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St. Mary's Traditional Latin Mass
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Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 330 Stinson Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688

Mass Schedule: Low Mass Sundays at 2pm

Pastor: Fr. Brian Soliven             

High Mass Schedule: Missa-Cantata (Sung Mass): 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, with Potluck fellowship after Mass in Parish Hall.  New parishioners and Choir singer's welcome: sign-ups, ask for Cindy M. after Mass.

Downloadable copy of this Sunday's Propers:  Note: In the Extraordinary Form, the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ is always observed on the last Sunday in October and supersedes the Mass of the season which would otherwise be offered on that Sunday.  The propers for this Feast can be found on the Feasts and Commemorations page.

The Feast of ALL SAINTS, November 1, 2023, a Holy Day of Obligation, Proper Prayers of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form - The Feast of All Saints, November 1 (

-"Selected Hymn" for Low Mass Recessional this Sunday: will be posted on the Hymnal Board on the altar.   


for Catholics the month of July is to commemorate "The Precious Blood of Jesus".  There are three categories for Catholic celebrations: solemnities (the highest form, e.g. Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, and Christ the King), feast days (2nd in line, e.g. Holy Angels, the Visitation, the Presentation, the Baptism of Our Lord) the Gloria is a requirement, but the Creed won't be said on these days; and memorials (the lowest form, are obligatory or optional e.g. The memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas Jan. 28 is an obligatory memorial) are a celebration of the lives of saints.  More on the subject...Solemnity, Feast, or Memorial? How to Tell the Difference - Epic Pew

The remaining memorials in November are: ALL SAINTS DAY, Nov. 1; ALL SOULS DAY, Nov. 2; St. Charles Borromeo, Nov. 4;  St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Nov 13; St. Albert the Great, Nov. 15; St. Gertrude, Nov. 16; St. John of the Cross, Nov. 24; St. Andrew, Nov. 30 
Note: Last Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 26, 2023).  

Confession/Reconciliation at St. Mary's Vacaville, CA: Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm; Saturday 3:30-4:45pm or by appt. 707-448-2390 

Directions to St. Mary's in the City of Vacaville, CA: from Highway 80, Davis Street turnoff:

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-St. Mary's Latin Choir: soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices needed.  Choir practice every Sunday at 12:00 Noon at Parish Hall, Room 7....all ages and all experience levels welcome. Our focus is Latin chant and polyphonic Catholic hymns appropriate for the traditional sung Missa-Cantata Latin Mass. 

-St. Mary's TLM-Men's Group: meets every Wednesday at 10-12 am at Journey's- 5350 One Lake Drive, Fairfield, CA. 

-Projects: Special Feast Days; Processional/Liturgical Canopy; vestments and sacramentals. Donations welcome. 

Also, we were recently introduced to the folks at "Preserve the Latin Mass" ( a great group focused on the preservation of the Latin Mass and changing hearts and minds through knowledge and prayer. 

-the section known as the "THREE-LEGGED STOOL"  and other miscellaneous topics:  

...what is the "three-legged stool" and what does it mean?  

(sourced from  The Catholic Church’s “three-legged stool” is a metaphorical representation of the three sources of authority that the Church relies on to guide its teachings and practices. These three sources are:

  1. Scripture: The Bible is considered the inspired word of God and is the primary source of authority for the Catholic Church. It is believed to contain all the essential truths necessary for salvation.

  2. Tradition: The Catholic Church also places great importance on tradition, which includes the teachings, practices, and beliefs that have been passed down through the centuries from the apostles and early Church fathers. This includes things like the sacraments, liturgy, and other practices that are not explicitly mentioned in the Bible.

  3. Magisterium: The Magisterium refers to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, which is vested in the Pope and bishops. They are responsible for interpreting Scripture and Tradition and ensuring that the teachings of the Church remain faithful to these sources of authority.

This metaphorical stool is often used to illustrate how these three sources of authority work together to support the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church 1.

-TLM Book Club (where we give book recommendations):

1.  If You Believed Moses (Vol 1): The Conversion of the Jews Promised in the Old Testament (New Old) - Kindle edition by Mawdsley, Fr James. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ 

2. The Cross and the Beatitudes: by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

3. What to Do When Jesus is Hungry: by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR

4. The Way of Salvation and of Perfection: by St. Alphonsus Liguouri 

5. Murder in the 33rd Degree (the Gagnon Investigation into Vatican FreeMasonry): by Fr. Charles Theodore Murr

Please note that the Men's Group covers the same books at our Wednesday meetings.

Recent books covered at Men's Group Coffee include: readings from book "If You Believed in Moses" by Fr. James Mawdsley.  Previous books include: "The Cross and the Beatitudes" by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen; and "What to Do When Jesus Is Hungry" (a practical guide to the Works of Mercy) by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR

Other topics of Interest (that took place over this past year): 

...articles by New Liturgical Movement can be found here... postulate...New Liturgical Movement: Announcing a New Traditional Women's Religious Order: Filiae Laboris Mariae 

latest articles: New Liturgical Movement

A review of the book True Obedience (by Peter Kwasnewski) reviewed by Fr. J. Mawdsley WATCH: Review by Fr. James Mawdsley – True Obedience

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