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Traditional Catholic, Homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area? - elenwe - 01-19-2014

Hi,

I am a father of a Traditional Catholic, homeschooling family, normally based in Hungary, Europe.
Because of a work assignment, it looks like we might have to spend (at least) 1-2 months at (or near) San Francisco.

My question is: where do the other Traditional Catholic, homeschooling families live in the vicinity?

I am aware that by and large, SF is not exactly a wellspring of orthodoxy (Cardinal Mahony, Most Holy Redeemer Church and all that), but I still hope that there are at least some small communities - right?

(I am interested in all flavors of Traditional Catholics, including E.D. / SSPX / SSPX - MC / Sede communities.)

Do you have any ideas about selecting a location?

Thank you.


Re: Traditional Catholic, Homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area? - elenwe - 01-19-2014

Clarification: of course I am interested in all trad. caths, not just homeschoolers.

And of course, the other question: where do you go to Mass?


Re: Traditional Catholic, Homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area? - DeoGratias72 - 01-19-2014

(01-19-2014, 03:53 PM)elenwe Wrote: Clarification: of course I am interested in all trad. caths, not just homeschoolers.

And of course, the other question: where do you go to Mass?


Welcome to the forum  :) From what I have read, the new Archbishop supports the Traditional Latin Mass. I do not live in California, but I have heard that there are some orthodox parishes in that area. I will see what I can find out for you & get back here. I know that this is a bit far, but if you happen to visit the Sacramento area, the Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) has an amazing parish/community. I think they have 3 Priests, a ton of children, altar boys, lots of activities for children, etc. Good luck with it all. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless.


Re: Traditional Catholic, Homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area? - mea_culpa - 04-30-2014

The South Bay area has one TLM parish:

Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
1375 E. Santa Clara St. (at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church)



Archdiocese of San Francisco is somewhat better. Archbishop Cordileone is quite supportive of the EF:

Immaculate Conception Chapel
3255 Folsom St. San Francisco 94110    (415) 824-1762
Sunday (except 1st): 5:00 p.m.

Star of the Sea Church
4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco 94118  (415) 751-0450
Sunday:  11:00 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi
1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto 94303      (650) 322-2152
Friday 6 pm

http://www.sfarchdiocese.org/parishes/latin-masses-celebrated/




Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara is not TLM, but offers a very pious and devout novus ordo, with proper hymns. Apparently they've recently started chanting the introit at some masses too.

The reason I bring up Our Lady of Peace is because they have a quite active and very large homeschooling community you might want to contact.



There is also a Christian great-books-based hybrid school (kids go two days/week, homeschooled other days.) It's not officially Catholic, but I hear many of the families are actually affiliated with Opus Dei. It's called Live Oak Academy
http://liveoakacademy.org


We live on the peninsula (San Mateo) and my wife found one homeschool group that meets for park dates (at our kids' age range, anyway.) This group is mostly secular though—a lot of doctor/lawyer types, and some un-schoolers too!

I don't know about offerings farther up in San Francisco