San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church will soon host a daily celebration of the traditional Latin Mass. Beginning on Monday, September 9, the old Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM. Star of the Sea already celebrates the traditional Mass every Sunday at 11:00 AM.
Father Mark Mazza, the pastor at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church, made the announcement at Mass on Sunday, August 17. At the same time he announced that there will now be a traditional Mass celebrated daily at 12 noon at San Francisco’s St. Monica’s Church, by Father William Young, who is now serving at St. Monica’s. The two churches are less than a mile apart in San Francisco’s Richmond District, prompting Father Mazza to call the Richmond San Francisco’s new Latin Quarter. Father Young, San Francisco’s long-time celebrant of the old Mass also continues to celebrate the old Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood at 5PM on the 2nd through 5th Sundays of the month.
The extraordinary form Mass at Star of the Sea began on May 26, 2013, Trinity Sunday. Father Mazza told CalCatholic “We have a core group who come every week. They are enthusiastic and devoted. We are still educating people and doing catechesis on what the Mass is all about, and we have had a good response. We have a steady group of around 115 people every week.”
Star of the Sea’s choir has grown both in numbers, and in familiarity with the traditional Mass, since May. On Saturday, September 14–the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross– the parish’s first Missa Cantata (High Mass) will be celebrated. Following Mass, the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco will host a fundraising luncheon in the parish hall. All proceeds from the luncheon will help to advance the society’s ministries in San Francisco.
The help is needed. Father Mazza has begun to publish a weekly bulletin for the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco. Their bulletin is in addition to the regular parish bulletin. The announcements for August and September indicate that the parish’s second High Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, September 29 at 11 a.m.—the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel.
The bulletin also announces a list of needs: a 1910 Ciborium needs to be refurbished; two chalices need to be re-gilded at a cost of around $800 each; and a good quality copy machine. For more information about the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco, visit their website:
I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been so blessed to be able to attend the Traditional Mass (TM) on a daily basis, first at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Sausalito and then at St. Monica in San Francisco. Now folks have two options in San Francisco; 7:30 am or noon. I do wish people would stop calling the older Mass the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). It is the traditional Mass of the Roman Rite which happens to be celebrated only in Latin. The Novus Ordo (NO) can also be celebrated in Latin, so I don’t believe Latin should be what distinguishes the two forms. I love the TM in Latin, but would still prefer it over the modern Mass (NO) even if it were in celebrated in English and the modern Mass were celebrated in Latin. I’ll save “Extraordinary” vs. “Ordinary” for another time.
All Masses in the Catholic Church are “traditional.”
Some are pretty recent, such as the tradition of Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Children.
Some traditions go FARRRRRRRRRRRRRR back, long before the Tridentine Mass was put together, such as Eucharistic Prayer IV, which is based upon two liturgies from the East: the Apostolic Constitutions of Antioch and St. Basil’s Byzantine Liturgy.
There is no evidence of what you claim.
I just noticed the little box saying Widow’s Mite, after having managed to escape seeing it for a while. Sometimes, unlike the federal govt, one has to wait until actually having money before spending it. Sometimes the fish are in the net but not sorted out and counted for distribution.
Not that I had to go and rob a widow that I might send in her mite, though.
Is there a correlation between SF having gays and more Latin Masses, and LA having the Religious Education Conference filled with heretics and abominations while the Archdiocese has few Latin Masses? If this correlates, then it would bear out the idea that gays are the consequence of sin, that the heretics are driving.
Skai, what in the world about you talking about, with all the rambling about gays, the TLM, the REC, heretics, and abominations?
You give the impression that gays are caused by the Traditional Latin Mass, or something equally bizarre.
Maybe it is the tobacco in his pipe.
I think I understand what you’re saying , Skai. It is what Corrie ten Boom always said about demons always flying around monasteries…they are heaviest in those areas that are fighting against sin and the souls are the worthiest. That’s why most saints had tremendous spiritual battles at night in their rooms when they needed to rest and pray, or as in the case of Blessed Mother Theresa, severe night of the soul. So often satan strikes just as someone is about to make great strides in their Christian growth and rather than persevere, they fall prey to doubt, which is what was intended. I think people need to be taught how to avoid the pitfalls of satan’s traps in our spiritual walk. But,on rereading your post, Skai, maybe you meant something else? Also, let’s pray they get those terrible fires put out in Yosemite …from what I’ve been reading , San Francisco could be in real trouble if their electric & water get nuked. I’m really worried about the ancient Sequoias…and people’s homes and all the wildlife. I hate wild fires, though I know they’re part of nature’s design.
A correction to this story: the TLM is now celebrated EVERY Sunday at 5PM at Immaculate Conception on Folsom Street, not just the 2nd through 5th Sundays.
If only ALL of our churches went back to “Tradition” instead of all the man-made innovations. Please pray for the return of the Traditonal Latin Mass to all of our churches worldwide starting at the Vatican.