December 10, 2015

Masses in the Octave of Christmas, 2015-16


The following schedule is for the Octave of Christmas:

Friday, December 25th., 2015 - High Mass at 10:30am
Sunday, December 27th., 2015 - High Mass at 10:30am
Friday, January 1st., 2016 - Low Mass at 10:30am
Saturday, January 2nd., 2016 - First Saturday Mass at 12 noon, followed by Seminarian fundraising event.
Everyone are invited to join with us in all of our Masses and events~


December 4, 2015

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 2015


This coming Tuesday, Dec. 8th., is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. All are invited to Mass at 6:00 pm at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

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December 1, 2015

First Saturday Mass for December, 2015


All are invited to our First Saturday Mass on December 5th., which will be a Requiem Mass for a deceased member of a parishioner's family. Mass begins at 12 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.
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November 11, 2015

Fundraiser for Seminarian Andrew Rapoport


All are invited to attend a Tri-tip and Chicken lunch fundraiser for Seminarian Andrew Rapoport. Andrew is in his fifth year out of seven in the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter's Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Tickets for the lunch fundraiser are $25.00 each, children 10 years old and younger are free. Lunch includes:  Chicken or Tri-tip, salad, beans, bread, dessert and drinks - lunch can be eaten there or taken to go. There will also be a live auction. All money raised is to assist Andrew with his tuition at the Seminary. Tickets can be purchased after all Masses via the bookstore. Email Fr. Milich's secretary June Ely  at info@montereylatinmass.org if you live out of the area and wish to buy tickets and have them sent via the mail. We will be having our First Saturday Mass at 12:00 noon, then leaving for the fundraiser afterward. Please join us if you can~

Date: Saturday, January 2nd., 2016 
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Salinas Portuguese Hall, 490 San Benito Cir., Salinas 
   Thank you for your support - Andrew's family, friends, and the Monterey Bay Area
 Latin Mass community hope to see you there.

November 8, 2015

Monterey Latin Mass Christmas Outreach 2015

Continuing our Christmas tradition, the Latin Mass Parish is organizing a gift drive for the families at the Jesus, Mary & Joseph Home. All families are new to the home this year, and there are also a few disabled adults staying there. Their needs and wants are modest. A gift tree will be out starting November 8th. with ornaments for each requested gift. When you select an ornament, you can place your name next to its number on our list. Gifts should be returned to our Mass site by December 12th. We will be presenting these gifts to the residents of the JMJ home on the 19th. of December. Any of you are welcome to come with us for this joyous celebration.

November 3, 2015

First Saturday Mass on November 7th., 2015



Please join us for First Saturday Mass on November 7th., 2015, at 12:00 noon. Confession will be available from 11:30 - 11:50 am. After Mass our Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich will impose the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on all those in attendance that are interested - blessed scapulars will be provided by the Legion of Mary. After the imposition of Scapular, all are invited to stay and pray the Rosary. Information about the Sabbatine Privilege will be available.
Following these events, there will be a meeting of the Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Good Success Praesidium. If anyone interested in joining in Our Lady's army for the salvation of souls, they are welcoming both active and auxiliary members.

Pope Benedict XV, addressing seminarians in Rome:
"Let all of you have a common language and a common armor: The language, the sentences of the Gospel - the common armor, the Brown Scapular of the Virgin of Carmel which you ought to wear and which enjoys the singular privilege and protection after death."


Pope Pius XII referred to the Scapular as “The Sign of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” The Pope also said the Scapular marks us as one of Mary’s chosen children, and becomes for us a “Garment of Grace.”

October 29, 2015

All Saints/All Souls activities this Sunday, Nov. 1st., 2015


A reminder that our All Saints/All Souls Activities are this Sunday, Nov. 1st. We will be praying the Litany of the Saints after Mass, and then proceed directly out to the grave sites. Directly after the procession we will have a taco bar lunch available for all. Please join us as there will be plenty to eat. We encourage the children to dress in their favorite saint costume, although we ask that they refrain from wearing the costumes to Mass due to the distraction. Please assist your children to dress right after Mass so they can join the procession in the cemetery. Parents may want to bring costumes that can slip on over clothing, as we only have 2 bathrooms.
-Pam Flanders

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October 26, 2015

Spiritual Bouquet for Fr. Nicholas Milich


This coming Sunday, Nov. 1st., is Fr. Milich's birthday. All are invited to join in adding prayers, novenas, etc. to a Spiritual Bouquet for him. Names of community members/families and what their addition to the Spiritual Bouquet is will be added to a birthday card, given to him on Sunday. If you would like to join your prayers with others in the community for our Chaplain, please email info@montereylatinmass.org
               
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October 13, 2015

All Saints Celebration on November 1st., 2015


Join the parish to celebrate All Saints and All Souls on Sunday November 1st. after Mass. We will be having a taco feed after Mass as well as a procession and prayers around the gravesides at the cemetery. We encourage all children (and adults too) to bring their saint costumes to wear after Mass. We will also pray the Litany of the Saints and have a time for the children to share about their saint's story. 
If you can please RSVP so we know how much chicken and beef to cook for the tacos. We have already the chips, corn tortillas, and taco shells, the meat and chicken covered. We still are looking for people to bring the following :

Large bowl of shredded lettuce
Large bowl of chopped tomatoes
Shredded Cheese
Sour cream
Guacamole
Flour Tortillas
Salsa
Refried Beans and/or whole beans
Spanish Rice
Desserts such as cookies, brownies, bars

Large containers of drinks such as lemonade, juices, waters

Please RSVP to Pam Flanders at flandersfarm@truevine.net. and if you can help bring food. Also if you will be having children participate in the Saint costume festivities.  
That said even if you don't RSVP we want EVERYONE to stay and eat so join us please.

October 2, 2015

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima 2015


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered on what has become the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, beginning around 4 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. It will include the enrollment of a new member of the Legion of Mary but all are welcome to attend. After Mass the Rosary will be prayed in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

September 26, 2015

First Saturday Mass for October, 2015

There will be First Saturday Mass on October 3rd. at 12:00 noon. Confession will be available before Mass between 11:30 - 11:50 am. There will be recitation of the Rosary after Mass for those who would like to attend.

September 23, 2015

Saint Junipero Serra


With great joy in the Diocese of Monterey, California, on this day that Fr. Junipero Serra is canonized a saint, is the following from a St. Anthony's Guild prayer card from 1954:

Junipero Serra, the Franciscan Missionary and Apostle of California, is known for his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He sought "the gold and silver of the Indies - the gold of immortal souls and the silver crown of martyrdom," and left his "Rosary of Missions" along California's El Camino Real, from which has sprung most of what is holy and most of what is cultural in the far western part of the United States.

Prayer:

O Lord Jesus Christ, you have rewarded the apostolic zeal of Thy servant Junipero Serra, who, leaving home and fatherland, labored for the salvation of souls in Mexico and California. Thou hast graciously deigned by evident signs and prodigies to glorify him, so that for the exaltation of Thy Most Holy Name he was raised to the honors of the altar. Grant that through his merits I may obtain the grace I desire. Amen.

 
Saint Junipero Serra, Apostle of California, pray for us~

September 16, 2015

First Holy Communion classes 2015-16

First Holy Communion classes will be starting up again this Fall, with the first class on October 4th. before Mass. If you are interested in having your child in the class, please email info@montereylatinmass.org to sign up. Thank you Mary Clark for teaching our classes again this year~

September 7, 2015

Our Lady of Fatima Rosary, 9/13/2015


This coming Sunday, Sept. 13th., there will be a Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima after High Mass. All are invited to attend and pray with us - the Rosary will be in front of the new statue of Our Lady of Fatima at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

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September 2, 2015

Latin Mass Picnic, Sept. 2015


 From Latin Mass hospitality:
There will be a potluck after Mass on Sunday, Sept. 6th. We have some new families, folks are returning from vacation, and school is starting, so let's get together for a potluck and some fellowship after Mass. Bring either a salad, main dish, side dish, dessert, or drinks to share. Oh, and bring a friend too. Tables, chairs, and a BBQ will be set up and paper plates, napkins, etc. will be provided.

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August 18, 2015

First Saturday Mass for September, 2015


 There will be First Saturday Mass on September 5th. at 12:00 noon. Confession will be available before Mass between 11:30 - 11:50 am. There will be recitation of the Rosary after Mass for those who would like to attend.

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August 2, 2015

Assumption of the BVM, 2015


Saturday, August 15th., 2015 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - please join us for Mass at 10:30 am at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

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July 7, 2015

First Saturday Mass for August, 2015


Please join us for First Saturday Mass on August 1st., 2015, at 12:00 noon. Confession will be available from 11:30 - 11:50 am. After Low Mass there will be recitation of the Rosary. Following the Rosary, our Chaplain Fr. Milich will bless and impose the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on all those in attendance that are interested. Please email the Monterey Latin Mass office if you would like to be included in the imposition of the Brown Scapular. Following our First Saturday Mass, Rosary, and Brown Scapular enrollment, there will be a meeting of the Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Good Success Praesidium. Anyone interested in joining in Our Lady's army for the salvation of souls, they are looking for both active and auxiliary members.

Pope Benedict XV, addressing seminarians in Rome:
"Let all of you have a common language and a common armor: The language, the sentences of the Gospel - the common armor, the Brown Scapular of the Virgin of Carmel which you ought to wear and which enjoys the singular privilege and protection after death."


Pope Pius XII referred to the Scapular as “The Sign of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” The Pope also said the Scapular marks us as one of Mary’s chosen children, and becomes for us a “Garment of Grace.”

June 13, 2015

First Saturday Mass For July, 2015


Please join us for First Saturday Mass on July 4th., 2015, at 12:00 noon. Confession will be available from 11:00 - 11:30 am. After Low Mass there will be recitation of the Rosary. The traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present.

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May 29, 2015

Itinerary for pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem 2015



FRIDAY, June 5th:
8:30 am Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista
9:30 am Breakfast (provided)
10:15 am Departure
1:00-1:30 pm Lunch break
4:30-5:00 pm Arrive Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel
5:00-5:30 pm Benediction
Drive back to San Juan Bautista to retrieve vehicles
6 pm Dinner at Veteran's Memorial Park
9 pm Compline

SATURDAY, June 6th.
7:00 am Pack Up Camp/Drive to Queen of Heaven Cemetery
8:00 am Mass
9:15 am Breakfast before leaving (bring your own)
10 am Departure
1:00-2:00 pm Lunch Break (Castroville)
5:00pm Arrive St. Jude’s Church in Marina
Drive to Monterey Camp
6 pm Dinner
9 pm Compline

SUNDAY, June 7th.
Must be up early to get to Marina to start about 7:30am so we can get to Carmel by 2:30pm.
6 am Breakfast
7:00 am Drive to Marina
7:30 am Departure from Marina
11:00 am Lunch (Monterey)
12:00 pm Trek Uphill to Carmel
3 pm Mass at Mission Carmel with procession of Blessed Sacrament

Please pray this novena to Our Lady of Bethlehem for the success of the pilgrimage.  The following is the prayer that has been said for the past 5 years:

Novena To Our Lady Of Bethlehem

Dear Lady of Bethlehem, Virgin most pure, Mother of our Savior, may the memory of the cold night Thy Divine son was born cause Thy powerful intercession to overcome the world’s coldness towards the Babe of Bethlehem. Let the flames of love from Thy Immaculate Heart conquer the hearts of all thy children.
Do Thou who suffered such great loneliness when Thy Son was taken from Thee, look with pity upon the void in the hearts of those who know and love Him not. Lead them to Him and His Angels and Saints. Do
Thou who journeyed wearily to Bethlehem, look down with mercy upon mankind trudging along the way of evil, lost and confused. Guide us to Thy Son and the heavenly home He has prepared for us.
Look down with compassion upon us, as we commend to Thy maternal care the needs of Holy Mother Church, our beloved country, our state  and  our families. We place all our petitions at Thy blessed feet. Through Thy powerful intercession may God grant us and the whole world the sacred joy of Bethlehem.
Do Thou also regard with favor our beloved Father Junipero Serra, who brought Thy image to this land and whose remains rest in peace in Thy sanctuary. May he who in life held Thee in such great honor and first made Thy Son known on these shores, be found worthy to be raised to the altars of sainthood.
Our Lady of Bethlehem, pray for us, now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

May 23, 2015

First Saturday Mass for June 2015


Please join us for our First Saturday Mass for June on June 6th. at 12:00 noon. Low Mass will be followed by the Rosary. The traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present.

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May 19, 2015

5th. annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem 2015


The weekend of June 5th.-7th. will be the 5th. annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Bethlehem, whose statue was the first to arrive in California with Fr. Serra and now is at Mission Carmel.  The initial purpose of the pilgrimage was to have Our Lady returned to the High Altar where she was originally and the novena we have prayed asks for the elevation of Fr. Serra to the altar.  (This will happen in October.)

We will start with Mass at 8:30 AM at Mission San Juan Bautista with breakfast at 9:30, graciously provided by the members of the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass Community.  We leave at about 10:15AM over Old Stage Coach Road and into Salinas/Prunedale.  The pilgrimage ends at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel where we hope to have Benediction at 5PM. (We may end at the bottom of Harrison and drive to the cemetery).  We will then camp at the Sheriff's Posse Grounds for one night, where accommodations are very bare boned.  We will probably have Compline in the evening at the camp along with conversation.  Fr. Zach Akers, FSSP will be the chaplain for the entire pilgrimage.

The second day (Saturday June 6) we will have Mass at the Cemetery at 8 AM. We will drive down to Russell and Harrison where we will begin the pilgrimage via Espinoza into Castroville and onto the Monterrey trail toward Marina.  We will stop at St. Jude's Parish, Marina but not into the parish itself.   We will then be transported to Veteran's Memorial Park campsite in Monterey for the overnight where we will again have Compline in the evening. 
(If there are any generous souls who would be willing to help, if needed, to drive from the cemetery on Saturday morning to the Veterans campsite to park vehicles in order to save and register the sufficient number of campsites, that would be great.  It is first come first serve (no reservations) and we need a contingent of vehicles to go there ahead of the pilgrimage to save at least 6 or 7 campsites.)
 
On the third day (Sunday External Solemnity of Corpus Christi) we will have to travel from Monterey back to Marina at the beginning of the Monterey Trail to begin the pilgrimage.  We must begin early in the morning as we must arrive at Carmel by 2:30PM for Mass at 3PM.  We should leave Marina at about 7:30 or 8 AM.  This part of the pilgrimage must proceed at a relatively quicker pace due to the time constraints at Mission Carmel. 

If there is interest in joining us, please let us know no later than the end of this week (May 22) as we need to restrict numbers somewhat due to both accommodation restrictions and also numbers on the roadways.  We presently have about 50 people (mostly families).  Local families can simply join the walk and return home for the evenings if they like.  There would be no problem joining the pilgrimage anywhere along the way.  (We do need to get information on those who plan to come in case things change or to contact the pilgrimage along the way.) Each person (family) is responsible for their own food and accommodation.  We may also collect a stipend for Fr. Akers but this is goodwill offering and intended only for those taking part in the whole "experience". There is a dress code of no jeans or shorts, as this is a religious event.  Pilgrims should wear collared shirts and suitable pants for Mass and walking (usually Kaki) for men and skirts or dresses for women.
Please let me or June Ely  know if you are interested in coming or helping. Thank you and God bless you.

Phil Carey
President,
Sacramento Traditional Mass Society

May 16, 2015

A thank you from Mission St. Therese, Africa


The following is a thank you email from Canon Fragelli for our Lenten collection of religious items and donations, sent to Mission St. Therese in Mouila, Africa:

"I am at Mouila and since a more formal thank you can take some time to send and actually reach you, I would like to, by this email, thank the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass Community for the wonderful packages that you sent our way. Every single item that you sent is well appreciated. Nothing goes to waste here at the Mission. Beyond the value of what you sent, there is the moral encouragement that reaches us here in the deep African jungle. A message that says: “Someone cares for us”.
Please be assured of our prayers for you and all your intentions. We make it our own. I will remember them especially at the altar.
May God bless you and Our Blessed Mother be always in your good hearts."
Rev. Canon H. Fragelli
Mission St. Therese of the Child Jesus

May 15, 2015

Fatima statues dedication photos

The following are pictures of the dedication of the new statues of Our Lady of Fatima and the children at Queen of Heaven Cemetery on May 13th., 2015, by Bishop Richard Garcia.

                                   Bishop Garcia speaks to the people attending the blessing.

                                           Bishop Garcia blesses the statues of the children.

                                                         Bishop Garcia's final blessings.

Thank you to Fr. Milich for offering Low Mass before the ceremony, to the Legion of Mary for leading the Rosary, and to all of our Latin Mass Community that were able to attend. A special thank you to the organizer of this event, Cemetery Director Sylvia Cortez.



May 12, 2015

Ascension Thursday Mass 2015


All are invited to join us for Low Mass on Ascension Thursday, May 14th., at 6:00 pm at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.

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May 3, 2015

Bishop Garcia to bless new Fatima statues

Everyone is invited and encouraged to witness and celebrate with us on May 13th., 2015, as Bishop Richard Garcia will be blessing the new statues of Our Lady of Fatima at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  Please join us for Low Mass at 3:30 pm. No Confessions will be offered that day. Our new Legion of Mary praetorium will lead the Rosary, starting at 4:30 pm., followed by the blessing of the Fatima statues at 5:00 pm. After the blessings of the new statues, all are invited to share appetizers and refreshments.

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April 24, 2015

First Saturday Mass for May 2015


Please join us for First Saturday Mass on May 2nd., at 12:00 noon. Low Mass will be at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Confession will be available before Mass from 11:00 - 11:30 am. We will have a traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima present during Mass, and Rosary afterward.

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April 19, 2015

First Holy Communions - congratulations and thanks


Congratulations to the three children that received their First Holy Communion's today, Genny, Louis, and Giovanni. Many thanks to everyone that helped set up, bring food, clean up, and everything else that helped made today a special day for the children and their families. And, a very special thank you also to our First Holy Communion class teacher, Mary Clark.

April 13, 2015

First Holy Communions for April, 2015

As a reminder, we will be having three children's First Holy Communions this coming Sunday, April 19th. There will be a potluck after Mass to celebrate. We will have extra electricity outlets available for those who would like to bring crock pots or warming dishes. Please plan to stay and enjoy the food and get to know other parishioners.
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April 9, 2015

2015 Lenten collection for Mission in Gabon, Africa

Canon Fragelli imposing the Miraculous Medal on 300 of the faithful in Gabon, Africa

Thank you to all of you that donated so generously to our Lenten collection for the St. Therese Mission in Gabon, Africa. The hundreds of medals, rosaries, scapulars, other religious items, and financial donations collected during Lent were sent off this week. 

From Canon Fragelli:
"Being that Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus is situated in a very poor area, the work of the Mission would simply not be possible without the generosity of donors like you. And here every gift, big or small, counts tremendously. Nothing, absolutely nothing, goes to waste.
The Mission needs donations for its different projects, but most importantly it needs Monthly Donors that, even if by a smaller amount, allow these projects to have stability and continuity. And only in Heaven you’ll know all the good that you do, as well the immenseness of our gratitude."


If you would like to make donating to the Missions in Africa a regular part of your giving, here is a link to Canon Fragelli's website, Friends of the Mission St. Therese of the Infant Jesus. It contains all of the information about his work there, and how to support Mission St. Therese. Please also take a minute to sign up for Canon Fragelli's quarterly Mission Report.

April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015 - He is risen!



After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for He has been raised just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him.’ Behold, I have told you.” - Matthew 28:1

March 27, 2015

Holy Week Schedule 2015


All are welcome to join us for our Holy Week liturgies, located at our Mass site at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel.  Holy Thursday - 5:00 pm ~ Good Friday 12 noon ~ Easter Sunday 10:30 am.
*Please note that there will be no First Saturday Mass this month, as it is Holy Saturday.

March 22, 2015

March 2015 Apologetics Group meeting


This coming Friday, March 27th at 6:30 P.M., the apologetics group meets to continue the discussion on Humanae Generis and the Church's position on the theory of evolution. They will also be choosing the next discussion topic for the April meeting. The group meets at Kelly Clawson's house, please  info@montereylatinmass.org for details or directions.
                                               
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March 12, 2015

Los Californianos supports upcoming canonization of Fray Junipero Serra


WHEREAS the nonprofit organization, Los Californianos, founded in 1969, is dedicated to 
preserving the heritage of early Hispanic Californians in Alta California; to conducting 
research on genealogy and on civil, religious, military, and cultural activities in Alta 
California; and to providing an accurate and authentic interpretation of Alta California's 
history by such means as the Board of Directors may prescribe; and

WHEREAS the organization's regular membership is composed of descendants of the 
settlers of Alta California prior to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848 
and their spouses; and

WHEREAS many of the regular members of Los Californianos had ancestors in Alta 
California during the time that Fray Junipero Serra (1713-1784) established the first nine 
of the ultimate 21 Catholic Missions in Alta California; and

WHEREAS Fray Serra is considered a holy man and great evangelizer by Pope Francis; and

WHEREAS Pope Francis has announced his intent to canonize Fray Serra during his 
September 2015 trip to the United States: Therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Los Californianos will reaffirm their dedication to the above enumerated 
activities and to enhance these activities at this auspicious time invite other descendants of the settlers of Alta California prior to 1848 to join our organization in this effort.

Potential members should refer to the Website www.loscalifornianos.org for further information.

________________________

Sherwood E. Milleman, President
              17 February 2015

March 7, 2015

Lenten collection for TLM Mission parish‏ in Gabon, Africa


Starting this weekend, our community will begin collecting smaller sized religious items for Mission St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Institute of Christ the King's Traditional Latin Mass Mission parish in Gabon, Africa. Please bring new and gently used rosaries, scapulars, medals, and most especially crucifixes for home blessings. For those who would prefer to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to 'Institute of Christ the King'. At the end of Lent, we will pack up and ship items collected, and we will also distribute information for those that would like to continue supporting this Latin Mass mission church in Africa. Please leave items in the box located outside of the church doors labeled 'For Gabon Mission'.

March 4, 2015

First Saturday Mass for March 2015


Please join us for First Saturday Mass on March 7th., at 12:00 noon. Low Mass will be at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Confession will be available before Mass from 11:00 - 11:30 am. We will have a traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima present during Mass, and Rosary afterward.

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March 1, 2015

Fr. Michael Bell - Rest In Peace

     
                                                          Photo courtesy of Mrs. June Ely

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Michael Bell - faithful shepherd to the Latin Mass community in the Southern half of the Diocese of Monterey, and good friend to our own Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich. Fr. Bell passes away last night due to complications from a stroke suffered a few weeks ago. He died peacefully just before midnight Saturday, with a recording of Gregorian chant in the background.

The memorial services for Fr. Michael Bell are as follows:
Viewing: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at
St. Paul the Apostle Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach 93449
Vigil & Rosary: 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach 93449
Traditional Tridentine Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach 93449; followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Committal: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Old Mission Cemetery, 101 Bridge Street, San Luis Obispo 93401.

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


February 19, 2015

2015 Latin Mass Conference in Monterey



The Latin Mass Conference, sponsored by Keep The Faith and Latin Mass Magazine: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition, invite you to the 13th. Annual Monterey Conference to be held in Monterey the weekend of Sat., Feb. 28 - Sun., Mar. 1, 2015. The conference features a number of great speakers, like Fr. Kenneth Baker and Christopher A. Ferrara. Our own Chaplain, Fr. Nicholas Milich, has been a past Celebrant and speaker at the Latin Mass Conference, and writer for Latin Mass Magazine.
To register or for more information, please click the links below:
Informational flyer and mail registration: http://www.keepthefaith.org/pdf/Conference_CA_2015.pdf
Online information and registration: http://www.keepthefaith.org/conferences.htm

Note: Due to the requests for a copy of Fr. Nicholas Milich's talk given at the 2010 Latin Mass Conference in Monterey, here is a link to purchase a download of it from Keep The Faith's website. All proceeds go directly to supporting Keep The Faith:
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February 8, 2015

Ash Wednesday 2015






Ash Wednesday is on February 18th. this year. Mass and the Distribution of Ashes will be at 6:00 pm at our Mass site, 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 23, 2015

First Saturday Mass for February 2015


First Saturday Mass for the month of February will be on February 7th. at 12:00 noon at our Mass site, Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. Confession will be available from 11:00 am - 11:30 am.
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January 10, 2015

JMJ Home Christmas Outreach 2014 Thank You


Dear Parishioners,

Please forgive me for the delay in getting the information from our Jesus Mary Joseph Home gift delivery. This year I had to stay home with our newborn Gregory James, so I sent Matt with the gifts. He was accompanied by our daughters, Tracey Lawrence with  her daughters, Lexi Zenk,  Kelly Clawson and her girls. Matt remarked, "that home is such a treasure, I wish more of the Latin Mass community could experience it and join us on the delivery next year!".

On that note , next year I hope to start the gift gathering a bit earlier and remind any of those interested on joining us to come along for a brief visit.
 
Thank you for all your generosity and love.

Erin Walbeck

January 4, 2015

Walk for Life West Coast 2015


                       Save the date: Walk for Life West Coast 2015 is coming soon - January 24th.
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Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer for a “culture of life”.
The Novena For Life goes from Saturday, January 17 to Sunday, January 25
www.walkforlifewc.com/join-our-bishops-in-nine-days-of-prayer-to-end-abortion/

Sung Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life on January 24 at 10:00 A.M. at the 
Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey, 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, 94118