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Event: additional Mass in San Francisco

Sent by a reader:
Today, November, 28, 2010, will be the first time of a monthly T.L.M. at the Carmelite Cristo Rey Monastery. The Monastery will have a Mass each month, every fourth Sunday of the month. Father (or Canon) Jean-Marie Moreau, of the Institute of Christ the King, will say the Mass (this is especially fitting, given the name of the monastery, that the Mass will be celebrated by a member of the ICKSP). The address of the monastery is

721 Parker Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118-4227

The monastery is right across the street from a prominent San Francisco Church, St. Ignatius, right near the campus of the University of San Francisco. This is the Sunday Mass said in the Archdiocese. Each Sunday Fr. William Young says Mass (12:30 PM) at Most Holy Rosary chapel, in Marinwood, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Every first Sunday the same Fr. Young says Mass at Mater Dolorosa Church, 5:30 P.M., in South San Francisco, and every second Sunday, at St. Finn Barr's, 5:30 PM, in San Francisco proper. This Mass will be the second Mass within the actual City, and we are very proud and happy. Fr. Young can also be contacted about his daily private Mass.


  1. No offence but this is not much to celebrate. Thanks to a certain Cardinal Levada, San Francisco is the worst-served see (of twelve) in the State of California when it comes to Traditional Latin Masses. There is currently only one offered each Sunday, plus one or two others celebrated less often. Given the fact that it is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, the situation is outrageous. This news is but a first tiny step in the right direction.


  2. Mr. Perkins,
    Tell me about it. But it is certainly better than 2007, '08, or '09, and way above and beyond the days of H.E. Abp. John Raphael Quinn.

    P.S. I recently emailed you, maybe about a week ago, but have not received a reply.

    P. Carrion
    San Francisco, CA

  3. I am so happy to hear about the Mass at a Carmelite monastery! I have been fervently praying that our contemplative Orders once more have the Old Mass fully restored to their altars. Can anyone imagine the powerhouse of grace they would be for the entire Church, for the whole world?!

  4. The OP forgot to mention that there is now also a Traditional Latin Mass inside the San Francisco city limits on the third Sunday of the month. It's at 7:15 p.m. at Holy Name and is also with Fr. Young. His sermons are the best I have ever heard.

    Also worthy of note is that Fr. Young has a catechism class every fourth Sunday after the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Marin County. The class begins shortly after Mass and lasts until about 3:00 p.m.

    IMO, it's well worth making the trek from the city to Holy Rosary chapel on the 4th Sunday for Fr. Young's class even if one attends the Sunday evening Masses at the various locations in the city on the first three Sundays.

    It is of course a blessing that there is now also the 10:00 a.m. Mass at Cristo Rey with Canon Moreau. The timing is such that one could attend that Mass and then drive to Marin County for Fr. Young's catechism class.

    And, Mr. Perkins, I respectfully disagree with your comment. For those of us living in the atmosphere of S.F. this additional Mass is definitely a cause for celebration.

  5. It's good news but there is far more trouble in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to be concerned about and i'm talking about inside the church not outside starting with the Archbishop.


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