19th Annual Mass of St. Philomena – August 10, 2019 (7PM) at IHM Oratory, Five Wounds Church (San Jose, CA)

Tomorrow, Saturday (August 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM), the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory in San Jose, CA will celebrate the 19th Annual Mass of St. Philomena at Five Wounds Church. There is a need for flower girls between the ages of three and twelve for the procession after mass. Rose petals and baskets will be provided. This is the second year that the statue of our Lady of Grace will join the candle light procession after the Mass. The statue was donated by the late Father William Stout.

For the procession, they will also need the help of eight men to carry the statues of St. Philomena and the Blessed Mother. If you are interested, please see one of the ushers on Saturday.

Please come and join us. Invite your friends and family!

IHM Oratory: Visit of Bishop Oscar Cantu this Saturday (March 2)

Join the lay faithful of the Oratory as they welcome San Jose’s Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantu, who will succeed Bishop McGrath when he retires at some unknown future date. Bishop Cantu will give the homily at a Solemn High Mass this Saturday (March 2, 1:00 PM) that will be celebrated by the U.S. Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Talarico, who will fly here from Chicago. Welcoming reception follows the Mass.

Canon Ueda’s Ordination Anniversary today!

Today, July 2nd, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is also the ordination anniversary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory Chaplain, Reverend Canon Raphael Ueda! Ordained on July 2, 2009 (alongside Canon Jason Apple and Canon Frederic Goupil), at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano in Florence, Italy, by the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, then Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (now Cardinal Burke of the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Ad multos annos! Please remember to include our dear Canons in your prayers on this special day.

Photo: Canon Ueda giving his first blessing to then Archbishop (now Cardinal) Burke

Prayer request…

Prayer request…. Anna  and Jay will be attending the Society of the Sacred Heart Retreat at Mundelein Seminary (Chapel of the Immaculate Conception) in Illinois this weekend. Anna will be receiving the Cross of St. Francis de Sales. Jay has been a member for over 5 years.

If you would like more information about the Society…email us.

The Society of the Sacred Heart is a lay association within the spiritual family of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Through membership in the Society of the Sacred Heart, lay faithful can participate in the spirituality of the Institute directed to expand the kingship of Our Blessed Lord in all realms of the Church and society under the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

Great Grace From Saint Francis de Sales

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Great Grace From Saint Francis de Sales

On the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, patronal feast of our Institute, we are very grateful and glad to announce that, after formally concluding the apostolic visitation of the worldwide houses of the Institute, the Holy See has given its final and permanent approval of the Institute’s constitutions in a decree signed by His Eminence, Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

In the 26th year of its foundation by the Prior General, Monsignor Gilles Wach, the Institute’s family of canons, oblates, seminarians, sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart, and lay members of the Society of the Sacred Heart rejoice in this new affirmation of the work and spiritual character of our community.

In the name of our Prior General and of all superiors we thank you, dear faithful, for your   continuous prayers as well as for your ongoing spiritual and material support which makes it possible for us to continue our service of the universal Church as disciples of our beloved patron, St. Francis de Sales, the “Doctor of Divine Charity. ” The apostolates of the Institute worldwide will chant the Church’s   solemn hymn of thanksgiving, the “Te Deum,” in gratitude to the Holy Trinity for this special grace.

 

Constitution of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest approved by CDF!

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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.

 

TLMS of SF Coverage of the 2016 Walk For Life West Coast!

It was a full day for us last Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), as we started the day getting organized for the Walk For Life Info Faire at Civic Center Plaza. This is what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years before the Walk For Life Program, where we display and distribute materials, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, along with 50 other vendors (ranging from pro-life pregnancy clinics to Diocesan and religious communities). We also volunteered to take photos of our fellow vendors at the Info Faire. We started to pack our display when the program started, which included an impressive line up of speakers such as Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa, Mexican musical superstar and pro-life activist Emmanuel, and also David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (well known for his undercover videos on Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted babies). Inspite of the rainy weather at the onstart of the Walk (it eventually stopped), it didn’t prevent several thousands of pro-lifers from filling up the streets of downtown San Francisco! It was also edifying to see various Traditional Latin Mass communities (specially the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and this year, the participation of more than 500 people from the Society of St. Pius X, where the Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay was present); walking side by side for the sanctity of life! After the Walk, we proceeded to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi for a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form that was celebrated by Fr. Anthony M., OFM Conv., with assistance of Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry from St. Stephen’s. Music was provided by the St Ann Choir of Palo Alto and directed by Prof. William Mahrt. We will be uploading shortly the video of Fr. Anthony’s sermon.

In the meantime, below are some of the photos we took. Photos can be downloaded and shared, though we are only requesting photo credits to go to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco. More photos can be viewed at our smugmug photo gallery. Click here for the photo albums of the Info Faire, Walk For Life Program, and Solemn High Mass. But be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s walk, which will take place on January 21, 2017!

Info Faire Tent. There were two rows of tents setup across the Civic Center Plaza for various organizations.

The Gabriel Project, one of our booth neighbors, a parish-based ministry for pregnant mothers in need.

Our booth!! Filled with leaflets, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, plus a few sweets given out to everyone passing by!

Our chaplain, Reverend Canon Olivier Meney, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS, ICSKP)

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