Traditional Mass

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Latin in West Hollywood - Mass of the Young

Latin in West Hollywood

Father payer at Mass in Florida
Father Fryar at Mass in Florida
The following comes from a Dec. 4 story in Angelus, the Los Angeles archdiocesan online newspaper.
St. Victor Church in North Hollywood is hosting a traditional Tridentine Mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays during Advent.,,, Father James Fryar, FSSP, is celebrating the Masses at St. Victor’s. He is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which forms priests according to the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite.
The fraternity has established missions in dioceses throughout the United States, offering the Latin Mass in full Communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Father James Fryar, FSSP, celebrates the Tridentine Mass Nov. 30 at St. Victor’s Church in North Hollywood. Father Fryar, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, is trying to establish a permanent presence of his fraternity in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He will be celebrating the Tridentine Mass at St. Victor’s at 7 p.m. on Sundays during Advent. Info:
“We’d like as many people as want to come, but we know not everyone will,” said Joe Tropeano, who is the master of ceremonies at Queen of Peace Church in Ocala, Fla. Tropeano worked with Father Fryar and the fraternity to establish the Tridentine Mass at his parish.
To his surprise, young people have started coming. A larger part of the 150 regular attendants are young adults with children, Tropeano said.
“They’re stuck by the beauty, the polyphonic music, the ceremony,” he said. “They’re looking for something, some reverence.”
…. Father Fryar has assembled a choir of 20 to sing the Mass and is planning on establishing a permanent presence of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
Comments to the Angelus story:
Charles CoulombeThe four deacons were from the FSSP Seminary in Germany. Also, we are in need of acolytes to serve masses like these in the entire Los Angeles Archdiocese. If you would like to serve, please contact me at
Victor T.One correction: St. Victor’s is in West Hollywood, not North Hollywood for those planning to attend on Sunday evenings.