Photos – Day 4 of the Institute ordination coverage (August 6, 2014): Families and friends of the Institute after the ordinations


Click on the photo above for more pictures of families and friends of the Institute after the ordination program concluded with the Solemn Benediction and Te Deum. There were about twenty people from the California apostolates of St. Margaret Mary in Oakland and Immaculate Heart of Mary / Five Wounds Church in San Jose who attended the ordinations that included Canon Joel Estrada, who originally came from St. Margaret Mary.


Photos – Day 4 of the Institute ordination coverage (August 6, 2014): Solemn Benediction with Te Deum


Click on the photo for more pictures of the Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with Te Deum celebrated by Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, on August 6, 2014, at the St. Francis de Sales Oratory, St. Louis, MO.

Chaplain’s Corner | Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15, 2014)


On August 15, the Church celebrates with great joy the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into Heaven. It is such a solemn feast that it is a holy day of obligation (i.e. we are bound to attend Holy Mass, like on a Sunday)! With this, the Church seems to exclaim: “Our Mother has gone to Heaven; we must thank God in solemn worship!”

What joy we have in the Assumption of Our Mother! This feast day is like a little Easter, for we celebrate the solemn truth of our faith that Blessed Mary is risen from the dead along with her Son, that she possesses in Heaven already the glory of both soul and body.

Our joy in Our Mother’s glory comes from our realization that she, who walked perfectly by faith her whole earthly life, finally has received the Beatific Vision of God in Heaven and that this Vision has overflowed into her body, glorifying it like her Son’s. She, who suffered so much sorrow – especially at the foot of the Cross – now has no more sorrow and no more waiting. She is all-holy and all-happy now in Heaven, glorified entirely in soul and body.

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14th Annual Celebration (EF High Mass) in honor of St. Philomena – August 16, 2014


14th 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 16, 2014 at 7:00PM
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. William J. Stout, SJ
Confession at 6:45PM by Rev. Fr. Donald W. Morgan

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.

The St. Philomena devotees sincerely thank Rev. Fr. Antonio A. Silveira, Pastor, and parishioners of the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church.