After the Low Mass at the Oratory today, Canon Ueda did the Epiphany Blessing of Water. This beautiful ritual starts with the Litany of the Saints sung, followed by the exorcism of water; which is then mixed with the blessed salt. View more photos here.
2016 started with a Sung High Mass for the Octave of Christmas at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory (San Jose, CA). The Veni Creator, a hymn invoking the Holy Ghost was chanted before the Mass. View more photos of here.
Photo: Christmas Day High Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory (San Jose, CA). View photo album here.
From the Desk of the Oratory Chaplain, Canon Raphael Ueda:
The old year is coming to a close and the new year, A.D. 2016, will begin very soon. The term A.D. stands for Anno Domini, a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of the Lord” which is often translated “in the year of Our Lord”. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. With His coming, the Old Covenant came to an end, and the New Covenant, the new time of salvation, arrived. So we see the end of the old and the beginning of the new. Thus it is that the season of Christmas brings with it both a sense of closure as well as a sense of expectation. It is a time to look back with gratitude and to look forward with anticipation. By the grace of God we made it through 2015 together, and now we look ahead to 2016, which will begin very soon. May the breath of the Holy Ghost refresh and renew our hearts during this holy season and throughout the coming year.
Requiem Mass schedule in the Extraordinary Form for November 2, 2015 (Monday) for the Institute of Christ the King California Apostolates are as follows:
St. Margaret Mary
6:45 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm (High Mass with Absolution)
1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
3:00 p.m. Sung Requiem Mass
1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116
Front row (right to left)
-Mr. Matthew O’Hora, (Tucson)
-Abbé Francis Bennell, St. Mary Oratory, Rockford Il
-Abbé George Baird, St. Stanislaus Oratory, Milwaukee WI
-Abbé John Ciambrano, St. Mary’s Oratory, Wausau WI
-Abbé David Meza, Shrine of Christ the King, Chicago IL
-Abbé Kevin Koski, St. Mary’s Oratory, Wausau WI
Back row (right to left)
-Abbé Kevin Kerscher, St. Margaret Mary’s, Oakland CA
-Canons Andrew Todd, Michael Wiener, Antoine boucheron (Sp?) St. Francis De Sales Oratory, St. Louis MO
-Abbé Alex Barga, St. Francis De Sales Oratory, St. Louis MO.
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrates their 25th anniversary today!
AD MULTOS ANNOS
15th Annual Celebration in honor of
Virgin and Martyr
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 East Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95116-1251
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:00PM
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. William J. Stout, SJ
High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass)
Litany of St. Philomena
Candlelight Rosary procession
Veneration of Her 1st class relic.
Potluck finger foods to follow in Cristo Rey school cafeteria.
The St. Philomena devotees sincerely thank Rev. Fr. Antonio A. Silveira, Pastor, and parishioners of the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church.
June is the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. As we transition from the season of spring to summer, and embrace the warmth of God’s unconditional love, let us in return show our great love and devotion through the Sacred of Heart of the Infant King. http://infantkingoffering.org/
Join us at the Shrine of Christ the King and participate in the monthly novena to the Infant King from June 17th to June 25th. The Christ Child has promised us, “The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you.”
While you meditate on the Most Sacred Heart’s divine love for all of humanity, please prayerfully consider offering a candle or flower in honor of the Infant King, as a visible symbol of your love, devotion and thanksgiving. Your intentions will be placed at the foot of the altar of Christ our Infant King and will be remembered on the 25th of June during a Solemn High Mass, offered for your petitions.https://infantkingoffering.org/offering
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.