Shrine of Christ the King exterior

I am sad to report that when I turned on the TV this morning to the news at 4:45am. There was a report that a fire broke out in Chicago’s Shrine of Christ the King. The headquarters of the Institute of Christ the King. 

Please pray for the firefighters and for the Institute.

This is the only thing I could find online as of now from the internet….

“An extra-alarm fire broke out in an 80-year-old church in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning.


There were no reports of injuries at the Shrine of Christ the King Church at 64th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. and was raised to a 3-11 alarm.

The church, formerly known as St. Gelasius, was built by the Calced Carmelite Order, which established a shrine to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, according to the church’s website.”

Photos: 25th Anniversary Dinner of the Institute in Oakland (Sept. 12, 2015)


Last September 12, 2015, the 25th anniversary fundraising dinner of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest was held at the Father Kozina Hall of St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA). It also marked the conclusion of the apostolate’s 10th anniversary celebration of it’s arrival in the Diocese of Oakland under the invitation of then Bishop (now Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit) Allen H. Vigneron. There was a festive entertainment, an abundance of good food plus great company of kids and adults, young and old! Two kinds of fundraising auctions took place — a silent one (with some items brought by Canon Meney in the Institute’s Motherhouse in Gricigliano, Italy while the rest were donations) and the not-so-silent one where Canon Meney and Abbe Kevin took turns in running (literally!) around and collecting $5 from anyone who wanted to bid for a crucifix carved by Abbe Kevin. Afterwards, the September birthday celebrants (Canon Meney, Canon Ueda and Abbe Kevin) blew out their birthday candles together as the people sang happy birthday. Here are some of the photos from the photo gallery.

Happy 25th Anniversary!


The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrates their 25th anniversary today!



Photos: 2015 Corpus Christi EF Mass and Procession: Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA)

A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated by Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico at the Oratory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA) on June 4, 2015, followed by an outdoor candlelight Eucharistic Procession around the church for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on the photo to view the photo gallery.

Photos: Support Archbishop Cordileone High Mass, Family Picnic Day

As announced earlier, Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) was celebrated at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi by the Rev. Canon Olivier Meney of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) to start the Archbishop Cordileone Support Day last May 16, 2015. Click on the photo for the complete photo gallery of the High Mass.

After mass, priests, religious, lay faithful and their families assembled at the Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco for a picnic-style gathering to give their public moral support for Archbishop Cordileone. Groups from different parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as dioceses near and far, were seen all over as some of them carried banners and posters identifying their parish. Click on the photo above for the photo gallery of the picnic.



June 4th to June 7th

The founder and superior of the Institute of Christ the King

will be visiting the Apostolates of California.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mass & Candle Eucharistic Procession at Five Wounds  in San Jose for Corpus Christi, 7:00 pm

Friday, June 5, 2015

First Friday Mass at Saint Margaret Mary, 6:00 pm

Saturday June 6, 2015

Dinner for Parishioners at Scott’s Seafood in Walnut Creek Sign up- Limited space – $55.00 per person

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Solemn High Mass and Procession at SMM 12:30 pm

Pontifical Assisted Mass for the 10th Anniversary of Institute of Christ the King Oakland Apostolate


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April 26, 2015 at St Margaret Mary Parish

Pontifical Assisted Mass for the

10th Anniversary of the Institute of Christ the King Oakland Apostolate

in the San Francisco Bay Area

Bishop Michael Barber, Oakland Diocese, Canon Matthew Talarico, Canon William Avis, Canon Rafael Ueda, Canon Olivier Meney, Abbe Kevin Kerscher