Name of Church Holy Cross Chaplaincy (in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel section of St. Anthony of Padua Church)
Address 5770 N. Maroa Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Phone number 559-374-5989
Mass times All Latin Tridentine. Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Weekdays, 12:15 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m. No Mass on Thursdays.
Confessions 30 minutes before Mass. Confessional booths are in the back of the chapel.
Names of priests Fr. Jose Zepeda, pastor. Fr. Zepeda is a member of the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). All FSSP sacraments are celebrated in Latin using the 1962 Missal. FSSP operates with the blessing of Joseph Brennan, the new Bishop of Fresno. The FSSP priests are orthodox, formed in the traditional way, and are typically good homilists and confessors.
Music Saint Blaise Schola Cantorum, which sings chant and polyphony during Mass. Volunteers welcome.
Ministries Altar servers, who are always boys in the Latin Mass who help the priest at the altar. Altar boys are much busier in the old rite than the Novus ordo, and say the responses to the priest’s prayers. Many vocations to the priesthood have resulted from altar boys serving at Mass.
Fellow parishioners Those with an interest in the traditional form of the Mass. There is a dress code (e.g. no shorts, cover your shoulders, no plunging necklines, etc.); see the website. Often women attending the Latin mass wear veils.
Parking Ample parking in the church lot.
Additional observations Use an Latin-English missal to follow along; they are typically available in the rear of the church, or bring your own. Holy Communion is kneeling and on the tongue. Click here to watch the Mass being celebrated (although not by Fr. Zepeda): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4tryN3lPpQ.