarian Andrew Rapoport, FSSP, who recently visited Sacred Heart parish in Hollister and assisted Fr. Milich at Mass:

Dear Monterey Latin Mass Community, 

It was a pleasure being able to visit for Mass on the Octave Day of the Nativity. It has been a while since I've informed the community on my progress here at the seminary, so a quick update is due. 

After spending a month at the FSSP parish in Vancouver, B.C. this past summer, I stared my sixth year of Seminary in August. My Fall semester went well. I had a number of different theology classes and Homiletics. Learning how to preach was challenging but I certainly enjoyed the experience. 

My second semester of the sixth year started this past week. My class schedule will be pretty busy. I have Bioethics, Theological Virtues, a class on the Sacrament of Penance, a music class and Scripture. 

I was informed recently by the Superior General that I have been approved for ordination to the Subdiaconate, the Diaconate and permanent incorporation into the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The ordination to the Subdiaconate will be Feb. 11th. and the Diaconate ordination will be on March 25th., both are here in Nebraska. I ask that you please keep me in your prayers. These ordinations are open to the public, so if anyone from the community is interested in attending please let me know. 

This summer will be quite eventful for me. God willing, my whole class of ten will be visiting the Fraternity's seminary in Germany in June. While there, we will attend the priestly ordinations. We will do much sight seeing and have an opportunity to take part in the Chartres pilgrimage. 

After a month in Germany, I hope to take advantage of being in Europe and do some traveling of my own. I plan to visit Rome, Spain and Portugal. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima, I greatly look forward to visiting Our Lady's shrine. If time permits I will also visit the Portuguese islands of the Azores (I am part Portuguese and still have some distant relatives on the islands). 

After this time in Europe, I plan to go to Nigeria. One of my good friends, Deacon Charles Ike, is from Nigeria and will be ordained to the priesthood there. I volunteered to help with his ordination which will be on August 15th. During that time, I will help at the Fraternity's mission parish as well as help with a boys camp.

Following this busy summer, by God's grace I will return for my seventh and final year of seminary. 

I would like to thank you for the support you have given me these past years. The fundraiser which which was held last year was a great success; the money which was raised along with annual donations which I receive have been enough to cover my tuition for at least the rest of this year.

 I will need, however, to come up with the funds to cover my trip to Nigeria; this includes a travel visa, vaccinations and a flight from Europe to Nigeria. I would greatly appreciate any financial assistance that you might be willing to offer (no matter how small the donation). 

I greatly appreciate all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for me as I approach Holy Orders. Be assured of my prayers the Latin Mass Community. 

In Jesus and Mary, 

If you would like to help support Andrew's trip to Nigeria this Summer, checks can be made out to Andrew Rapoport.  Please send donations to:

Andrew Rapoport
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Rd.,
P.O. Box 147
Denton, NE 68339

January 15, 2017

3 day Latin Mass silent retreat for men, 2017

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There is a 3 Day Latin Mass silent retreat for men offered January 27th.- January 29th., 2017. For more information go to: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/sanjose/sanjose-news/
No one should be impeded from this retreat for financial reasons.

January 2, 2017

Walk For Life West Coast 2017

All are invited to join the 13th. Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday, January 21st., 2017.

Info Faire before the Rally at Civic Center Plaza: 11:00 am -1:30 pm, 
Rally: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 
Walk: 1:30 pm - will be walking on Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza. 

After the Walk for Life West Coast, a Sung High Mass will be celebrated for life by Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv., the priest that recently assisted at the Solemn High Masses at Sacred Heart in Hollister and at St. Paul's Church in Pismo Beach. St. Anne’s schola of Palo Alto will accompany. The schola from Sacred Heart Latin Mass in Hollister has been invited to join St. Anne's schola at the Mass. The Mass will start at 5:00 pm at National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, a short walk from the end of the Walk for Life.

Need a ride to Walk For Life West Coast? Some local parishes are organizing buses, check the link to see the ones nearest your location: http://www.walkforlifewc.com/register/need-a-ride/


December 26, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass schedule changes

Starting this week, the daily Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Hollister is canceled until further notice.  Sunday High Mass will continue at the usual time of 10:30 am. Starting January 1st. and continuing until the middle of February, Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be the celebrant.

December 19, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas schedule

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas schedule:
Saturday, December 24th.: Christmas Vigil 10:00am
Saturday, December 24th.: 11:00pm Christmas Vigil with Christmas carols, then
Sunday, December 25th.: Midnight Mass - Solemn High Mass. After Midnight Mass there will be hot chocolate and pastries.
Sunday, December 25th.:  Solemn High Mass 10:30am

The Mass said Saturday 24th. at 10:00am is a Mass of preparation called the « Christmas Vigil ». That Mass is said in violet as we are in Advent and is a penitential mass. It is a Mass of preparation for the feast and that is why you see a « day of fast and abstinence » in your missal as it was done. As a consequence that Mass does not fulfill either the obligation to attend Christmas Mass or Sunday, as this year Christmas falls on Sunday. 
Christmastide starts at midnight with the Midnight Mass, which fulfills the day of obligation and this year Sunday also. Nevertheless, it was a memorial tradition from ages to attend 2 of the 3 masses, if not the 3, on Christmas, usually the Midnight Mass and the Mass of the day. We celebrate Christmas at church, at it is Mass of Christ.

December 15, 2016

Welcome Fr. Matthieu Raffray, IBP

On December 18th. Rev. Fr. Matthieu Raffray, IBP, will be visiting the Latin Mass communities in both the Northern and Southern parts of the Diocese of Monterey. He will be the celebrant at a Solemn High Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hollister at 10:30 am. He will then be welcomed by the Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Junipero Serra in Pismo Beach - Mass there will be at 3:30 pm, followed by a potluck.

December 7, 2016

Mass schedule for the weeks of Advent & Christmas, 2016

The following is the schedule of Masses for Sacred Heart Latin Mass up until Christmas, there may be the possibility of daily Mass time changes due to the busy schedule at Sacred Heart Church this time of year:

Tuesday 6th: 12:00pm
Wednesday 7th: 7:30am
Thursday 8th: 6:30pm at Saint Benedict Church
Friday 9th: 7:30am
Saturday 10th: 8:00am

Tuesday 13th: 6:30pm
Wednesday 14th: 7:30pm
Thursday 15th: - No Mass
Friday 16th: No Mass, penitential service in Sacred Heart at 6:00pm
Saturday 17th: 8:00am

Tuesday 20th: 6:30pm
Wednesday 21st: 7:30am
Thursday 22nd: 12:00pm
Friday 23rd: 7:30am because of Posada @ 6:00pm in Sacred Heart
Saturday 24th: Christmas Vigil 10:30am
Saturday 24th: 11:00pm Christmas Vigil with Christmas carols, then
Sunday 25th: Midnight Mass - Solemn High Mass. After Midnight Mass there will be hot chocolate and pastries.
10:30am: Solemn High Mass