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:
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

For the history of Our Lady of Bethlehem’s statue please visit

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 for subscription and other information.

May 4, 2013