Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weekly Dominican Rite Masses for Advent, San Francisco CA

St. Dominic's Church, San Francisco
I am pleased to announce that, during Advent, a Dominican Rite Mass will be celebrated every Monday at 5:30 pm at St. Dominic's Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco, California. This parish and priory are staffed by the friars of the Western Dominican Province.

These will all be Low Masses except for the Mass on Monday, December 9, which will be a Solemn High Votive Mass of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O,P., professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California.

I thank Brian Strader for the lovely photography of St. Dominican's Church shown in this post.

Dominican Rite First Saturday Mass, Oakland CA, 12/7/19

I am pleased to announce that a Dominican Rite Missa  Cantata will be celebrated for the First Saturday Devotion of December at the Western Dominican Province House of Studies, located at St Albert the Great Priory in Oakland, California, on December 7.

The celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., professor of Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. The Mass will be sung by the student brothers of St Albert’s Priory, who will also serve it.


St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel is located at 6170 Chabot Road in Oakland.  There is ample parking on Chabot Road.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dominican Rite Calendar for 2020

First Page of the 2020 Calendar
I am pleased to announce that the new Dominican Rite Calendar for A.D. 2020 is now ready. It can be downloaded from the left side-bar.

This calendar includes the feasts of the Dominican General Calendar in force in 1962, as well as feasts proper to the United States (on their days as in 1962).  In addition, saints and blesseds added to the Dominican calendar since 1962 are included,  following the revised Dominican calendar of April 2019. On the right side the pages, the propers of saints whose dates were changed in 1960 and suitable commons for those beatified or canonized after 1962 are indicated for the Missals of 1933, 1939, and 1965.

In addition, an appendix is included giving feasts proper to each diocese in the United States where a Dominican priory or house is located. A second appendix lists the many "minor" blesseds who are appointed for celebration only in their proper provinces.

I am posting this now, at the beginning of December so that my friar brothers (and others interested) can alert me to any mistakes, so that I can correct them before January 1, 2020. I thank you all for your help in this matter.