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This blogspot contains information on the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vacaville, CA.  The blog is maintained by parishioners of St. Mary's Latin Mass, a laity managed site.  The blog offers ways to enrich your spiritual life (Marian Franciscan Minor or MFM Third Order; and the TLM Men's Group) and support the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary's.  **Neither this blog nor related website maintained by ALMS should be construed as an official parish communications platform (***see disclaimer at end of this blog).

In addition, we provide links for Latin Mass information and Marian Franciscans Minor Third Order (MFM) information. 

For more information about the Traditional Latin Mass in Vacaville, please visit our main website at   or more information below at Sections V. thru VI.


i.  Seasonal Announcements

ii.   TLM Finders

iii.   Traditional Latin Mass Support Groups: Resources

iv.   Marian Friars Minor-Third Order Information

v.   Parish Projects (SMC); Liturgical Calendars; Devotions (Good or Bad?)

vi.   The "Liturgical Season" 

vii.   Why the Traditional Latin Mass? 

viii.   Papal Statements and Documents; Question of Obedience; "the Jewish Question" 

ix.   Books (and prayers: Traditional Divine Office)

x.   St. Mary's TLM Men's Group Information

xi.   Our TLM Book Club (our meeting reading material)


xiii.   Join Us>>>>SUBSCRIBE  (at the webpage St. Mary's TLM - Vacaville, CA - Subscribe (

Information on TLM Men's Group is located in Section X below.

Information on Third Order Franciscan Seculars is located in Section IV below.  

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

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

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:  Propers for Sunday

also available here: St. Mary's TLM - Vacaville, CA - Today's Propers (


I.   Seasonal Announcements

(March 2024):


a) St. Joan of Arc, Yountville CA  St Joan Of Arc Catholic Church Mass Times - Yountville, California (

b) St. Margaret Mary, Oakland for the "ANCIENT LITURGY" ...can be found at the "Institute of Christ the King" aka St. Margaret Mary (IKSP).  Bulletins (

c) St. Stephens, the First Martyr, Sacramento St. Stephens - Mass Times


More on the subject...Solemnity, Feast, or Memorial? How to Tell the Difference - Epic Pew

Adoration at St. Mary's Vacaville, CA: Monday through Friday 3-6:15pm

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

II.   TLM Finders 

-Nearby Masses - (located in the greater Sacramento, SF Bay Area & East Bay)


-St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church | Yountville CA | Facebook

Institute of Christ The King Sovereign Priest | St Margaret Mary (

-Latin Mass Near Me — Mass of the Ages

-Latin Mass Directory – A Catholic directory of approved traditional Latin Masses

-Discover Mass | Bulletins, Directions, and More

-Arlington Latin Mass Society - About ( | Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)  

-Reverent Catholic Mass 

III.   Traditional Latin Mass Support Groups: Resources

-New Liturgical Movement

- a great group focused on the preservation of the Latin Mass

-The Latin Mass Magazine: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition - Welcome!

-Traditional Catholic Audio Producer | Keep the Faith

-Vestments | Via Providence | Liturgical

-Nuns and Religious Professions ~ Liturgical Arts Journal

-New Liturgical Movement: Announcing a New Traditional Women's Religious Order: Filiae Laboris Mariae


-Sacred Music | St. Vitus - FSSP LA

-The History of the Graduale Romanum by Fr. Cassian Folsom

-The Beauty of the Sung Mass by Dr. William Mahrt

IV.   Marian Friars Minor-Third Order Information

In the Catholic Church, a "religious order" is a community of consecrated life with members that profess solemn vows. They are classed as a type of religious institute. Subcategories of religious orders are: canons regular (canons and canonesses regular who recite the Divine Office and serve a church and … See more

Do you have a calling for a richer Catholic Faith?  Do you have a Franciscan charism? What is a Franciscan Charism? The Franciscans: A Closer Look at Their Charism ( ; THE FRANCISCAN CHARISM (

More on the "Marian Friars Minor- Third Order": (video at the end of the MFM Third Order web page is very informative by Friar Anthony, click below on Third Order MFM). 

Third Order | Marian Friars Minor

Other guidelines:

-Pope Benedict XV encyclical: Sacra Propediem

Guidelines, Forms & Other Resources – Secular Franciscan Order – USA (

- How do we insure our Salvation? Are you going to heaven? 

Recommended books: Franciscan Perfection by Rev. Cesaire de Tours, OFM Cap.; St. Francis Manual by Rev. Clementine Deymann, OFM; St. Francis of Assisi by Johannes Jorgensen; Francis of Assisi- The Essential Writings In His Own Words translated by Jon M. Sweeney.


V.   Parish Projects (SMC); Liturgical Calendars; Devotions (Good or Bad?)

-St. Mary's Latin Choir: soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices needed.  Choir practice "every Sunday of a "MISSA CANTATA aka Sung Latin Mass" 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. 

-Gregorian Chant resources:The Gregorio project

-Git Hub for "whole liturgical year" (mostly Vespers) resources: Git Hub chant resources

-St. Mary's Bible Study: during Lent to Holy Week....every TUESDAY Evening 7-8pm covering the Sorrowful Mysteries.

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

-Other topics of Interest: (Miscellaneous topics & Traditional Liturgical Calendars)

-latest articles: New Liturgical Movement

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

-Here are several great Traditional Liturgical Calendars: (FSSP) or Seraphim Liturgical Calendar or 

"Online" Traditional Liturgical Calendar following Rubrics of Pope St. Pius X (pre-1951)

for comparison purposes:  Novus Ordo Calendar


-Video #1: NOT FOR CHILDREN. The "Divine Will" devotion is repulsive, from the ultimate spiritual predator.

-Video #2:  DEEPLY DISTURBED: Indefensible errors in the 'Divine Will' writings.

-Video #3: What lies behind every deception? How can we tell what comes from hell? The "DW" gives a case study.

-Tim Staples, Part I: Tim Staples of Catholic Answers on "The Kingdom of The Divine Will" devotion

Part II: Tim Staples on The Divine Will: Part II

In Summary: It is not recommended 🚯.

VI.   The "Liturgical Season":


Eastertide Season 2024

Ambrosian Music for Eastertide

VII.   Why the Traditional Latin Mass? 

a. -the Traditional Latin Mass? (Fr. James Mawdsley) Short vid on TLM

b. -do your beliefs “convict your conscience”? (Fr. David Nix) Proof of Traditional Catholicism

c. -Traditional Catholicism in 2024 by Crisis Magazine: Traditional Catholicism in 2024

d. -3rd movie in the series on the history of the Traditional Latin Mass: Mass of the Ages: Guardians of Tradition


Web document: How to easily grasp Latin Mass step-by-step guide

Web document: The Holy Mass

Video: 10 difference between Latin Mass and Novus Ordo by Dr. Taylor Marshall


-Restore the Ancient Liturgy: Restore the 54...

-The Reform of 1955-2005: The Reform of 1955 according to the Reformers

VIII.   Papal Statements and Documents; Question of Obedience; "the Jewish Question"


Vatican documents_Encyclicals

-Dec. 25, 2023 African Bishop Powerful Homily Denouncing "Fiducia Supplicans"

--Dec 18, 2023: Will the Church now bless same-sex Couples? by the Catholic Thing with Fr. Gerald Murray, Pastor in Manhattan, NY and Canon Lawyer

-Dec. 25, 2023: More Bishops Condemn Francis's Evil Blessings Decree (Anthony Stine, Return to Tradition)

-Dec. 2022 "The Priestly Impasse: When Obedience Becomes a Sin" (Michael Matt with Fr. James Mawdsley)      or the entire talk...THE PRIESTLY IMPASSE: When Obedience Becomes a Sin (Remnant-TV) - Remnant TV


-20240502: MAJOR STATEMENT posted on Rorate Caeli Blog: Statement on Pope Francis 5-2-24.pdf - Google Drive

Discussion of the document by Anthony Stine: BREAKING: Catholic Scholars And Priests DEMAND Francis RESIGN THE PAPACY For Heresy 

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


-The Jewish Question: (Meaning of Catholic Timothy Flanders interviews Fr James Mawdsley) The Jewish Question Land Mines

-More on Pre-55 Holy Week by Marian Friars Minor: They severed the Root: Do you need permission for the Pre-55? and talk by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski What we lost in 1948 to 1962 and why we should recover it Today; full conference: Full Holy Week Conference; and finally on Holy Week: Studies on Holy Week


-Yes, I believe that Mother Mary is the Co-Redemptrix...but that the word co-redemptrix needs defining as Mary is in "co-operation" uniquely with our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  An excerpt from Catholic Answers: But the word “co,” or the prefix “co-” in English can imply equality, and so that’s why it sounds that way. The prefix “co-” comes from the Latin preposition cum, and cum does not necessarily mean “equal.” It can just mean “with,” and that’s the sense that’s in play when Mary is under discussion with respect to the Redeemer. So she’s not equal to Jesus, but she is a woman who cooperates with the Redeemer. She cooperates with God’s plan and her son’s role in it.

Is Mary Co-Redemptrix?

IX.   Books (and prayers: Traditional Divine Office)

-2021 book: "True Obedience in the Church": by Peter Kwasniewski

-"Essential Latin Vocabulary" by Mark A.E. Williams ....on 1,425 most common words occuring in actual writings of over 200 Latin authors. :-)  Yes, you guessed it, I love Latin!! "LIBERA NOS QUAESAMUS DOMINE" 🙏🙏🙏


Divinum Officium (Divine Office)

-Latin Mass Victoria The Shorter Little Office of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

-Aeternae rerum conditor:

Breviary Hymns from the Liturgy of the Hours, The Divine Office of the Catholic Church

-Divinum Officium webpage


X.   St. Mary's TLM Men's Group Information

- meets every TUESDAY at 10-12 am at Journey's- 5350 One Lake Drive, Fairfield, CA. 

(note: Agenda stays the same, the Minutes aka Next Steps will be posted on Signal and discussed the next day at the meeting

Agenda & Minutes 20240409_protected


Do you live in Solano/Napa/Yolo County area and want to join a Men's Group steeped in the Catholic Faith or maybe you want to know more about the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi?  A few of our men are discerning becoming MFM aka Marian Friars Minor. But is certainly not a requirement.  Contact us at the TLM Men's Group (email: or just show up to our Meeting on Tuesdays.   

-Our projects: 

Devotions: Holy Face of Jesus -Author Interview: The Secret of the Holy Face with Fr. Lawrence Carney 

-St. Martin of Tours (Father of St. Therese of Lisieux) the Martinians

The Teresian Way: The Teresian Way : Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Sacramento (


XI.   Our TLM Book Club (our meeting reading material) (book recommendations are covered at our Wednesdays Men's TLM Coffee Socials, join us here>>   map to Journey One Lake 

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

6. Does Traditionis Custodes Pass the Juridical Rationality Test?: by Fr. Reginald-Marie Rivoire, FSVF

7: Liberalism is a Sin: by Fr. Felix Sarda Y Salvany 


-Pilgrimage to Sicily with Dr. Kwasniewski (Feb. 3-15, 2025) 13 day Regina Baroque Pilgrimage to Sicily  

-Ask a Canon Lawyer, Kelly E. O'Donnell, JCD is a Canonical Consultant Canonical Consultant

A presentation by Ms. O'Donnell (Video):  Canon Law and its Intersection with Secular Law

-Harrison Butker's Commencement Speech: Harrison Butker | Commencement Address 2024 | Benedictine College

-Backlash on his speech.... the View's slams Chief's kicker, Harrison Butker's speech

and...Inside Edition says Harrison Butker's backlash on Commencement Speech

-Latin fun in translation:

XIII.   Join Us>>>>"SUBSCRIBE" click here: St. Mary's TLM - Vacaville, CA receive more information about us on a regular basis, SUBSCRIBE for free to get all information about the Mass of the Ages, local news at St. Mary's Latin Mass community, the TLM Men's Group, and the Franciscan Third Order. 

-Laudetur Iesus Christus  🙏🙏🙏 

...The End for now :-) --May God Bless you on your Catholic Faith Journey, and constantly praising Our Lord Jesus Christ, forever and ever. 🙏+++


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