March 9, 2017

Diocese of Monterey Latin Mass schedule

As the former Chaplaincy of the Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass Community has fully merged with and become part of Sacred Heart / St. Benedict’s Parish, scheduling for Sunday and daily Mass and Holy Days of Obligation can now be found by calling the Parish office at (831) 637-9212. 
Other information regarding the Traditional Latin Mass at Sacred Heart Church can also be found via the Parish website

February 22, 2017

Ash Wednesday 2017

Lent arrives on Ash Wednesday, March 1st. The Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Hollister will be at 5 p.m. with distribution of Ashes.

February 20, 2017

'Operation Possible' fundraiser for Hollister Pregnancy Center

Sacred Heart Latin Mass is participating in 'Operation Possible', collecting change to help support Hollister Pregnacy Center. Baby bottles will be handed out after Mass on Feb. 19th. and 26th.; please return them filled with your spare change to the church on March 5th. Thank you for your support of their Pro-Life efforts.

February 8, 2017

Sacred Heart Latin Mass children's St. Valentines party

Please join Sacred Heart Latin Mass for a children's St. Valentines party this Sunday, Feb. 12th at Keehan Hall. After Mass the children will gather across the parking lot/lawn at either the hall or the play area, depending on the weather. There will be food and sweet treats for the children as well as games and activities. There will be use of the small playground which is a safe place for the children to play after Mass.  Mary Clark has been organizing children's activities that also reinforce their Catholic Faith which has been great fun for all.

February 1, 2017

2017 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 all to the 15th. Annual Conference to be held in Monterey, California, the weekend of Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. The conference is especially for those committed to the timeless spiritual treasures of the Traditional Mass, and features a number of great traditional Catholic speakers, including Father James Buckley, FSSP, Father Joseph Illo, and Christopher Ferrara. Registration for the Latin Mass Conference includes a buffet lunch. The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered on both days.
For the informational flyer and both online and mail registration, click the following link:

January 23, 2017

Update from Seminarian Andrew Rapoport

The following is a letter from seminarian Andrew Rapoport, FSSP, who recently visited Sacred Heart parish in Hollister and assisted our Chaplain Fr. Nicholas A. Milich at Mass:

Dear Monterey Latin Mass Community, 

It was a pleasure being able to visit for Mass on the Octave Day of the Nativity. It has been a while since I've informed the community on my progress here at the seminary, so a quick update is due. 

After spending a month at the FSSP parish in Vancouver, B.C. this past summer, I stared my sixth year of Seminary in August. My Fall semester went well. I had a number of different theology classes and Homiletics. Learning how to preach was challenging but I certainly enjoyed the experience. 

My second semester of the sixth year started this past week. My class schedule will be pretty busy. I have Bioethics, Theological Virtues, a class on the Sacrament of Penance, a music class and Scripture. 

I was informed recently by the Superior General that I have been approved for ordination to the Subdiaconate, the Diaconate and permanent incorporation into the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The ordination to the Subdiaconate will be Feb. 11th. and the Diaconate ordination will be on March 25th., both are here in Nebraska. I ask that you please keep me in your prayers. These ordinations are open to the public, so if anyone from the community is interested in attending please let me know. 

This summer will be quite eventful for me. God willing, my whole class of ten will be visiting the Fraternity's seminary in Germany in June. While there, we will attend the priestly ordinations. We will do much sight seeing and have an opportunity to take part in the Chartres pilgrimage. 

After a month in Germany, I hope to take advantage of being in Europe and do some traveling of my own. I plan to visit Rome, Spain and Portugal. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima, I greatly look forward to visiting Our Lady's shrine. If time permits I will also visit the Portuguese islands of the Azores (I am part Portuguese and still have some distant relatives on the islands). 

After this time in Europe, I plan to go to Nigeria. One of my good friends, Deacon Charles Ike, is from Nigeria and will be ordained to the priesthood there. I volunteered to help with his ordination which will be on August 15th. During that time, I will help at the Fraternity's mission parish as well as help with a boys camp.

Following this busy summer, by God's grace I will return for my seventh and final year of seminary. 

I would like to thank you for the support you have given me these past years. The fundraiser which which was held last year was a great success; the money which was raised along with annual donations which I receive have been enough to cover my tuition for at least the rest of this year.

 I will need, however, to come up with the funds to cover my trip to Nigeria; this includes a travel visa, vaccinations and a flight from Europe to Nigeria. I would greatly appreciate any financial assistance that you might be willing to offer (no matter how small the donation). 

I greatly appreciate all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for me as I approach Holy Orders. Be assured of my prayers the Latin Mass Community. 

In Jesus and Mary, 

Fr. Andrew Rapoport, FSSP, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 26th., 2018. You are welcome to watch a video of his ordination here, and read more about it here. Thank you to all who supported Fr. Rapoport throughout the years with prayer and financial help. 
If you would like to continue financially supporting Our Lady of Guadalupe seminary, please send donations to:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Rd.,
P.O. Box 147
Denton, NE 68339

January 2, 2017

Walk For Life West Coast 2017

All are invited to join the 13th. Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday, January 21st., 2017.

Info Faire before the Rally at Civic Center Plaza: 11:00 am -1:30 pm, 
Rally: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, 
Walk: 1:30 pm - will be walking on Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza. 

After the Walk for Life West Coast, a Sung High Mass will be celebrated for life by Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv., who recently celebrated the High Masses at Sacred Heart in Hollister and at St. Paul's Church in Pismo Beach. St. Anne’s Schola of Palo Alto will accompany the Mass. Our Schola from Sacred Heart’s Latin Mass in Hollister has been invited to join St. Anne's Schola at the Mass. The Mass will start at 5:00 pm at National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, a short walk from the end of the Walk for Life.

Need a ride to Walk For Life West Coast? Some local parishes are organizing buses, check the link to see the ones nearest your location: