Deo gratias! We have just been informed of the joyful news that today, January 29, 2016, Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the Constitution of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest receives final approval from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Gerhard Müller – Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). A fitting way to mark the 25th anniversary of it’s founding. The Institute apostolate in Oakland (St. Margaret Mary) will have a veneration of the relic of St. Francis de Sales today (Friday, Jan. 29) after the 6PM Low Mass. A plenary indulgence may be obtained by assisting mass of one of the Institute apostolates under the usual conditions: Praying the Creed, Confession, Receiving Holy Communion and Praying for the Intentions of the Holy Father (One Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be). The External Solemnity of St. Francis de Sales will be celebrated on Sunday, January 31 at both St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland and at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory in San Jose, CA.