Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fr. Louis Marx

Please pray for Fr. Louis Marx, pastor of San Secondo D'Asti Church in Guasti, CA. He is in the hospital with pneumonia.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas and New Year Masses

-San Secondo D Asti, Dec 25, 10:30 AM, Fr Louis Marx
Tuesday, January 1st 6:30 AM

-Christmas Day High Mass with Fr. Bishop, Tuesday, December 25, 1 PM at St. Therese Church.

-New Year's Day - Feast of the Circumcision - High Mass with Fr. Bishop, Tuesday, January 1, 12 NOON, at St. Therese Church.

Confessions available 30 minutes before Mass.

St. Therese Catholic Church 1100 East Alhambra Rd. Alhambra, CA

-Christmas Day High Mass at Sts. Peter an Paul in Wilmington 7:30 A.M

-January 1st Feast of the Circumcision low Mass 9:30 A.M. at Sts. Peter an Paul in Wilmington

-The Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 Traditional (Latin)Solemn High Mass (Fr. Claude, O. Praem - main celebrant of three) 12:30 pm

If you have never attended a Traditional Solemn High Mass, you won't want to miss this one!

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1015 Baker St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Saturday, December 8, 2012 Traditional (Latin) High Mass (Fr. Claude, O. Praem.) 12 Noon
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1015 Baker St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Traditional Latin Mass Saturday, Dec 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (A Holy Day of Obligation) High Mass 12:00 Noon ... Father Robert Bishop, CMF St. Therese Catholic Church 1100 East Alhambra Rd. Alhambra, CA 91801

High Mass 3:15 PM (After a 3:00 PM Traditional Rite Wedding) Father Hugh Barbour St Peter & St Paul Catholic Church 515 West Opp Street, Wilmington, Ca 90744

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All Saints and All Souls

All Saints Day

12 Noon
Father Michael Perea
St Peter & St Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street,
Wilmington, 90744

12 Noon
Fr Claude, O.Praem
St. John the Baptist
1015 Baker St. 
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 
TEL: 714-540-2214

6:00 PM
Norbertine Fathers
Pope John Paul II Polish Center
3999 Rose Dr, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

6:00 PM
Father Louis Marx
San Secondo D'Asti
250 North Turner Ave.
Guasti/Ontario, CA 91761

7:30 PM
Mission San Buenaventura
Fr. Michael Carcerano
211 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001

All Souls Day

12 Noon
Fr Claude, O.Praem
St. John the Baptist (see above)

6:00 PM
Mission San Buenaventura (see above)
Fr. Michael Carcerano

7:00 PM
Special Requiem High Mass for All Souls
Propers Sung by Seno/Onoda Choir
Father Louis Marx
San Secondo D'Asti (see above)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Alleluia Audio Books

One of my friends just recently took on a wonderful project to improve our Catholic spirituality. For every 1000 Catholic apologetics websites, there is probably only one website for spirituality. At times I feel like that should be an inverted statistic. So, I think this kind of apostolate is sorely needed in the world we live in today, not the least of which by this author. Thank you so much Noah, and I hope folks will find spiritual treasure in the current offerings of this site, as well as what is to come.

The website will be permanently linked on the menu to the right with all of the other wonderful blogs and websites out there. 

God Bless all of you!
Laurence Gonzaga

San Secondo D'Asti (Ontario, CA) - High Mass for All Souls Day

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Email: Una Voce America

I was looking for your Una Voce chapter website recently and it looks like it's been disabled.
Have you moved it to another server or to another address?
That was such a great site -- visually one of the best Una Voce sites out there ... I hope you kept it alive somehow.
Una Voce America, Board Member

Hi "xxxx",

I do apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I actually gave up the UVSB presidency back in 2010. The new president is Noah Moerbeek. I don't believe he maintained some kind of website. The problem with the website was, our webmaster sort of stopped helping us with technical issues. One day all of the links which I worked so hard to compile and to categorize and sort were no longer live and post tags were no longer working. At that point I lost my motivation to keep the site current. I had created a new website last year (Cal Latin Mass Blog) which I envisioned to be a California State-wide effort to get reps from all/most of the Latin Mass parishes to submit reports, pictures, events so that Californians can be informed as to what is available for them at all of our parishes. Alas, as usual, it was only left to the intrinsically motivated. I had recently regained some excitement to start again, and so I will probably plan some projects to promote the Latin Mass. So, please stay tuned! Thank you for the encouragement, I am glad at least some people miss my old site. I have received compliments from many people. I was told Una Voce Philippines modeled their site off of mine. May God continue to bless the efforts of Una Voce.

Have a wonderful day!

Hi Laurence,
Thanks for your reply. I fully know what you mean about how projects can fade away like that. I hope you will do something again though -- perhaps a regional blog or helping a local group get a site started. I really enjoyed the visual style and design you brought to the old site.
Thanks again and God bless

Email: Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce

I just received this as part of an email sent to me from a representative of Una Voce International. By their request, I am posting it here for your consideration.


Become a ‘Friend of the International Federation Una Voce’. It’s an easy way to support the work of the Federation for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and to keep yourself informed about its activities.

You can become a Friend by e-mailing your details to and making an annual donation using the PayPal button on Please give your name, e-mail address and Country of residence.

You will be included on the mailing list for publications and regular bulletins but your details will not be shared with others.

Two Masses will be offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite each month, one for living and one for deceased 'Friends of the International Federation Una Voce’.


In case you haven’t seen them, the FIUV has also taken some other initiatives in the 50th anniversary year of the 1962 Missal. We have published a series of Position Papers in defence of the 1962 Missal:

We have also begun publishing a journal entitled GREGORIVS MAGNVS, the first issue of which you can find here:

God bless,

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Video: The Latin Mass - Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP

A few years ago when I went with my best friend to visit the Fraternal Society of St. Peter (FSSP) Seminary in Nebraska, as part of our discernment process I had the pleasure of sitting in on Fr. Calvin Goodwin's Latin Class. He is a wonderful priest.

May God Bless him and the Fraternity of St. Peter.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 Napa Institute Conference: Solemn Pontifical Mass

Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be celebrated by
His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (Diocese of Oakland)
for the Napa Institute 2012 Conference

July 29, 2012 Sunday (8AM)

Estate Cave
The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way (formerly Trefethen Way)
Napa, CA 94558 USA

For details, visit
Photo above was taken from last year's Pontifical Mass (7/31/11).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Father Joseph Lee, FSSP on Juventutem

EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: Life on the Rock - Fr. Mark and Doug - Fr. Joseph Lee and Vanessa Brink - Life on the Rock #732

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ascension Thursday

San Secondo D'Asti
6:30 pm
Confessions at 6:00 pm

Sts. Peter and Paul
7:00 pm

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Crowning Procession & Latin Mass (Sacramento, CA) - Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just in case some of you folks might be up here in the North: Honor our Blessed Lady and join the crowds in this spectacular 3-mile pilgrimage through downtown Sacramento, California this Saturday, May 5! Here is your opportunity to give public witness our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Procession lineup begins at 7:30am at the East Lawn Memorial Park (43rd & Folsom Blvd, Sacramento). Event concludes with Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and May Crowning ceremony. Please visit for more details!

Thanks to Jay Balza for reporting from Nor Cal!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Solemn High Nuptial Mass - May 1, 2012

Josef Seno and Heather Gomez... finally!

The Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wilmington, CA. It will mostly be in Latin with the readings in both Latin and English and the homily in English. The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey will be celebrating the Mass. There will be a short instrucion read before Mass.

The parish has a strict dress code so please dress modestly. For women - no clothing that reveals too much chest i.e. cleavage, both shoulders should be covered, no skin tight out fits, and no clothing that goes above the knees. For men - no shorts, and no sleeveless shirt.

Directions (from Riverside, CA)

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

*Please try to arrive early for the ceremony. Time is not Filipino/Mexican standard time so the Mass will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. lol.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Lantana, FL) - March 11, 2012

This was a third Sunday, and so for my second Mass of the day, I assisted at the "Extraordinary Form" offered at this parish in Lantana, Florida. It is near West Palm Beach. Here we find, in my opinion, a far worse spectacle than a poorly offered Novus Ordo, a poorly offered Latin Mass. Two candles were lit, which signifies a Low Mass. Yet, some ordinary parts were sung, by the priest. The Pater Noster was entirely sung by the people. The young priest had an awesome sermon and has a great singing voice, but please, don't give me a hybrid Mass. 

What makes it worse; when I spoke with the coordinator there and explained that the ordinary could not be sung in a Low Mass, he was very dismissive. I was glad to have assisted at my first and third Mass at "alternative" venues, shall we say. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Annual Una Voce OC 14 Mile Lenten Pilgrimage (March 11, 2012)

Flyer (front)
Flyer (back)

For hundreds of years, Catholics all over the world have made pilgrimages to holy places, especially during Lent. Here in Orange County we are continuing that tradition with a pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady and Blessed Junipero Serra. At 9 a.m., March 11, 2012 we will walk from St. Michael’s Abbey at 19292 El Toro Road in Silverado to San Juan Capistrano Mission Serra Chapel. The Pilgrimage will end with a Tridentine Latin Mass at Serra Chapel.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Return of the Latin Mass to a Philippine School

Hello everyone,

Last February 7, 2012, Rev. Canon Jean-Marie Moreau, ICRSS, a priest from The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, visited PAREF Southridge School, an all-boys private school located in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila,Philippines, and gave a talk to high school students and teachers on “The History and Development of the Roman Rite.” The talk was followed by a historic, first-ever celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 by Rev. Canon Moreau in the school chapel. The Missa Cantata was attended by the entire high school batch of around 300 hundred students, plus another 100 teachers and parents. The chaplain and the assistant chaplain assisted in choro.

The Missa Cantata marked the first time since 1965 that the 1962 Mass returned to a school in the Philippines attended by students and teachers. A special booklet missal was prepared by the school and handed out to the students before the Mass to enable them to understand and follow the ceremonies of the Mass. The overwhelming majority of students and teachers, some of whom were Opus Dei numeraries, had never before experienced the Traditional Latin Mass.

The Mass was very well received by the students and teachers. Many found it very solemn. One lady, who told me after the Mass that she goes to Mass at this chapel thrice a week but did not know that there was going to be this Mass, remained rooted in her place until well after the Mass and waited for Canon Moreau to come out of the sacristy to kiss his hand, saying that this was a most moving experience for her. The school director also observed that this was the first time he saw the high school boys behave so well and follow the Mass intently, even singing the ordinaries and responses together with the choir. The school thanked me for bringing the Mass and allowing all of them to experience the richness of the Tridentine liturgy. The school will be doing more TLMs this coming school year, this time celebrated by the school chaplain.

The school is an apostolate work of Opus Dei members and as such is not technically a religious school. However, the Catholic faith is taught rigorously in all grade levels and Masses (Novus Ordo) are celebrated reverently and according to the book. The school was very supportive of this initiative, even spending thousands of pesos to extend the sanctuary floor (covered in red carpet) to enable ad orientem celebration.

The school videotaped the entire Mass from the choir loft, but I’m still waiting for a copy. In the meantime, I’m sending you a video of the Mass taken by the father of one of the acolytes using his iPhone and iPad. Also attached here is the poster of the Mass. You can also click on the link to a slideshow made by Fr. Eric Forbes. It contains pictures of Canon Moreau in Guam and the Philippines, including two shots taken during his talk at Southridge.

Richard Friend

Missa Cantata at Southridge, February 7, 2012:

Canon Moreau in Guam and the Philippines:

Something Strange in the Wilmington Neighborhood

Over the years I have noticed some strange liturgical anomalies at various Latin Mass outfits in California. Most of them have been minor variations, and some have been serious aberrations which I have documented at Rorate Caeli, what could be called a hybrid Mass. But, this past week I had noticed a very strange thing going on at Sts. Peter and Paul in Wilmington. The people are being directed to go against the universally accepted norm of standing for the Pater Noster during the Missa Cantata and High Masses. The head server directs the people to kneel down during the Pater Noster. This is so counter-intuitive. One basic rule of thumb with the sung and solemn extraordinary form is you stand every time you hear the words "Per omnia saecula saeculorum" and "Dominus vobiscum". This just throws this rule of thumb out the window. He uses as his basis, a published set of "rubrics" for the people that he copied out of his Fr. Lassance Missal, presumably thinking it would give his argument some weight. He puts it in the red missals. But, why stop there? Why not go back further to the postures before 1954? Why not go all the way back to when nobody knelt during a Sunday Mass at all because kneeling, a sign of penitence, was not believed to be appropriate on a Sunday, a celebration of the Resurrection? The Mass in the Extraordinary Form is not a museum piece. It is not a dead liturgy, never to grow, never to change. But this change has always been organic, with prudence, and reason. The red booklets made popular by the Coalition Ecclesia Dei are right on this one, where it has its own problems elsewhere which will be documented in the future on this blog. But, I am not sure what can be done in Wilmington. I hope someone can organize a civil discussion there because the people are confused. Do they follow the red missals or do they follow the directives of the head server and the pre-1962 Fr. Lassance Missal? 
Laurence G.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Latin Mass in Alabama

Traditional Latin Mass: Sunday, February 26, at 12:15 p.m. Fr. Den Irwin will be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata) at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 725 Elba Hwy. (Hwy 87/ Hwy 167) Troy, AL 36079 (334)-566-2630.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Father Shannon Collins, CPM

It is with great pleasure that I report the whereabouts of Fr. Shannon Collins, a Fathers of Mercy priest. He was once the vocations director of the community, and the chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, built by Mother Angelica. He has produced many powerful media products for EWTN and St Joseph Communications. Many speculations have circulated since 2005 as to the whys and wheres of his present assignment. Well, I did some digging today and found him. I found an obscure website referencing a Latin Mass in Kentucky. I called the parish phone number. A priest answered and I spoke to him a few minutes. He confirmed that there is in fact a Latin Mass there on Sundays at noon. I asked about Fr. Collins, and he said that Fr. Collins is at the parish of St. Bernard in Covington, KY. I asked if the Extraordinary Form is offered at that parish, and he said yes. I found the parish website and found no indication of an EF at that parish.

Laurence G.
CA Latin Mass Blog

In The End My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Petition for Personal Parish in Los Angeles


A Petition for a Personal Parish in the Los Angeles Archdiocese Dedicated Solely to the
Extra-Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite staffed by The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
to let Archbishop Gomez know the extent of the interest in the Latin Mass in the greater Los Angeles area.
Please forward this to any one in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

God Bless,
George Sarah

Please download at

January 8, 2011 - Charles Coulombe: The Latin Mass and the FSSP

St. Victor’s Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Drive 
West Hollywood, CA 90069. 

Charles Coulombe will present a lecture explaining the Latin Mass and also give a brief presentation on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter at St Victors Church on Sunday January 8th at 7pm

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feast of the Epiphany

As described on the page on Twelfthnight, this Feast -- also known as the . "Theophany" or "Three Kings Day" -- recalls Christ revealing Himself as Divine in three different ways: to the Magi, at His Baptism, and with His miracle at the wedding feast at Cana.

For families who practice traditions involving "the Magi" or "La Befana" leaving gifts for children, the day begins with the wee ones discovering what was left for them while they slept on Twelfth Night.

At today's Mass, there will be a blessing of gold, frankincense, myrrh, Epiphany Water, and, after Communion, a blessing of chalk. Bring small special items of gold to have with you during the Mass, and they will be blessed if they are exposed as you sit in your pew with them (wedding rings, rosaries, an heirloom piece of gold jewelry, for example).

When Mass is over, you will take some of the blessed chalk, frankincense, myrrh, and Epiphany Water home with you, so it's good to bring a container to transport Holy Water and one to put some grains of incense and a piece of chalk into. (Note: if you can, take and keep 5 pieces of blessed incense for your Paschal Candle this Easter),

When you get home, sprinkle some Epiphany water (otherwise and afterwards used as regular Holy Water) in the rooms of your house to protect it and bring blessings. This Holy Water recalls the waters of the Jordan, and is a visible reminder of Christ's Divinity, of Jesus's revealing Himself as God at His Baptism, when were heard the words from the Father: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased." This rite of blessing the home -- led by a priest, if possible, or the father of the house if no priest is available -- goes like this: