Thursday, May 16, 2019

A First Mass in the Traditional Rite in San Francisco This Sunday

This coming Sunday, a newly ordained priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Rev. Michael Rocha, will celebrate the traditional rite for his very first Mass, at Star of the Sea parish, located at 4420 Geary Blvd in San Francisco. The Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m., and feature William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, and Josquin des Prez’s Ave Maria, Virgo Serena as a Communion motet. Fr Rocha will be ordained the day before, Saturday, May 18th, by H.E. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, at the cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption, located at 1111 Gough St; the ceremony begins at 10 a.m. See the website of Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco for further details. Congratulations to Dcn. Rocha!

A solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite at Star of the Sea in 2013.

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