Name of Church TLM North County/ Mission San Antonio de Pala
Address San Juan Diego Center, 11812 Pala Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92058
Mass times Sunday, 8 a.m. Latin Tridentine Low Mass celebrated with approval from the Bishop of San Diego, Cardinal Robert McElroy, and using the Roman Missal of 1962.
Confessions Sundays, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.
Names of priests/Homilies Norbertine Father Peter Adrian Miller of St. Michael’s Abbey of Silverado. Fr. Peter is a good homilist and reverent celebrant of the traditional liturgy.
Music TLM Society schola
Devotions, Special Events and Activities Rosary at 7:30 a.m. Sundays before mass, Divine Mercy chaplet follows the Sunday Mass; visit the website for upcoming special events. Past events have included retreats, BBQs and baseball nights. There is also a TLM Food Share for parishioners in need.
Fellow parishioners The TLM North County was created in 2021 formed from two diocesan Latin mass communities at St. Mary’s in Escondido and St. Margaret’s in Oceanside after a motu proprio was implemented by Bishop McElroy removing Latin masses from diocesan parishes (the other approved Latin mass in the diocese is at St. Anne’s Parish and is offered by priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter.)
Parking There is a large lot by the San Juan Diego Center.
Additional observations The Pala Mission is a sub-mission of Mission San Luis Rey, located 23 miles inland from Oceanside, and was founded by Father Antonio Peyri in 1816. It still serves the Indian population of the region. Its current pastor, Fr. Gerardo, has welcomed the community and its efforts to beautify the sanctuary; a new high altar, for example, is being built by community members using artwork created by the Norbertine Sisters in Tehachapi.