The following comes from a Dec. 4 story in Angelus, the Los Angeles archdiocesan online newspaper.

St. Victor Church in North Hollywood is hosting a traditional Tridentine Mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays during Advent.,,, Father James Fryar, FSSP, is celebrating the Masses at St. Victor’s. He is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which forms priests according to the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite.

The fraternity has established missions in dioceses throughout the United States, offering the Latin Mass in full Communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

“We’d like as many people as want to come, but we know not everyone will,” said Joe Tropeano, who is the master of ceremonies at Queen of Peace Church in Ocala, Fla. Tropeano worked with Father Fryar and the fraternity to establish the Tridentine Mass at his parish.

To his surprise, young people have started coming. A larger part of the 150 regular attendants are young adults with children, Tropeano said.

“They’re stuck by the beauty, the polyphonic music, the ceremony,” he said. “They’re looking for something, some reverence.”

…. Father Fryar has assembled a choir of 20 to sing the Mass and is planning on establishing a permanent presence of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

Comments to the Angelus story:
Charles Coulombe
The four deacons were from the FSSP Seminary in Germany. Also, we are in need of acolytes to serve masses like these in the entire Los Angeles Archdiocese. If you would like to serve, please contact me at

Victor T.
One correction: St. Victor’s is in West Hollywood, not North Hollywood for those planning to attend on Sunday evenings.

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