Canon Ueda’s Ordination Anniversary today!

Today, July 2nd, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is also the ordination anniversary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory Chaplain, Reverend Canon Raphael Ueda! Ordained on July 2, 2009 (alongside Canon Jason Apple and Canon Frederic Goupil), at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano in Florence, Italy, by the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, then Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (now Cardinal Burke of the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Ad multos annos! Please remember to include our dear Canons in your prayers on this special day.

Photo: Canon Ueda giving his first blessing to then Archbishop (now Cardinal) Burke

Prayer request…

Prayer request…. Anna  and Jay will be attending the Society of the Sacred Heart Retreat at Mundelein Seminary (Chapel of the Immaculate Conception) in Illinois this weekend. Anna will be receiving the Cross of St. Francis de Sales. Jay has been a member for over 5 years.

If you would like more information about the Society…email us.

The Society of the Sacred Heart is a lay association within the spiritual family of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Through membership in the Society of the Sacred Heart, lay faithful can participate in the spirituality of the Institute directed to expand the kingship of Our Blessed Lord in all realms of the Church and society under the patronage of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

TLMS of SF Coverage of the 2016 Walk For Life West Coast!

It was a full day for us last Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), as we started the day getting organized for the Walk For Life Info Faire at Civic Center Plaza. This is what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years before the Walk For Life Program, where we display and distribute materials, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, along with 50 other vendors (ranging from pro-life pregnancy clinics to Diocesan and religious communities). We also volunteered to take photos of our fellow vendors at the Info Faire. We started to pack our display when the program started, which included an impressive line up of speakers such as Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa, Mexican musical superstar and pro-life activist Emmanuel, and also David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (well known for his undercover videos on Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted babies). Inspite of the rainy weather at the onstart of the Walk (it eventually stopped), it didn’t prevent several thousands of pro-lifers from filling up the streets of downtown San Francisco! It was also edifying to see various Traditional Latin Mass communities (specially the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and this year, the participation of more than 500 people from the Society of St. Pius X, where the Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay was present); walking side by side for the sanctity of life! After the Walk, we proceeded to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi for a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form that was celebrated by Fr. Anthony M., OFM Conv., with assistance of Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry from St. Stephen’s. Music was provided by the St Ann Choir of Palo Alto and directed by Prof. William Mahrt. We will be uploading shortly the video of Fr. Anthony’s sermon.

In the meantime, below are some of the photos we took. Photos can be downloaded and shared, though we are only requesting photo credits to go to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco. More photos can be viewed at our smugmug photo gallery. Click here for the photo albums of the Info Faire, Walk For Life Program, and Solemn High Mass. But be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s walk, which will take place on January 21, 2017!

Info Faire Tent. There were two rows of tents setup across the Civic Center Plaza for various organizations.

The Gabriel Project, one of our booth neighbors, a parish-based ministry for pregnant mothers in need.

Our booth!! Filled with leaflets, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, plus a few sweets given out to everyone passing by!

Our chaplain, Reverend Canon Olivier Meney, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS, ICSKP)

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Photos: Octave of Christmas – New Year’s Day (January 1, 2016)

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.

Photos: Christmas Day High Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory (Dec. 25, 2015)

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.

2015 All Souls Day Mass Schedule for St. Margaret Mary (Oakland, CA) and Immaculate Heart Oratory (San Jose, CA)


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



Shrine of Christ the King exterior

I am sad to report that when I turned on the TV this morning to the news at 4:45am. There was a report that a fire broke out in Chicago’s Shrine of Christ the King. The headquarters of the Institute of Christ the King. 

Please pray for the firefighters and for the Institute.

This is the only thing I could find online as of now from the internet….

“An extra-alarm fire broke out in an 80-year-old church in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning.


There were no reports of injuries at the Shrine of Christ the King Church at 64th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. and was raised to a 3-11 alarm.

The church, formerly known as St. Gelasius, was built by the Calced Carmelite Order, which established a shrine to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, according to the church’s website.”