Monterey Bay Area Latin Mass community is moving

The community will now become part of Hollister parish
Sacred Heart Church in Hollister, CA

Sacred Heart Church in Hollister, CA

The following comes from a news release emailed to California Catholic Daily:

Starting Trinity Sunday, May 22, the old Sacred Heart Church in Hollister, California, will become the new site for the Traditional Latin Mass in the Monterey Bay Area.

A sung High Mass will be offered on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the historic church located at 680 College Street in Hollister.  A taco feed reception will follow the first Mass in the courtyard outside the church. All are welcome and encouraged to come.

Although much work remains to be done, the Latin Mass community is restoring the sanctuary of the old church, following as much as possible the original design. The restoration work and other improvements will continue in the months to come.

The Latin Mass community, which has been active in the Monterey Diocese for eight years, most recently at the chapel of a Catholic cemetery near Salinas, will now become part of the Hollister parish. It has been the only public Mass regularly offered in the ancient rite in the Monterey Bay Area.

The Monterey Bay Latin Mass is one of only two Latin Masses offered in the Diocese of Monterey, and the only bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Latin Mass in the Northern part of California.

Monterey Bishop Richard Garcia has supported the restoration of the Mass and of Sacred Heart Church, as has Fr. Claudio Cabrera, the new pastor of the Hollister parish.

Comments

  1. God bless them, I too had to endure a cemetery setting for YEARS in San Diego at the local diocesan cemetery, Bishop Robert Brom who was the local ordinary at the time treated us like lepers, and once we heard his assistant priest whisper “these people live in the 17th century” I kindly stated to him we prefer the 15th century personally. It looks like a wonderful Traditional church from the outside and I bet they will make it stunning inside to offer the True Mass of All Times.

  2. Happy to hear the news about the latin Mass move to Sacred Heart and, finally, the relocation of the anglican church service out of Sacred Heart Church. A good move all around.

    • Why was there an Anglican Service in an active Catholic Church in the first place????

      • A former Sacred Heart pastor let the anglican’s in, rent free, years ago despite complaints from S.H. parishioners. Local non-english speaking Catholics would sometimes go there thinking it was an english Mass and so received anglican “communion”. Now the anglicans have been invited to Immaculate Conception church in Tres Pinos to have their church service there, and yes the Bishop knows all of this.

  3. Or how about the magnificent chapel at St. Mary’s in Moraga, and the Mission San Jose in Fremont. Although they allow Episcopal “services” every Sunday morning prime time they would sooner allow the GLBT and/or Satanists in, then they would allow the Canonized Mass, the Traditional Latin Mass of all Time! Have you ever experienced the hostility, derision and sarcasm of the “inclusive” “compassionate” and “tolerant” Novus Ordo “church” ?

  4. TheVeiledThreat says:

    This is wonderful news! I was thinking of relocating to the area perhaps, maybe, sometime… The cemetery chapel location seemed a little temporary. I’m so glad they will have their own church!

    I will probably not be able to relocate…but I would love to visit!

    Is there a place one can donate to help with the restoration?

    • Thank you for your kind offer – anyone that would like to help contribute to the restoration process is welcome to mail a check made out to ‘Monterey Latin Mass’ to:
      Monterey Latin Mass
      PO Box 383, Aromas, CA. 95004
      Thank you, we are grateful for any help you can provide~

  5. You see that;s how it works the Anglicans are no problem they don’t believe in Papal Authority and they can use OUR churches, however the S.S.P.X. who are 100% Roman Catholic and pray for the current Pope are treated like lepers, do you not see the madness in this situation, but Protestants have been using our churches for decades.

  6. Marlene says:

    I and many thousands of other Roman Catholics like you see it, and have felt the ill-treatment, practicing our Roman Catholic traditional faith in the catacombs.

    This reminds me of San Diego’s St. Anne’s Church in the early days when they were regulated for years to the Mausoleum. Only one big difference, the short distance between the two locations didn’t mean anyone had to pickup and move. This is a different story, some parishoners may not be able to continue thanks to this new regulation pushing them further to out-of-mind, out-of-sight?

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