November 29, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas outreach update, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas outreach update:
Happy Advent!! Thank you to all those who took an ornament from our JMJ home tree. I want to explain what the home is about for those who are new to our community. The Jesus Mary Joseph Home is located in Santa Cruz. It is a shelter for homeless mothers and their children. They also take in the terminally ill. It is a unique home in the community.
For the passed 5 years the Latin Mass community has brought the families gifts for Christmas. It is a special time of year to show God's love through charity and compassion. I am including a link to the home, so you can read up on this special place:
If you did pick an ornament today please hold onto it. You will place the tag ornament on the wrapped gift. I am keeping track of the gifts by the gift tags. You can give the wrap gift to me before or after Mass up until December 11th. or I can make arrangements and pick up at a later date.
If you would like to deliver the gifts yourself please do so and join us for a Christmas Party at the home on Sat., Dec. 17th. at 4:30. More on the party in the weeks ahead.
I will have the tree set up next Sunday on the 4th. for those who missed the chance to pick an ornament gift tag. We have plenty left over, so please be open to getting involved and helping those in need.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
God bless,
Erin Walbeck

November 22, 2016

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2016

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December 8th., is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass time for the Latin Mass is 6:30 pm at St. Benedict Church, 1200 Fairview Rd., Hollister, CA 95023
For those who work in the San Jose area, the Institute of Christ the King will celebrate High Mass at 6:30 pm at Five Wounds Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116

Receive O Lord, the saving oblation which we offer Thee on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and grant that, as we confess her to have been preserved, by Thy prevenient grace, from all taint of evil, so, through her intersession, we may be freed from all sin, through Our Lord.  Amen.

November 16, 2016

Restoring Sacred Heart Church - part 3

old choir loft railing

New choir loft railing

Here are before and after pictures of Sacred Heart Church's choir loft railing - a special thank you to Latin Mass parishioners Perry Hall and Adam Nannini for fabricating and installing the beautiful new railing this past week. Click the link below to see pictures from some of Sacred Heart’s construction, repair and improvement projects from this past year. Latin Mass parishioners have paid for and done repairs to and re-installment of the kneelers, repairs to the confessional, to the organ, restoration and installment of the altar, altar rail and altar steps, many other small repairs and improvements, plus the new choir loft railing is now compliant with safety laws. A huge thank you to all that have worked so hard to make our new parish home a more beautiful and safe environment for everyone~

November 2, 2016

St. Therese Mission in Gabon, Africa Update

For years the Latin Mass community in the Diocese of Monterey has supported with prayers and donations Mission St. Therese in Gabon, Africa. Click the link below for the latest update on the Mission from Fr. Fragelli. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Mission report #10: