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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Saint Vitus Roman Catholic Church • Los Angeles, CA
published 30 June 2018 by Corpus Christi Watershed
“How long did we wait? And now, at last, I can drive my wife and children to a regular Sunday Mass—week after week—and live the parish life with my friends who also feel the Latin Mass is our future. Thank you Archbishop and Fraternity!”   (Mr. José Moreno)|

88390 vespers 02 PNG OST REV. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, has established a personal parish dedicated exclusively to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, also known as the “Traditional Latin Mass” or the “Tridentine Rite.”

REV. JAMES FRYAR, of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, has been named Pastor, and FATHER REV. MASUTTI serves as Curate. Right across the street is a beautiful park where the parish families can play.

SAINT VITUS CATHOLIC CHURCH
Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter — Archdiocese of Los Angeles
607 4th Street
San Fernando 91340


Sunday 8:00am (Low Mass)
Sunday 10:30am (High Mass)
Sunday 4:00pm (Vespers) …starting in August
Sunday 5:00pm (with Spanish and English Sermon)
Daily Mass schedule forthcoming.


Archbishop José H. Gomez officially opened the Parish on 25 June 2018:

Mrs. Yvonne Asencio, a parishioner at Saint Vitus, made all the vestments by hand for this once-in-a-lifetime ceremony:

The parish celebrated Pontifical Vespers with Most Rev’d Bishop Brennan on 26 June:

Much construction took place before the 25 June ceremony:

Although the church is not finished, you can see the tremendous progress made so far!

Here is a copy of the last bulletin ever printed at the church in West Hollywood where the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter formerly offered Mass:

    * *  PDF Download • Final Bulletin at the FSSP’s former home

Beginning 25 June 2018, the FSSP has officially moved to Saint Vitus.


Julia Garcia contributed to this article.