July 27, 2016

Restoring Sacred Heart Church - part 2

Before the Monterey Latin Mass Community could move into our new home at Sacred Heart Catholic Church a lot of repairs and improvements needed to be made - our volunteers donated time, energy, and financial support to make this happen before the move in date. All work and supplies seen in the pictures below were generously donated in whole by the Monterey Latin Mass Community~


The Altar arrives, shipped from a consignor Back East. The Altar chosen was one 
that looked the most like the original Gothic High Altar in Sacred Heart Church.


The new-to-us Altar needed some TLC



It gets fixed up and a fresh coat of paint











It was a lot of hard work to get the Altar moved into the church and installed


Our Chaplain Fr. Milich stops by to check on progress - he has a lunch break with Adam Nannini and the other volunteers. Thanks so much to all those who did so much to help, but especially to Adam who coordinated and implemented the vast majority of the repairs and improvements in Sacred Heart Church~

July 17, 2016

Restoring Sacred Heart Church - part 1

Before the Monterey Latin Mass Community could move into our new home at Sacred Heart Catholic Church a lot of repairs and improvements needed to be made - our volunteers donated time, energy, and financial support to make this happen before the move in date. All work and supplies seen in the pictures below were generously donated in whole by the Monterey Latin Mass Community~




1/3 of all the kneelers in the church needed to be repaired and reinstalled






The building of the steps that will lead up to the High Altar


The vintage candlesticks purchased from Back East that look as close 
as possible to pictures of the ones that were on the original High Altar


July 8, 2016

Fr. Peter Carota - Rest In Peace

We are grieved to learn the news that Traditional Catholic priest Fr. Peter Carota, originally from Santa Cruz, CA., in the Diocese of Monterey, a great lover and promoter of the Traditional Latin Mass, has passed away following a long illness.
There will be a service for Fr. Carota at the Cathedral of The Annunciation in Stockton, California. It is located at 425 West Magnolia St., Stockton 95213. Beginning with a reception of the body on Thursday July 14th at 5:00pm. The Rosary will follow at 6:00pm and a vigil at 7:00pm.
Father Carota’s funeral will be on July 15th and 10:00am at the Cathedral of The Annunciation in Stockton, California. Procession following from Stockton, Ca to Ripon, Ca.
Graveside service: 19399 W Hwy. 120, Ripon, Ca 95366 at St. John Cemetery.

One Requiem Mass was already celebrated on the evening of Fr. Carota's passing at St. Catherine of Siena (Phoenix, AZ), which is available for viewing at Sancta Missa’s YouTube page.  The following is a list of other upcoming Traditional Latin Requiem Masses:

July 15, 2016 (Friday), 12:15 PM
St. Stephen the First Martyr Church
5461 44th St
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 455-5114

July 16, 2016 (Saturday), 12PM
Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Illo
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, Ca 95335
Phone: (209) 551-4973

July 23, 2016 (Saturday), 10AM
Solemn High Requiem Mass
Celebrant: Rev. Canon Olivier Meney, ICRSS
St. Margaret Mary’s Church
1219 Excelsior Ave,
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 482-0596

Here is a link to an article from the Monterey Latin Mass blog from 2013, when Fr. Carota lead the annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Bethlehem: http://montereybayarea-tlm.blogspot.com/2013/05/pictures-from-3rd-annual-pilgrimage-to.html

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