Photos: 2016 Love, Life & Family Benefit Dinner with Cardinal Burke

Last Friday, we had a road trip down south which took 10 hours (5 hours one-way) to be able to make it to the 2016 Love, Life & Family Benefit Dinner organized by our friends at the Shield of Roses, a Catholic Pro Life charity organization based at Glendale, CA. The honorable guest speaker was none other than His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It was a very well-attended event, with the presence of both laity and various clergy from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), Norbertine Fathers and other nearby diocesan priests. We will be posting shortly the video of the talk given by his Eminence. In the meantime, photos are now available for viewing on our smugmug gallery here.


His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke giving his talk

Cardinal Burke’s latest book “Divine Love Made Flesh” was made available for purchase

It was our 2nd encounter with his Eminence (the first time we met him was at the Institute ordinations at St. Louis, MO in 2014)

Meeting with Father James Fryar, FSSP, for the first time. Fr. Fryar heads the FSSP Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

25th Sacerdotal Anniversary celebration for Fr. Eric Forbes, OFM Cap

It was a great joy to welcome back Fr. Eric Forbes, OFM Cap., last Sunday (November 8, 2015) at St. Margaret Mary’s on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood that he is celebrating this year. The special event started with a Solemn High Mass with Father Forbes as the celebrant. Various seminarians from the nearby dioceses were on hand to assist at the mass in choro. After mass, a festive reception was hosted at the Father Kozina Hall. We had a chance to welcome back Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P., as well , who was also visiting that weekend. Click on the photo to view pictures on our smugmug gallery.

November 4 Theology Class at St. Margaret Mary (Oakland): The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom

The next Theology Class at St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA) will be on November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) after the 6pm Low Mass at the Father Kozina Hall. Current topic will be on the Kingdom of God, third chapter of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s book, “Jesus of Nazareth”. Come join us!

Special Event! The Family and the Traditional Mass (with Fr. John Berg, FSSP Superior General) – Nov. 15, 2015

We are excited to share with you this special event, organized by our friends from the Fresno Traditional Latin Mass Society. Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), will be offering a Traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, November 15, at 3:30pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church (5770 N. Maroa, Fresno, CA). Following the mass will be a reception dinner at the Social Hall where Fr. Berg will be speaking about “The Traditional Mass and the Family”.

Reservations to the dinner must be made by calling (559) 277-1731 prior to November 10.  Ticket prices are: Ages 12 and up ($9.50), Ages 5-11 ($5), Under 5 (free). Feel free to click on the photo to download a PDF flyer of the event and share with your friends!!

5th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally (October 10, 2015)


Everyone is invited to participate at the 5th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally that will take place this weekend, on October 10, 2015 that will start with a Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession to be led by Archbishop Cordileone.

Below is the schedule for the rally:

– 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed at 11:15 by a Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza (on Market Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, 1 mile from the Cathedral). Archbishop Cordileone will lead the procession with the Blessed Sacrament.

– 11:50 AM Procession arrives at UN Plaza
Rosary Crusade Schedule
Noon to 1:30 pm at UN Plaza

– 12:00 The Rosary Rally begins.
– Spanish Welcome – Fr. Arturo Albano, Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral
– Tagolog Welcome – Fr. Arturo Albano, Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral
– Deacon Robert E. Ellis, National Coordinator of the World Apostolate of Fatima will speak
– The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on the stage!
– Archbishop Cordileone will speak (English).
– The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the Rally!
– Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction!
-1:30 PM. The Rally will conclude

Download rally brochure here. For more information, please contact

Photos: 25th Anniversary of the Institute / Low Requiem Mass (Sept. 1, 2015)


On it’s 25th anniversary, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest apostolate parish of St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA), celebrated this special event with a Requiem Low Mass followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, last September 1, 2015. Canon Meney cited two reasons in choosing a requiem mass: First, as thanksgiving to the numerous clergy (specially deceased cardinals, bishops, priests) and faithful who have helped the Institute throughout the years, despite being marginalized by some of their confreres prior to the release of the Motu Propio “Summorum Pontificum” by the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Secondly, the gospel chosen for the mass of the dead fittingly summarizes what the Institute is about: all dedicated to the liturgy; and to the Holy Eucharist: “If you do not eat his flesh and drink his blood, you will not have life everlasting”. Click on the photo above for the photo gallery of this requiem low mass.

“Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” – Theology on Tap with Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P.


We were fortunate to attend a Theology on Tap gathering at Zio Fraedo’s (Vallejo, CA) last Thursday (Aug. 27, 2015), where the speaker was Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P., Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento, CA. The topic was titled “Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” where Fr. Akers gave a general overview of the Mass, in particular, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Fr. Akers is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, a community of priests with a particular charism of celebrating the Tridentine or Traditional Latin Mass. We were also blessed to have the presence of another priest, Fr. Brian Soliven, parochial vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in Vacaville, CA. We hope to share with you the video of the talk soon, but in the meantime, some pictures of the event can now be viewed by clicking on the above photo. Many thanks to the Solano Deanery Young Adults of the Diocese of Sacramento for organizing this Theology on Tap, a Catholic speaker series geared toward young adults.

15th Annual Celebration (EF High Mass) in honor of St. Philomena – August 8, 2015


15th Annual Celebration in honor of
St. Philomena
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.

2015 National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Visitation of Our Lady of Fatima in the Archdiocese of San Francisco


The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (organized by the World Apostolate of Fatima) is currently making the rounds in the Archdiocese of San Francisco this month of July, 2015. Please see below the schedule of churches that’s hosting the pilgrim statue.