Traditional Catholics in San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast on January 26  will have two opportunitites to attend a Sung Extraordinary Form High Mass, either before the walk, at Cristo Rey Carmelite Monastery at 10 a.m. or after the walk, at the historic Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in North Beach, at 5:15 p.m.  The choir from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory in San José will sing at both of these Masses. At the Mass after the walk, noted Stanford Professor William P. Mahrt will direct the St. Ann Choir and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Choir in William Byrd's Mass for Three Voices.

The Vatican has also granted a plenary indulgence that applies to those who participate in one of these and other Masses offered for the protection of life the day of the walk, and to those who are sick and infirm who join the Masses spiritually.

10:00 A.M.:

Sung High Mass at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey, 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, 94118. The Carmelite nuns will sing the Ordinary chants and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory Choir will sing the propers for the Feast of St. Polycarp.

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5:15 P.M.:

Sung High Mass at the Shrine of St. Francis Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, 94133. Under the direction of Professor William P. Mahrt, the St. Ann Choir and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Choir will sing William Byrd's Mass for Three Voices. (This Mass is always very well-attended.

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Getting There by Public Transportation or Car

Cristo Rey Monastery:

Street parking should be available along the streets for those arriving early (~8:50 a.m.).

Bus from the Monastery to the start of the walk:

Muni Bus line 5 (across from Fulton St corner) to Civic Center Plaza. 2019 Fare: $2.75 adult, $1.35 youth (5-18) and seniors (65+). See schedule.

Shrine of St. Francis:

(garages 2 minute walk // low clearance  - no rooftop luggage carriers)

Laz Parking - North Beach Garage - 735 Vallejo St., Near intersection of Vallejo St and Emery Ln. Parking fee: $4.00/hr. // 2018 rate

Laz Parking - Parking Garage - 766 Vallejo St (next to Central Police Station). Parking fee: $5.00/hr. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $4.00 otherwise // 2019 rate

Walking distance to start of walk from the shrine (if you park near Shrine at start of day with plans to return home from there ):

Distance between North Beach Garage and Civic Center Plaza (start of Walk - 1.9 miles, 40 minute walk

Walking distance to Shrine from the end of walk:

Distance between Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) to Shrine of St. Francis - 1 mile, 20 minute walk