Name of Church San Secondo d’Asti Church
Address 250 N. Turner Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761
Phone number 909-390-0011
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine), 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 a.m. (Latin Tridentine). The Ordinary Form is celebrated ad orientem. The first two Sundays of the month are High (sung) Latin Masses, the remaining Sundays are Low (not sung) Masses. Check the website for the dress code for entering the church or visiting with the pastor.
Confessions Saturdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m. & 4 – 5 p.m. Sundays, the half hour before Mass (except before the 2:30 p.m.). Weekdays, 6 – 6:30 a.m., 7:30 – 8 a.m., 6:30 – 7 p.m. Also by appointment.
Names of priests Fr. Stanley Onwuegbule, administrator. Fr. Paul Schmidt, SVD, is a visiting priest who celebrates the Latin Mass. The parish has long been a haven for traditional-minded Catholics, and was led for many years by Fr. Louis Marx (1940-2018), and continues to be of that traditional leaning.
Devotions, groups and activities Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help & Benediction, Patriotic Rosary, Chalice of Strength and Adoration (Thursdays), Knights of Columbus, food pantry, pro-life ministry (prays at abortion clinics on first Saturdays), Altar and Rosary Society, Beneath His Cross (prays for priests).
Parking Ample parking alongside the church.
Cry room No.
Additional observations San Secondo d’Asti is located in Ontario (technically Guasti, a small, unincorporated area near the Ontario airport and downtown Ontario). It is part of the Diocese of San Bernardino, which encompasses both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The parish was established in 1926, built by grape growing Italian immigrants. It is a mission-style church, surrounded by rose gardens. There are many traditional statues both inside the church and outside, including the Sacred Heart, Blessed Mother and St. Anthony of Padua. It serves 900 families.
The TLM is no longer allowed at regular parishes by order of the Holy See.
If the local bishops allow it, then it can be done. I could be wrong (but I am a NO-attending Catholic, so what do I know, lol)
The bishop has to request permission from the CDF (now the DDF) to permit the TLM to be celebrated in a regular parish by explaining that no suitable location that isn’t a parish church can be found. Only if the CDF/DDF grants that permission may it then be done.
This parish church is celebrating and advertising the TLM as part of the regular Sunday Mass schedule, which also is not allowed.
The TLM is henceforth after Traditionis Custodes to be offered as an exception, a concession, for those small, few groups truly attached to it. It is not to be promoted, expanded, nor advertised as part of a regular parish’s normal sacramental or liturgical life since every parish is to be committed to celebrating the post-Vatican II liturgical rites as the normative liturgy for the Roman Church.
God bless the bishop and his auxiliary of the San Bernardino diocese, who have given their explicit permission for the TLM to continue at this parish.
This is completely above-board and legit — read TC yourself, or call the chancery office.
Be sure to read the Responsa ad Dubia about Traditionis Custodes too, which clarifies some matters.
That is not true.
Today, Sunday 27 March, I went to the 2:30pm TLM at San Secondo d’Asti (2nd TLM) of the day. 200 or so attending.
My novus ordo Mass had about 800 people attending.
Were the readings proclaimed in English? They’re supposed be. And I don’t mean proclaimed in Latin then read in English during the homily. The Latin proclamation of the readings is not longer to be done, according to Traditionis Custodes: vernacular only.
For some reason I suspect you would not like the mass of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, even though it is almost totally done in English. You seem to have a nasty attitude of anything that reeks of tradition and since it is done ad orientem, that would probably “push your button” too.
I used the word “reeks” in my last post as it seems to me that is what you think of anything that comes from the Traditional Latin Mass, not that I think it reeks.
I am sorry if I misjudged you, but unless you are Pope Francis, you have no authority to tell anyone what to do, unless you are a bishop in your own diocese, and I am sure the good priests of the FSSP and others are doing the right things according to where they serve.