Great Grace From Saint Francis de Sales

Great Grace From Saint Francis de Sales

On the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, patronal feast of our Institute, we are very grateful and glad to announce that, after formally concluding the apostolic visitation of the worldwide houses of the Institute, the Holy See has given its final and permanent approval of the Institute’s constitutions in a decree signed by His Eminence, Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

In the 26th year of its foundation by the Prior General, Monsignor Gilles Wach, the Institute’s family of canons, oblates, seminarians, sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart, and lay members of the Society of the Sacred Heart rejoice in this new affirmation of the work and spiritual character of our community.

In the name of our Prior General and of all superiors we thank you, dear faithful, for your   continuous prayers as well as for your ongoing spiritual and material support which makes it possible for us to continue our service of the universal Church as disciples of our beloved patron, St. Francis de Sales, the “Doctor of Divine Charity. ” The apostolates of the Institute worldwide will chant the Church’s   solemn hymn of thanksgiving, the “Te Deum,” in gratitude to the Holy Trinity for this special grace.


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.

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

Happy 25th Anniversary!


The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrates their 25th anniversary today!





June 4th to June 7th

The founder and superior of the Institute of Christ the King

will be visiting the Apostolates of California.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mass & Candle Eucharistic Procession at Five Wounds  in San Jose for Corpus Christi, 7:00 pm

Friday, June 5, 2015

First Friday Mass at Saint Margaret Mary, 6:00 pm

Saturday June 6, 2015

Dinner for Parishioners at Scott’s Seafood in Walnut Creek Sign up- Limited space – $55.00 per person

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Solemn High Mass and Procession at SMM 12:30 pm

Monthly Novena to the Infant King from March 17th to March 25th.



Holy Week – the richest liturgical season of Holy Mother Church: a time for prayer, reconciliation, and reflection and meditation upon Our Lord’s Passion. For this year’s Holy Week, let us ask the Infant King to help us prepare for His ultimate sacrifice on the Cross and for the glorification of His Resurrection to come!

Join us at the Shrine of Christ the King and participate in the monthly novena to the Infant King from March 17th to March 25th. The Christ Child has promised us, “The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you.” Please visit

While you meditate on Our Lord’s holy passion and revel in the glory of His Resurrection on Easter Sunday, please prayerfully consider offering a candle or flower in honor of the Infant King, as a visible symbol of your love, devotion and thanksgiving. Your intentions will be placed at the foot of the altar of Christ our Infant King and will be remembered on the 25th of March during a Solemn High Mass, offered for your petitions.