Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dominican Rite Latin Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area

Elevation of the Host in the Dominican Solemn Mass

Those readers who live in the San Francisco Bay Area may also be interested in local celebrations of the Traditional Dominican Rite. This academic semester, they will be occurring in four different venues, three in the East Bay and one in San Francisco proper. These Masses are celebrated by priests of the Western Dominican Province and usually served by student brothers of the province. All celebrations are open to the public.


Saint Albert the Great Priory (Dominican House of Studies, Oakland CA
          Chapel Entrance: 6172 Chabot Road, Oakland CA 94618
     Dominican Missa Cantata (Immaculate Heart), First Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.
          Feb 2, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley CA
          2301 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94708
     Dominican Low Mass, third Thursday of the month, 5:15 p.m.
          Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15

Carmel of the Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph, Canyon CA
     Off Pinehurst Road, Canyon, CA 94516 (directions below at *)
           Sunday (Missa Cantata), usually Roman Rite (times vary)
                  Dominican Rite: third (9:30 a.m.) and fourth (10 a.m.) Sundays  of the month
                  Jan. 19, 26; Feb.  16, 23;  Mar. 16, 23; Apr. 20, 27; May 18, 25
           Weekdays (Low Mass), mostly Extraordinary Form Roman Rite (times vary)
                  Dominican: Usually Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:45 a.m. until Feb. 1, then 7:45
                  Jan. 7,  10, 13 (Mon.) 14, 17, 20 (Mon.) 21, 24, 28; Feb. 4, 7, 11, 12 (Wed) 14, 18, 21, 24,
                  26 (Wed); Mar. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28; Apr. 8, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29; May 2, 6, 9, 13,
                  16, 20, 23


Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco CA
          4420 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco 94118
      Dominican Sung Mass (probable dates, watch here for confirmations and additions)
         Mar. 19 (St. Joseph); Mar. 25 (Annunciation)

Those attending these Masses may wish to purchase their own copies of the Dominican Rite Pew Booklet with the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin and English.  One may do so at Dominican Rite Publications.

Elsewhere in the Western Dominican Province, the traditional Dominican Rite is celebrated with regularity at: Holy Family Cathedral (weekly), Anchorage AK, Holy Rosary Church (monthly), Portland OR, and Blessed Sacrament Church (quarterly), Seattle WA.  Contact these churches for specific dates and times.

*How to find Canyon Carmel, which has no street number: from Canyon U.S. Post Office (99 Pinehurst Road), go north about one half mile to “John McCosker Ranch Road” on right (easy to miss); take this mostly gravel private road up to the right turn onto “Old Home Ranch Road,” which is signed for “Carmel.” It ends in the parking lot of the monastery.

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