Thursday, March 16, 2017

Holy Week 2017


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ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMES OF THE YEAR…….HOLY WEEK!!!!!!!
As we start Lent, we have some preliminary Holy Week Announcements. We want to get this information out to everyone as early as possible to people can make arrangements as necessary:
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-5215
Low Mass @ 6:30 AM
St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
2532 Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010 ‎
(805) 484-0532
High Mass @ 10 AM
 San Felipe Chapel
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles 90063
Father Masutti, FSSP
Mass @ 11 AM
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church
1100 East Alhambra Road,
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-2744
Father Bishop
High Mass @ 1 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
720 E Grand Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-4392
Father Carcerano
Solemn Mass and Procession of Palms @ 1:30 PM
St. Victor Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-6477
Father Fryar, FSSP
Solemn Mass and Procession of Palms @ 7 PM
Monday-Wednesday of Holy Week:
April10th-12th, 2017
St. Victor Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Dr,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-6477
Monday @ 7 AM
Tuesday @ 7 PM
Wednesday @ 7 AM
San Felipe Chapel
Chapel of San Felipe De Jesus
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Monday @ 7 PM
Maundy Thursday:
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
The Mass of the Last Supper:
St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church
546 E. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 677-2736
Father Carcerano
with Father Fryar, FSSP as Deacon
and Father Masutti, FSSP as Subdeacon
Solemn Mass @ 5 PM
Nota Bene:
There will be NO 7 AM MASS at St. Victor
Good Friday:
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Mass of the Presanctified:
St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church
546 E. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 677-2736
Father David, O.Praem.
with Father Fryar, FSSP as Deacon
and Father Masutti, FSSP as Subdeacon
Solemn Liturgy @ 3:30 PM
Nota Bene:
There will be NO 7 PM MASS at St. Victor
There will be NO 7 PM MASS at San Felipe
Easter Vigil:
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Solemn Mass of the Easter Vigil:
St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church
546 E. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 677-2736
Celebrant: Father Masutti, FSSP
with Father David, O.Praem. as Deacon
and Father Carcerano as Subdeacon
Solmen Mass at 11 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
2532 Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010 ‎
(805) 484-0532
Father Fryar, FSSP
High Mass @ 11 PM
Nota Bene:
There will be NO 9 AM MASS at St. Victor



Easter Sunday:
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-5215
Low Mass @ 6:30 AM
High Mass @ 9:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
2532 Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010 ‎
(805) 484-0532
Father Fryar, FSSP
High Mass @ 10 AM
San Felipe Chapel
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles 90063
Father Masutti, FSSP
Low Mass @ 11 AM
St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church
1100 East Alhambra Road,
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-2744
Father Bishop
High Mass @ 1 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
720 E Grand Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-4392
Father Carcerano
Mass @ 1:30 PM
St. Victor Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-6477
Father Masutti, FSSP
Low Mass @ 7 PM



Saturday, March 4, 2017

EF Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke in Oakland, California, March 19 (Sunday) at 12:30PM

A once in a lifetime event in the San Francisco Bay Area! His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, will be celebrating a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Margaret Mary (1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610) on March 19, 2017 at 12:30PM. There will be a welcome reception after mass at the church courtyard, to be followed by a 5PM conference at the Cathedral of Christ the Light (2121 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA) and concluding with a Solemn Benediction. Share the news and invite your friends!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

15th Century Roman Mass



Historical Recreation of the Traditional Latin Mass in the 15th Century (The Mass and the Priest are Real).

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

All Saints & All Souls

ALL SAINTS DAY – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST 2016:
San Felipe Chapel:
9:00 AM
HIGH MASS with Father Masutti, FSSP
738 N Geraghty Ave



St. Victor Catholic Church
6:30 PM
HIGH MASS with Father Masutti, FSSP
Address:
8634 Holloway Dr West
Hollywood, CA 90069


7:30 PM
SOLEMN HIGH MASS according to the Premonstratensian Rite!

ALL SOULS DAY – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND 2016:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
7:00 PM
HIGH MASS with Father Masutti, FSSP
Address:
4018 E Hammel St
Los Angeles, CA 90063


7:30 PM
SOLEMN HIGH MASS according to the Premonstratensian Rite!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Understanding When to Kneel, Sit, and Stand at the Traditional Latin Mass


Since the publication of the first edition of this essay online by California Latin Mass in 2013, and subsequent postings by other blogs such as the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco, Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, and most recently Rorate-Caeli, readers have expressed to me not only their appreciation for what they've learned, but also to point out unintended typos and errors in the text and in the order of postures in the tables. I have corrected those typos and errors in this revised edition.

I have also added a new section discussing the posture at Orate Fratres, which I believe deserves more than just a passing mention and a footnote. The impetus for this was the change in the mandated posture at Orate Fratres in the Novus Ordo. 

Up until 2010, the common posture for all Roman rite Catholics, whether assisting in the Novus Ordo or in the Traditional Latin Mass, was to remain seated while the priest says Orate, fratres, recite the response while seated, and then only rise afterwards. The English text of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Novus Ordo, of course), revised and approved for U.S. and Canadian dioceses in 2012, now instructs the faithful assisting in the Novus Ordo to rise for this prayer and recite the response standing. The word fratres could now also be properly rendered as “Brothers and sisters” in lieu of “brethren.” I would advise anyone inclined to think that this is just more evidence of the propensity in the Novus Ordo to innovate unnecessarily and that it has nothing to do with the Traditional Latin Mass to withhold your judgment and read section VI first. There is more to this than you think. 

My advice to all those who want to effect changes in the order of postures in their communities is to talk to your priest about it. Getting him to read this essay in full (admittedly a challenging request) is a crucial first step towards understanding why you want those changes. If you can convince your priest and also persuade him to take the time to catechize the faithful on Mass postures, you will have greater chances of bringing about a change. Be forewarned, however, that you will be up against entrenched Latin Mass “old-timers” who cannot be persuaded to change for whatever reason and who somehow exercise a veto power over any deviation from the postures indicated in the red booklet. Given a choice between following what a mere layman wrote in an essay and avoiding a potentially serious division by just following what is clearly indicated in the ubiquitous red booklet, the decision is rather simple for the harried priest who has not read this essay or doesn't have the time or energy to take on the task. 

This is not a reason to be discouraged, however. There is so much ignorance even among folks who religiously follow the erroneous red booklet postures for Low and Sung Masses. I have witnessed many instances of people assuming the red booklet Low Mass postures for Sung Masses, even among long-time parishioners of a TLM-only personal parish who are used to following the red booklet distinctions in postures between Low and Sung Masses. This occasional confusion seems to be a common occurrence in many TLM communities (and hardly ever in the Novus Ordo).

These embarrassing lapses belie an ignorance that engenders an unhealthy herd mentality and retards the development of a proper understanding of the nature of the liturgy. If you've read this far into the essay, you've taken the first step to educating yourself and your friends and help tear down this seemingly invincible wall of liturgical illiteracy. 

Finally, I want to thank all those readers who took the time to read my previously “short” essay and email me their pithy comments.[1] Please don't forget to include the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem in your prayers, especially their founder, the Very Rev. Dom Daniel Oppenheimer, CRNJ, who for many years was the sole voice in the Latin Mass landscape to talk about a matter that affects everybody but about which nobody was talking.

Richard Friend October 1, 2016

[1] Readers can email me at richardfriend62@gmail.com.

Download PDF (2nd edition)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

No Injustice in Limbo (New Oxford Review, Sep 2008)


In regard to the article by Hurd Baruch ("On Freeing Children From Limbo," April) and subsequent letters (June), many important factors have been neglected.

(1) Although limbo may have been "elaborated by theologians beginning in the Middle Ages," as the Vatican's International Theological Commission states, it nevertheless goes back at least to the Fathers of the Church. For example, even though he does not use the word "limbo," St. Gregory Nazianzen wrote, "It will happen, I believe, that the children dying without baptism will never be admitted by the Just Judge to the glory of Heaven, nor condemned to suffer punishment since, though unsealed [by baptism], they are not wicked" (de Bapt., XVIII). Clearly, from this quote alone (and there are others like it found among the Fathers of the Church), the notion of limbo is an ancient tradition of the Church.

(2) The Code of Canon Law is very explicit in regard to the urgency of baptizing infants. Canon 867 states, "Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks," and "If the infant is in danger of death, it is to be baptized without any delay." What is more, even the infant of a non-Catholic who is in danger of death is to be baptized immediately: "The infant of Catholic parents, in fact of non-Catholic parents also, who is in the danger of death (in periculo mortis) is licitly baptized even against the will of the parents" (can. 868; emphasis added). The Code also mentions that aborted babies, "if they are alive, are to be baptized, in so far as this is possible" (can. 871). Why worry about getting into an altercation, even a possible lawsuit, by baptizing some non-Catholic's dying baby if there is no limbo? Why worry about baptizing aborted babies if there is such assurance they go straight to Heaven? Why is Hell so bent on abortion if all babies go straight to Heaven? Even the Catechism (#1261), after giving room for an option other than limbo, follows up immediately by saying, baptize! In other words, "the Church does not know of any means other than Baptism that assures entry in to eternal beatitude" (#1257; italics added).

(3) Fr. Albert J. Herbert, in his book Saints Who Raised the Dead (TAN Books), indicates that around eleven saints raised little babies from the dead in order to have them baptized. Among them was St. Joan of Arc, who raised a child already turned somewhat black from being dead for some days. The child came to life, was baptized, and then died again. Other saints listed in the book include Hilary of Poitiers, Colette, Frances of Rome, Philip Neri, Francis Xavier, and Gerard Majella. Why did God do this if there is no limbo and all infants go straight to Heaven?

(4) We have the superhuman efforts of missionaries seeking to baptize every infant possible. St. Jean de Brebeuf summed it up when he declared that he would "go to the ends of the world to baptize a single savage." When St. Anthony Daniel was being shot with arrows and clubbed to death, he noticed a brave of his company dying who had not yet been baptized. He used all his remaining strength to move toward him in order to baptize him. He did not leave him to "baptism of desire," but rather made certain of his baptism by water, as our Lord commanded. These saints displayed a remarkable sense of urgency in seeking the baptism of each and every person, both children and adults, regardless of their own safety. We should ask ourselves what drove them to this. Was it not the Holy Spirit?

(5) We must admit that there is no injustice with limbo. Limbo has always been considered merciful -- most fathers, doctors, and saints considered the only other option to be Hell itself. Such punishment would indeed be along the lines of injustice. We must recognize that we are all beggars, and no one has a right to Heaven or to grace (cf. Catechism, #2007). If a man gives to one beggar rather than to another, he does not violate justice. And here we arrive at the modern problem with limbo: We have lost the sense of sin. When we recognize the evil of sin, then we will see that it can have disastrous effects on our children and the generations that follow -- effects that reach beyond this life. This behooves us to take responsibility for seeking the conversion and baptism of the nations (cf. Mt. 28:19) instead of making God responsible for it all, when, in fact, He has given us the remedy in baptism. This means the Church has the remedy! And she does not bar children from this Sacrament, as the Code of Canon Law indicates. Rather, it is the sins of the parents and the loss of the sense of sin that are often visited upon the children. Is not the current vocations crisis at least in part brought on by the sins of our parents' generation -- i.e., indulgence in contraception and sterilization? Think of all the damage done to children by divorce, drugs, pornography, etc. It seems to me that this is "the serious pastoral problem" that needs to be addressed -- not limbo.

Neither the Catechism nor the recent International Theological Commission's report on children dying without baptism dismisses limbo as a reality, because it simply cannot be done. At the end of the day, all we can really do is entrust unbaptized babies to the mercy of God, because God Himself left the matter grey, if for no other reason than to encourage us all the more to fulfill His commandment: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Mt. 28:19).

Fr. Sean Kopczynski, C.P.M.
Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross
Iron Mountain, Michigan

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

TRUE OR FALSE POPE? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors

By John Salza and Robert Siscoe, 700 pages
Foreword by His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay
who writes
"A comprehensive and definitive refutation, firmly grounded in ecclesiology, has been sorely needed. We thus pray that True or False Pope? finds its way to many Catholics of good will. Mr. Salza and Mr. Siscoe’s book will surely afford much clarity to the reader."

SNEAK PEAK
TABLE OF CONTENTS AND PREFACE
CFN INTERVIEWS SALZA & SISCOE ON THE BOOK


True or False Pope? is the most thoroughly researched, detailed and systematic refutation of Sedevacantism that exists. In this 700 page tome, John Salza and Robert Siscoe present material from Popes, ecumenical councils and Doctors of the Church that you will never find on a Sedevacantist website. Quoting directly from today’s leading Sedevacantist apologists, Salza and Siscoe reveal how Sedevacantists have distorted the teachings of their favorite Popes and theologians, especially St. Robert Bellarmine, and how they even contradict each other. The book also reveals the many unfortunate tactics used by Sedevacantists in an effort to “prove” their case, that is, to defend what is indefensible.


The authors begin by demonstrating that Sedevacantism logically results in a heretical denial of the attributes (visibility, indefectibility, infallibility) and marks (especially apostolicity) of the Catholic Church. After explaining the bonds that unite man to the true Church, the authors explain the distinction between heresy and lesser errors, and how the sin of heresy alone does not sever one from the Church. The authors then go on to provide the most detailed analysis in print of what the Church does in the case of a heretical Pope, based upon the teachings of all the classical theologians who addressed the topic. After a very important explanation of the scope of infallibility (papal, conciliar, disciplinary, New Mass, canonizations), the authors tackle and refute the Sedevacantist arguments against the new rites of episcopal consecration and ordination. The authors conclude by affirming the Recognize & Resist position of Traditional Catholics, and expose in great detail the bitter fruits of Sedevacantism.


This groundbreaking work proves the Sedevacantist thesis is an overreaction to the crisis in the Church, akin to the reflexive “faith” of Protestantism. This explains why Sedevacantists are divided into many competing factions and sects that even condemn each other, and some of these sects have also elected their own “Popes.” The book also underscores that the Church is currently suffering a mystical Passion similar to that of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Like those who lost faith in Christ during His Passion, Sedevacantists have lost faith in the Church, His Mystical Body. And, in doing so, they have become among her most bitter persecutors. No matter what one’s perspective is on the crisis of the Church, anyone who reads this book will conclude in no uncertain terms that Sedevacantism – one of the great modern errors of our times – far from being a “solution” to the crisis, cannot be held or defended in good faith by any true Catholic.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Corpus Christi Mass and Procession (Wilmington, CA)

Just a reminder this Thursday of our Annual Corpus Christi Mass and Procession

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Solemn High Mass
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-5215

Father David, O'praem, Celebrant
Father Carcerano, Deacon
Father Fryer, FSSP, Subdeacon

All priests and servers are invited to attend. For the Mass, priests will be in Choir Dress (Cassock and Surplice) For the procession, all priests will be in Alb, Cincture, Stole, Maniple, Chasuble.

For everyone, please bring banners representing different church apostolates, parishes, and groups.

There will also be a potluck after the Mass. All participants are requested to bring for the amount of their household plus eight members.

To volunteer or to register your group or if there is anything else you would like to contribute, please call or email Charles Coulombe at 818-794-9461 or decoulombe@gmail.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FSSP Superior General in Los Angeles May 24th 2015.

Please join us at Saint Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th to welcome Father Berg, the Superior General of the FSSP. At 7 PM, there will be a Solemn High Mass with Fr. Berg as Celebrant, Father Carcerano as Deacon and Father Fryer as Subdeacon. After the Mass, we are planning a Potluck Dinner for everyone to attend. Feel free to bring a favorite dish of your choice. The dish should be enough to feed the members of your family plus 6 additional people. Come meet Father Berg as well as other Catholics throughout the Archdiocese.

Pentecost Sunday
May 24th, 2015 @ 7 PM
Saint Victor’s Catholic Church
(310) 652-6477
SOLEMN HIGH MASS
Followed by Potluck Dinner.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Special Mass Times for Christmas in Inland Empire

There will be a High Mass at 12pm Midnight at St Catherine of Sienna in Rialto, the choir will start performing Christmas carols sometime around 11:30-11:40pm.


339 N Sycamore Ave

Rialto, CA 92509



There will also be a High Mass at St. James in Perris, CA at 1pm.

269 West 3rd Street, Perris, CA 92570


Its not to late to prepare for Christmas by listening to some great homilies of St Bernard for Advent and the Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Los Angeles: FSSP-LA: Recruiting for Altar Servers of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Calling both new and experienced Altar Servers that love the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite!

FSSP-LA is forming it's Altar Serving Program and we really need your help. We are calling all those who want to learn and benefit from service on the Altar, or simply wish to learn how to serve Mass. We are also calling for experienced men who could help. If you wish to join the Altar Serving Program for the FSSP-LA, please fill out the form below or send an email to me at decoulombe@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qDDnZ4AA0KAbRkx18LfG9djNVwGLifOS1ZLXRoUTJg4/viewform

By January, I should be sending a regular schedule out. Now is the best time to join as we are forming and this is a great way to get active in the future FSSP parish.

We also would like every existing Altar Server in the Archdiocese to join our program. For more information, please contact Charles Coulombe

Friday, December 5, 2014

Los Angeles: Masses for the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Hello All,

The Masses next week will be as follows:

Monday, December 8th, 2014
Feast of the Immaculate Conception


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Diocese of Orange County)
12:00 PM
HIGH MASS
1015 Baker St,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

St. Mary Magdalen Chapel:
7:30 PM
LOW MASS with Fr Carcerano
2532 Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 484-0532

San Felipe Chapel:
7:00 PM
LOW MASS with Father Fryar, FSSP
After Mass, there will be a conference with Father Fryar on the Immaculate Conception
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles 90063





Friday, December 12th, 2014
Our Lady of Guadalupe


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Diocese of Orange County)
7:00 PM
SOLEMN HIGH MASS
1015 Baker St,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

San Felipe Chapel:
7:00 PM
(There will be NO 7 AM Mass!!)
HIGH MASS with Father Fryar, FSSP
After Mass, there will be a conference with Father Fryar on the Immaculate Conception
738 N Geraghty Ave
Los Angeles 90063

Extraordinary Pro-Life Event


You are all invited to the Pregnancy Counseling Center on Friday, December 12, 2014 for a traditional Latin Mass (a.k.a. the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) at 10:30 AM for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn. Fr. James Fryar FSSP will be the celebrant, and there will be at least one altar server, who will be making all the responses in Latin for us.


Since space at the Center is limited and I hope to have handouts available for those who are less familiar with the traditional Latin Mass, please please please RSVP if you plan to attend. Fr. Fryar will be blessing the PCC after the Mass, and we will have refreshments afterwards.



God bless!
Christie, ordinary form Nurse Manager with extraordinary tastes

Pregnancy Counseling Center
10211 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, Ca 91345
www.pregnanthelp4u.org
www.facebook.com/PregnancyCounselingCenter
818.895.2500
Fax (818) 895-2921

To RSVP, please contact latinmassla@gmail.com