Pontifical Assisted Mass for the 10th Anniversary of Institute of Christ the King Oakland Apostolate


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April 26, 2015 at St Margaret Mary Parish

Pontifical Assisted Mass for the

10th Anniversary of the Institute of Christ the King Oakland Apostolate

in the San Francisco Bay Area

Bishop Michael Barber, Oakland Diocese, Canon Matthew Talarico, Canon William Avis, Canon Rafael Ueda, Canon Olivier Meney, Abbe Kevin Kerscher

Chaplain’s Corner | Third Sunday after Easter, April 26, 2015


Today’s Gospel begins to turn our minds and hearts to the culminating events of the Easter season, especially the Lord’s Ascension into the glory of Heaven. His risen body is due a glorious worship far beyond what we could provide for Him on Earth. He will soon receive that external glory – fitting for the internal glory of the Risen Lord – on Ascension Thursday.

Our Lord promises that, after we no longer see Him on Earth, we will then Continue reading

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The Contemplatives of Saint Joseph headed by Fr. Vito Perrone celebrates the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form

12 Noon (Monday – Friday) & Sunday at 5:00pm

307 Willow Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080


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Your Holiness:

I recall with pleasure and gratitude my visit to the Vatican in November and your moving address to our Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage. There, gathered with leaders of the world’s great religious traditions, East and West, you reaffirmed the Church’s doctrine of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife and spoke movingly of the right of every child “to grow up in a family with a father and mother.”

Here in the United States we are blessed with many bishops who join you in bearing witness to these profound and indispensable truths. Even in the face of social and economic pressure on them to yield or go silent, they boldly and joyously proclaim the Church’s teachings on marriage and chastity. None has been Continue reading

Chaplain’s Corner | Second Sunday after Easter (April 19, 2015)


In today’s Gospel, we meditate on the beautiful Easter figure of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Who lays down His life for His sheep and Who has power to take up His life again. We marvel at the humility of the Shepherd Who became a Lamb, bleeding for the salvation of the sheep who had gone astray. We can never meditate enough on this solemn doctrine: that our Shepherd has loved us before we were good sheep, that while we were yet sinners He died for us.
The image of the Shepherd with His sheep comes to life if one studies the life of shepherds, so common in Jesus’s culture. I had occasion once to read a meditation on Psalm 22 from a Basque shepherd in Nevada. Among the fascinating details revealed in the shepherd’s simple work, I was most struck by the fact that each sheep personally checks in with the shepherd two times each day.

The first check-in happens in the first part of the day, after the flock has been taken out to pasture. This morning check-in is a moment of affirmation and Continue reading