December 30, 2013

Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God


Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 1st., 2014.

The Feast of the Circumcision was instituted in honor of our Lord's receiving, on the eighth day after His birth, the mark of God's covenant with Abraham.
And at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised, He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb (Luke 2:21)

December 28, 2013

Latin Mass Christmas outreach 2013 thank you



Much thanks to  the Latin Mass community for a successful, blessed outreach to the JMJ home. The Little Flowers group delivered the presents Saturday the 21st. We were welcomed with hugs from old friends and warm smiles from new  one's. The home is so beautifully mothered by Pat Gorman and her faithful helper Harriet. These two women are a true example of God's love for the poor and needy.

We all sat in their chapel in front of the Blessed Sacrament singing beautiful hymns and then Arianne ( a resident) read from Luke chapter 2. What a presence of peace and serenity in the home. We next went into their dining room for snacks and the children played outside.

Everyone then came in to open presents. It was a joy to watch the faces of the JMJ home children open their cute and wonderful presents. We enjoyed it as much as they did because this year we didn't wrap the gifts and so everything was a surprise to us as well. It was so much fun. The pink clothes, fur coats, doll, purses and everything else Valerie and Ayah received was a hit. The mothers were all so grateful for the gift cards and thoughtfulness of our community.

Thanks again for all your thoughtfulness and generosity!

God Bless, and have a very Merry Christmas,
Little Flowers

December 21, 2013

Christmas Day Treats


All are welcome to spend a few minutes enjoying Christmas treats together after Mass on Christmas Day.  We will have eggnog, coffee, juice, and vegetable, salami, cheese, and relish trays. Sung High Mass will be at our usual time of 10:30 am.

December 14, 2013

A Christmas Novena

Beginning on December 16th., a Christmas Novena:

Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, in a stable in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold of night. In that lone hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my petitions, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and His most Blessed Mother. Amen.

December 3, 2013

First Saturday Mass for December


The First Saturday Mass for December will be this coming Saturday, December 7th., at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Please join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

November 29, 2013

Latin Mass Christmas Gift Drive



For the third year now, the Little Flowers group is organizing our community's Christmas gift drive for the Jesus Mary Joseph Home.  If you would like to participate you can:
• Select a Gift Angel tag from the Gift Tree out in front of the church, and bring the wrapped gift with the Angel Gift tag on the package to Mass by  December 15th., or
• Put a check made out to 'JMJ Home' in the collection box underneath the Gift Tree.
The Jesus Mary Joseph Home in Santa Cruz provides a Christ centered, long-term shelter for women and children who would otherwise be living on the streets, as well as hospice care for the terminally ill. They ask for your prayers, especially the prayers of children.

November 9, 2013

Altar Server Thank You


The altar servers and I would like to thank the community for their generosity in providing us with lunches on Sundays, it has been incredibly helpful for us as a group. Anyone who would like to contribute can sign up here: Altar Server Signup

If any men or boys are interested in learning how to serve the Mass, we are always looking for more servers. Please don't hesitate to talk to me after Mass.

Thank you,
Adam Nannini

October 27, 2013

All Saints and All Souls Day Masses


All Saints Day, Friday, November 1st., is a Holy Day of Obligation. Low Mass will be at 6:00 pm at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. 
On the following day, All Souls Day, we will have High Mass at 12:00 noon, followed by a procession with our new Monstrance. The Cemetery will be celebrating All Souls Day all day, with decorated altars and food booths located on the lawns out in front of the Chapel.

All Saints Day is also the 65th. birthday of our Chaplain Fr. Milich - please join us for dessert to celebrate his birthday after Mass on Sunday.

October 20, 2013

October Potluck, 2013



The last potluck of the season until after Easter will be this coming Sunday, October 27th. after Mass, weather permitting. Please contact us if you can help set up before hand, clean up afterward, or can provide a table. All are invited, bring your favorite dish to share~

September 28, 2013

First Saturday Mass for October


The First Saturday Mass for October will be this coming Saturday, October 5th., at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Please join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon.  Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

September 21, 2013

iMass Daily Latin Mass App and Link


iMass makes it possible to view the Traditional Latin Mass each day directly on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, visit http://www.imassapp.com/ for more details. The Latin Mass can also be seen daily on the Internet at http://livemass.org/LiveMass/daily.html . The Holy Mass that streams is celebrated by the priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter at Christ the King Catholic Church in Sarasota, Florida

September 12, 2013

Latin Mass Potluck Thank You


A big thank you to Erin And Matt Walbeck for all of the tables, chairs and canopies.Thanks to Luke and Ike for helping Matt set up the tables, chairs and canopies. Thanks to Madeline for helping me set up the food, etc. Thanks to all of you who brought food, everything was delicious. Thanks to all of the people who helped Matt load his pickup with the tables, chairs and canopies. Also thanks to all of you who helped with the clean up. Some suggested another Potluck next week, however that is too soon. Maybe the last Sunday of September or October 13th.
Thanks again to all of you,
Kelly & Pat

September 4, 2013

Request from Pope Francis and First Saturday Mass for September



A message from Fr. Nicholas A. Milich:

It turns out that our First Saturday Mass this weekend falls on a day that Pope Francis has designated as be a day of voluntary fasting and prayer for the whole Church. The Holy Father is trying to mobilize us all spiritually for the sake of peace: He said:

"I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative. On 7 September, in Saint Peter’s Square, here, from 19:00 until 24:00, we will gather in prayer and in a spirit of penance, invoking God’s great gift of peace upon the beloved nation of Syria and upon each situation of conflict and violence around the world. Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace! I ask all the local churches, in addition to fasting, that they gather to pray for this intention."

As those of you who know the time zones, our noon Mass will fall during the middle of the gathering in St. Peter's Square. So, try to make it to Mass this Saturday, offer the Rosary, fast if you can. It is all voluntary but this is an extraordinary request by the Holy Father. He is calling upon our "Catholitas" and we need to respond.

Fr. Milich


Note: Our First Saturday Mass for September will be on September 7th. at 12 noon at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

August 20, 2013

Link to Mp3's of the Latin Mass Ordinaries


As requested, here is a link to Mp3's of all of the Mass Ordinaries that the schola sings each week at Mass. We currently are using Mass IV, and Credo IV. You will be able to find the complete Mass Ordinaries, and the Vidi Aquam and Asperges there http://www.ccwatershed.org/kyriale/

August 6, 2013

Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2013

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 Thursday, August 15th. at 6:00 pm, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

August 3, 2013

Food for our Altar Servers


We are starting a simple program where families take turns bringing food for our altar servers. Our servers  have to be at Mass early to help set up, they have to stay late to help take things down. And they serve the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Most of them are still growing boys. They get hungry. By the time they get to the post-Mass food table, they find a few left-overs, and most of the time, it's just sweets. We would like to start a simple program to feed them because, after all, "the laborer deserves his wages." We would like to see families taking turns to bring enough food for 6-8 servers: sandwiches, pizza, etc., and drinks - good filling lunch items. We don't want this to be a reward for serving because serving the Mass is its own reward. But we do want to see them getting fed.
The following link will lead you to the sign up page where you can pick a Sunday to bring food for our altar servers:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AEA628A1FA7-food 

 
Thank you,
Fr. Milich

August 1, 2013

First Saturday Mass for August


Our First Saturday Mass for August will be this upcoming Saturday, August 3rd. All are invited to join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

July 14, 2013

New to the Latin Mass and want to learn more?

 
Are you new to the Traditional Latin Mass? Here is a link to Sancta Missa's online Latin Mass tutorial, with the different sections of the Mass in Latin and English side by side. There is also mp3 audio for those who wish to hear the Latin. Click on the Latin text on the left to hear the audio file (MP3) of the selected text.
This great website also contains the Rubrics of the Latin Mass, video and photo galleries of Mass and Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form, and many other Traditional Latin Mass resources.



July 6, 2013

Traditional Latin Mass Directory


Going on vacation this Summer and need Latin Mass times and locations? Here is a link to the Coalition In Support of Ecclesia Dei's website that provides an approved Traditional Latin Mass directory for Masses being offered in the US and Canada.
Go to www.ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm and scroll down the list of states, cities, and Diocese on the left to see where Latin Masses are being offered nearest to your vacation location.

July 4, 2013

First Saturday Mass for July


Our First Saturday Mass for July will be this upcoming Saturday, July 6th. All are invited to join us for Low Mass at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

June 29, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Fr. Nicholas Milich and Monterey Latin Mass


Congratulations to our Chaplain Fr. Nicholas A. Milich on the anniversary of his Priestly Ordination yesterday, and the anniversary of his first Mass on June 29th., the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul.
This date also marks the 'birth' of the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass community. Our first Traditional Latin Mass was held at Mission San Juan Bautista 5 years ago today.

June 7, 2013

An Interview with Fr. Nicholas Milich - Part 2

The following is part 2 of an interview with our Chaplain, Rev. Nicholas Milich, done by the Latin Mass Network back in 2007. If you missed part 1 you can click here to read the beginning of the interview.

  My Anchor, and My Constant Challenge- The Traditional Latin Mass: 

An Interview Fr. Nicholas A. Milich

Photo by Mr. Ron Placzek

 Part II of the Interview:

6. Fr. Milich, what is the most important thing a parishioner can do to show their respect and appreciation for the priesthood?

Fr. Milich responds:
"I think that it is important for parishioners--including those who have no interest in the Traditional Latin Mass themselves--to recognize how important, even vital, it is for their priests to offer the older Mass. The older Mass is an instrument of sanctification for the priesthood. So, I would hope parishioners could be patiently supportive of their priests and try to learn what it is in the older Mass that so strongly draws their priests--and which so wondrously built up the Church over the centuries."

7. What advice do you have for parents who want to encourage vocations in their family? 

Fr. Milich responds:
"Take your children to the Traditional Latin Mass. Have them learn it, along with several of the traditional devotions.  Enroll them in a schola, have the boys serve Mass, pray daily for the Church and priests and bishops, put Mary in a place of honor. God will take care of the rest."

8. What do you think is the goal of the Holy Father in making the Traditional Latin Mass available widely and without impediment?

Fr. Milich responds:
"I thank God for Pope Benedict. The Church IS Roman and he has made Rome an ally and defender of Tradition as it has historically been. We live in this fascinating transitional time when the Pope is trying to guide us back to our own Tradition. We don't want to miss being part of this tremendous adventure. That being said, I feel very strongly the need for further clarifications from Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei on Summorum Pontificum.  In spite of the very Roman clarity of the document, there are people who still wish to impose impediments.  All of us in parishes have a certain trepidation that this treasure could be taken from us."


9. Who is your patron saint and how does he or she inspire you to holiness? 

Fr. Milich responds:
"I have several patron saints--Nicholas of Myra/Bari is my baptismal patron, I took Paul as my confirmation name, and said my first Mass on the Feast of Peter and Paul. I have a special love for Therese of Lisieux.  And there are several others...I think of them as my family."

June 3, 2013

An Interview with Fr. Nicholas Milich - Part 1

The following is part 1 of an interview with our Chaplain, Rev. Nicholas Milich, done by the Latin Mass Network back in 2007:

  My Anchor, and My Constant Challenge- The Traditional Latin Mass: 

An Interview Fr. Nicholas A. Milich

Photo by Mr. Ron Placzek

 Fr. Nicholas A. Milich was the pastor of St. Rose of Lima in Ephrata, Washington and was gracious enough, and at a very busy time of year, to give us an interview about what the Traditional Latin Mass means to him as a priest and what it means for the Church. I think you will agree that his answers are eloquently expressed and show a beautiful insight and understanding.
The word "Ephrata" may sound familiar to you. It is another name by which the town of Bethlehem is known.  And I understand that the hymn "Veni Emmanuel" was traditionally known as "Ephratah".

Part I of the Interview:

1. Fr. Milich, what does the Traditional Latin Mass mean to you as a priest and how does it reaffirm your priesthood?

Fr. Milich responds:

"I have come to depend upon the traditional Mass.  It is my anchor, and it is my constant challenge--can I live up to what this Mass requires of a priest? Saying this Mass is like a daily examination of conscience.  Somewhat like the traditional breviary, I believe, the traditional Mass is a rampart against challenges to our vocation.  Beyond that, way beyond that, really, way beyond my own feelings, there is an objective quality to the older Mass. This is our RITE.  And the rite itself is holy.  When you enter into it, you leave yourself behind, you enlist in the work of the communion of saints. It may be that others have that experience with the Novus Ordo. For me, the Older Mass has been necessary."

2. What would you say is the most striking difference between the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass?

Fr. Milich responds:

"It may be that the most striking difference is that the Traditional Latin Mass is "prayable." Unless the Novus Ordo is offered privately, it is almost impossible to pray the Mass as I should. But even offered privately, the Novus Ordo simply does not seem to offer such a powerful contemplative plane, on which you can rest and commune with the Lord for a few moments. I am sure there are persons far holier than I am who can pray the Novus Ordo easily, but I need the older Mass. If that's a weakness, I accept it and give thanks to God for His gift of this Mass."
      3. What would most surprise the average Catholic layman about the Traditional Latin Mass?

 Fr. Milich responds:
"I think the biggest surprise for someone new to the Mass would be the silence, the profound, unremitting, but acutely focused silence is a bit of a shock.  We don't know what to do with silence in our culture. The Novus Ordo calls for certain moments of silence, but they seem like add-ons, which are neither necessary to nor adequate for the particular culture of the Novus Ordo. The Novus Ordo wants to speak--it seems that it was designed as a teaching tool. The older Mass does not apologize for being a sacrifice. And before a sacrifice there is only awe. And silence."

4. Can you give some biographical information about your childhood, family life, your vocation, seminary training and how you discovered the Latin Mass?

Fr. Milich responds:
I grew up with the older Mass, and my very saintly Croatian grandmother would take me by the hand and walk me to church almost daily for prayer. I fell in love with the Mass and with the Lord's dwelling place. Meanwhile, I wanted to be a priest, but my Croatian father would have nothing of it. Then, when I was a teenager, the New Mass arrived and I thought it was pedestrian, that the language was silly at best.  In time, I did come to accept it, but--and I don't think this is accidental--my desire for the priesthood had waned. Two decades later, I found that my vocation had never completely disappeared. My seminary training was very decent, but was thoroughly Novus Ordo in its format. I tried to find training in the older Mass but no one could help me. So after ordination, I began to study on my own--not just the Mass, but the older theology, the things that had been overlooked in the seminary.  I honestly feel that compared to some other fairly recently ordained priests, I did get a respectable theological education, and no one stopped me from doing independent study on my own. But there was a wholly beautiful theological landscape out there which I had only glimpsed from afar. It became apparent, over time, that it IS the theology of the Mass, that it is all of one piece, one seamless garment."

5. What do you think the future of the Latin Mass is in the U.S.?

Fr. Milich responds:
"Only God knows the answer to that. I rather suspect, though, that God is at work, answering the prayers of his faithful ones, and hearing the perhaps unarticulated cries of so many who long for the sacred. My hope is that within a generation, the Traditional Latin Mass becomes a somewhat normal and expected form that will help re-catholicize our people.  So much depends on our bishops.  Their role is crucial. My own bishop is a good man.  Although he is not himself involved with the older Mass, he has listened to me over the years. He also allowed me to offer the older Mass privately and to be part of a team which offered Mass at our bimonthly indult site.  For that I am grateful. And when the Motu Proprio came out, he, unlike some of his colleagues, did recognize that is the law of the Church. We desperately need bishops who will support priests with a love for the traditional forms. If they do that, they will find some surprising rewards--including a big upsurge in vocations."

Click here for part 2 of the interview.

May 27, 2013

First Saturday Mass for June

 
Our First Saturday Mass for June will be this upcoming Saturday, June 1st., at 12:00 noon. Please join us for Low Mass at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

May 21, 2013

Pictures from the Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem - 2013

Here are some pictures from this past weekend's 3rd. Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem, a 3 day pilgrimage from Mission San Juan Bautista to Mission Carmel, organized by St. Stephen's parish in Sacramento~ A special thank you to everyone from our own Latin Mass community that helped the pilgrims from St. Stephen's along the way, with the breakfasts, places to stay, set up, help at Mass, music, and coordination.

Fr. Carota on the road to the Carmel Mission.

  The Pilgrimage leaving Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

The Pilgrimage leaving Mission San Juan Bautista.

Here is a link to Fr. Carota's blog, with more information and lots of pictures from the Pilgrimage:  http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2013/05/20/traditional-mass-at-st-charles-borromeo-carmel-mission-california/
Thank you to the organizers from St. Stephen's, to Fr. Carota, and to all those who participated in the Pilgrimage, for visiting our Diocese and honoring our patroness, Our Lady of Bethlehem. We look forward to seeing you when you come through our Diocese again next year~

May 14, 2013

3rd. Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem - 2013



This is from Fr. Peter Carota, who will be leading the pilgrimage from St. Stephen's FSSP parish starting this Friday. As we have more details, we will let you know.

I will be leading the Traditional Pilgrimage for St. Stephen Martyr Sacramento, California on Friday May 17th starting at San Juan Bautista Mission with a 8 am Holy Latin Mass.  Everyone is invited to the Holy Mass, but the pilgrimage is already full.  Then we will be walking to Salinas and celebrate the Holy Mass Saturday morning at the chapel at the Queen of Heaven cemetery. This is where the Monterey Bay Area Traditional Latin Mass community hold their Latin Mass every Sunday at 10:30 am.  Then we walk to Marina and spend the night there.  Pentecost Sunday we walk to Carmel with Holy Latin Mass at 3 pm.  All are invited to participate in the Holy Latin Mass at Carmel Mission.  Afterward we will have a picnic dinner at San Juan Bautista Mission on the way back to Stockton/Sacramento.  This is not part of the Pilgrimage, but just a time to get together and be thankful we are loving traditional Catholics.  Bring food and chairs to sit on.

Here is the itinerary for events during the Pilgrimage that our community is invited to attend:
Fri. May 17 - 8am Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista, breakfast afterwards.
                   Between 5-5:30 pm Benediction will start at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel
Sat. May 18 - 8:30 am Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel
Sun. May 19 - 3:00 pm Mass at the Carmel Mission

Click this link for information regarding the 4th. Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem - 2014

May 11, 2013

New Traditional Catholic Publication - Laudamus te

 Click here to download the Lent 2013 issue at no charge.

Laudamus te is The magazine of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Liturgy of the Roman Rite which contains the Prayers and Propers of the Ordinary of the Mass following the 1962 Liturgical calendar. It has many features which enhance the beauty and usefulness of this conveniently sized publication that are especially designed to help pray the ancient Mass every day without navigating a conventional missal.
Please visit www.laudamus-te.com for subscription and other information.

May 4, 2013

April 30, 2013

May First Saturday Mass & Crowning of Mary 2013


This Saturday, May 4th., 2013 is our First Saturday Mass for the month of May. Confession will be between 11:00-11:30, Low Mass will begin at 12 noon.

This Sunday, May 5th, after Mass the girls in our Little Flowers group will crown Mary in a traditional May crowning procession.Girls are invited to dress up for Our Lady and bring flowers.
After Mass, all girls of the parish (including those not part of the Little Flowers group) may follow Fr. Milich out after the recessional and receive his blessing along with the altar servers.  They may then proceed to lay flowers at the feet of the statue of Our Lady in front of the Chapel while we sing hymns to Mary. Lyric books will be provided. After the crowning, Fr. Nicholas Milich will lead us in the Angelus.
Because we are honoring Our Lady this Sunday, folks are encouraged to bring picnic food for a potluck lunch on following the crowning.

April 25, 2013

How to Use the St. Edmund Campion Missal-Hymnal


Here is a short video clip on how to use our new Saint Edmund Campion Sunday Missal and Hymnal so that you can follow the full Mass, whether a Low Mass or a sung High Mass.
Thank you Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Mary Magdalen for this link~

April 18, 2013

Latin Mass Community of St. Mary Magdalen's new home



Our friends from the Latin Mass Community of St. Mary Magdalen sent this note to Archbishop Gomez regarding their recent move from Mission San Buenaventura:

Your Excellency,
I just wanted to let you know that we have successfully moved from the Mission in Ventura to St. Mary Magdalen chapel in Camarillo. We had 275 people on our first Sunday (Palm) and 205 on Easter. So, we have doubled in size from our typical 90-110 at the Mission.
We are feeling welcome in our new home! Many newcomers say that they have never been to an Extraordinary Form Mass and were very moved at the reverence and beauty of this ancient form of the Roman Rite.


Visit their new blog, which includes:
Mass and Confession schedule,
Posts on items of interest,
Recommended links,
Blog Archive.
www.tlm-smm.blogspot.com


Here is a link to pictures from their Palm Sunday Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church:
http://latinmassventura.shutterfly.com/pictures/70

April 9, 2013

Latin Mass Charities

Our Chaplain Fr. Milich mentioned in his sermon this past Sunday that as a community we tithe a portion of our collection to local charities. He also mentioned that as individuals, as families, we should have a charity that we regularly support. Here is the list of the charities, with links, that our community currently supports on a monthly basis, charities that help the most needy in our area. These charities have many different opportunities for helping out, seasonally or on a regular basis:

Saint Francis Soup Kitchen - food and care for the poorest in the community.
Jesus Mary Joseph Home - shelter for homeless women, children and the terminally ill. 
Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes - food pantry and kitchen to feed, serve, and support the hungry, including working poor families, migrant farm workers, and elderly, disabled, and homeless individuals.

April 3, 2013

First Saturday Mass for April


Our First Saturday Mass for April will be this upcoming Saturday, April 6th., at 12:00 noon. Please join us for Low Mass at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

March 23, 2013

Latin Mass Holy Week Schedule 2013

Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday - Sung High Mass at 6:00 pm followed by adoration.
Good Friday - Three Hour devotion from 12-3, Stations of Cross
at the beginning, followed by veneration of Cross, and quiet time, you can
stay as long as you want. We will not have the Easter Vigil this year.
Easter Sunday - Sung High Mass 10:30 am

March 14, 2013

Potluck after Mass on Passion Sunday

All are invited - we will be having a potluck after Mass on Sunday, March 17th., Passion Sunday and the Feast of St. Patrick. We will have electricity available for those of you who have crock pots or items that need to be kept warm . The last Potluck was a marvelous demonstration of how many fine cooks we have! We need people to bring food of course, and also some volunteers for beverages. For more information please email us.

March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam

  Pope Francis
 May Almighty God abundantly bestow on the new Sovereign Pontiff the graces necessary for the exercise of this heavy charge.

Oremus pro pontifice nostro Francisco
Dominus conservet eum,
et vivificet eum,
et beatum faciat eum in terra,
et non tradat eum
in animam inimicorum eius.


March 12, 2013

The Conclave Begins


This is a video of the Cardinals singing the Veni Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Ghost) at the beginning of the Conclave. Please pray for the Cardinals as they select our new Holy Father.

March 8, 2013

St. Edmund Campion Missal



There will copies of the beautiful new St. Edmund Campion Missal available at cost, after Mass this coming Sunday.

March 1, 2013

Novena for the upcoming election of our new Pope


In preparation for the upcoming election of a new Sovereign Pontiff, all
are invited to pray the following novena from March 1st. to the 9th.  The
novena will consist of the Veni Creator Spiritus, the collect of the
votive Mass for the election of a Sovereign Pontiff, and three
invocations.

Veni Creator Spiritus


Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. From thy bright heavenly throne! Come,
take possession of our souls. And make them all Thine Own!
Thou who art called the Paraclete, Best gift of God above, The Living
Spring, The Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True Love!
Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, Finger of God’s right hand,
His Promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand!
O guide our minds with thy blest light, With love our hearts inflame, And
with thy strength, which ne’er decays, Confirm our mortal frame.
Far from us drive our hellish foe, True peace unto us bring, And through
all perils guide us safe Beneath thy sacred wing.
Through Thee may we the Father know, Through Thee the Eternal Son, And
Thee the Spirit of them both Thrice blessed Three in One.
Now to the Father, and the Son Who rose from death, be glory given, With
Thee, O holy Comforter, Henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
V/ Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created:
R/ An Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

The collect of the Missal for the election of a Pope

O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless
mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his
zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever
be honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord
Jesus Christ.

V/ Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
R/ pray for us who have recourse to Thee!
V/ Saint Pie V.
R/ pray for us.
V/ Saint Pie X.
R/ pray for us.

February 18, 2013

First Saturday Mass for March


All are invited to join us for First Saturday Mass on March 2nd. at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

Upcoming First Saturdays:

April 6, 2013
May 4, 2013
June 1, 2013
July 6, 2013
August 3, 2013
September 7, 2013
October 5, 2013
November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013
January 4, 2014
February 1, 2014
March 1, 2014
April 5, 2014
May 3, 2014

February 6, 2013

Ash Wednesday 2013


Please join us for Mass and distribution of the ashes this coming Wednesday, Feb. 13th., at 6:00 pm at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

Grant, O Lord, that Thy faithful may begin the solemn days of Lent with fitting piety and may persevere therein with steadfast devotion.

January 31, 2013

Candlemas - First Saturday Mass for February


Please join us for Candlemas, which will also fortunately be our First Saturday Mass, on February 2nd. at 12:00 noon. All are welcome and encouraged to bring candles 10 minutes before Mass to be blessed.
Also know as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin or the Feast of the Presentation, Candlemas commemorates the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the temple, which occurred 40 days after his birth as prescribed by Mosaic law.
St. Luke, quoting Exodus 13:2,12, writes that Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem because every firstborn child was to be dedicated to the Lord. They also went to sacrifice a pair of doves or two young pigeons, signifying that Mary and Joseph were poor. Once in the temple, Jesus was purified by the prayer of Simeon, in the presence of Anna the prophetess. Simeon, upon seeing the Messiah, gave thanks to the Lord, singing a hymn now called the Nunc Dimittis:
Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine
Secundum verbum tuum in pace:
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum:
Lumen ad revelationem gentium,
Et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
Lord, now you let your servant go in peace,
your word has been fulfilled:
My own eyes have seen the salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
Simeon told Mary, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against, (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." Simeon thus foreshadowed the crucifixion and the sorrows of Mary.

January 17, 2013

Walk For Life West Coast Rally in San Francisco



All are invited to join the 9th Annual Walk for Life West Coast Rally in San Francisco on January 26, 2013. Founded in 2005, the Walk for Life West Coast’s mission is to change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer.
Walk participants will include Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ², the papal nuncio to the United States, 14 Catholic bishops including San Francisco’s new Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and thousands of other pro-life supporters from throughout the Bay Area and across the United States and Canada.

More details and the most up-to-date information about the walk is available at:
www.walkforlifewc.com
Phone: (239) 867-4180
Email: media@walkforlifewc.com
For those needing transportation, visit http://www.walkforlifewc.com/register/need-a-ride/
for local ride information.

There will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, following the Walk for Life West Coast. The Mass will be at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St, San Francisco, at 5:00 p.m. after Walk For Life. The Shrine is only about a mile from Justin Herman Plaza, the end of the walk.
The celebrant will be Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv, Rector of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, NV. Saint Ann's Schola of Palo Alto, CA, conducted by Professor William Mahrt of Stanford University, will accompany.


January 2, 2013

Potluck after Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany

In the spirit of the Christmas season, please join us for potluck brunch after Mass on Epiphany, January 6th. It will be our annual "protein food" feed for all of us who are fatiguing of Christmas sweets. There will be electrical outlets for those who want to keep dishes hot.  All are welcome and encouraged to come, there will plenty of food for everyone~
Due to bad weather, the potluck has been postponed until next Sunday, January 13th.