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10 A.M. High Mass at the Carmel of Cristo Rey, 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco.
Members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory choir will sing the Propers; the Carmelite nuns will sing the Ordinary. Celebrant: Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP.
NOTE: You can take Muni bus 5 to the Justin Herman Plaza from the monastery (the stop is across from Fulton St corner). Fare $2.25 adult, $0.75 youth. The Institute of Christ the King group usually meets at the right side of the plaza under the third flag pole counting from the building.
1:30 P.M. Walk for Life starts at Justin Herman Plaza.
5:00 P.M. Solemn High Mass at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
Michael Hey, Immaculate Heart of Mary choir director, will direct members of St. Ann Choir, Palo Alto, along with members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory choir members at the request of Dr. William Mahrt. Celebrant: Canon Olivier Meney, ICKSP. Deacon; Subdeacons: FSSP priests.
Near the Cristo Rey Monastery, street parking ought to be available for those who come to the 10 A.M. Mass.
Near Shrine of St. Francis (2 minute walk to garage):
• Laz Parking – North Beach Parking Garage – 735 Vallejo St., Near the intersection of Vallejo St and Emery Ln. Parking fee: $3/hr.
• Laz Parking – Parking Garage – 783 Vallejo St (next to Police Station). Parking fee: $3/hr.
Distance between North Beach Parking Garage and Civic Center Plaza (start of Walk) – 1.9 miles, 40 minute walk.
Distance between Justin Herman Plaza (end of Walk) to Shrine of St. Francis – 1 mile, 20 minute walk.
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Cardinal Burke will be helping Fra. Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the “Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta”, colloquially known as the “Knights of Malta.”
“He is actually a professed religious, but not a priest. My work principally is to assist him, to be a spiritual guide to him, and to carry forward the great work of the order.”
The order sets itself two principal missions.
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We are pleased to share with our blog readers this series of Mission Reports (the latest one is Mission Report #7) that highlight the restoration efforts of the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus in Mouila, Gabon, Africa, written by Rev. Canon Henry Fragelli. Canon Fragelli briefly served the Institute Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland a few months from late 2011-2012.
As the Bishop of the Diocese of Mouila, the late Monsignor Obamba gave the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus to the Institute of Christ the King in 1988, to be the founding place of the Institute. Within two or three years Cardinal Piovannelli (Bishop of the Diocese of Florence, Italy) invited the Institute to establish its headquarters and seminary in Gricigliano in a beautiful Italian villa on the shores of the Arno river. From there, the Institute, being closer to Rome, expanded rapidly taking the international dimensions it has today. Despite no longer being the headquarters of the Institute, the Mission remains the founding place, the “crib” of the Institute. It has also always been one of the most flourishing missions in the African continent—bringing faith and education to countless children and families of the region. For reasons of sickness, financial, and other difficulties, however, the lack of a priest to “hold down the fort” caused the Mission to close at one point but was re-opened on the occasion of it’s 25th anniversary in 2012. It was during this time that Canon Fragelli was assigned for this task of restoring the Mission and has been making significant efforts since then as highlighted on his “Mission Reports” that he sends out periodically. We are very happy to have been given the permission to share with you these Mission reports (PDF files) of which can be accessed here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. We will continue to post future reports as they come along!