2016 Walk for Life – TLM/EF Mass schedules, Info Faire

There are at least 3 Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at the vicinity of this weekend’s Walk for Life in San Francisco:

1) Sung Traditional Latin Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life, 10:00 am, Saturday, January 23rd at Carmel of Cristo Rey, the Feast of St. Raymond of Penafort. The church is located at 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.

2) Holy Mass will also be celebrated, 10:00 am, at the historic St. Brigid Church on Van Ness Avenue by His Excellency, Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X at the Old St. Brigid’s Church at the corner of Van Ness and Broadway. There is limited parking available behind the church accessible on Broadway around 1682. Otherwise street parking is advised. The church is 1.3 miles from Civic Center Plaza where the Walk for Life begins and so those who wish will have an hour or so before the walk to get lunch and walk down. Or there is a bus line that stops right in front of the church that can be taken for $2 straight down Van Ness to City Hall – the march starts in front of City Hall at the Civic Center Plaza. Another option for parking would be to park near the civic center and take the bus back down Van Ness to the church.

3) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, 5:00PM
After the Walk, a Solemn High Mass for life in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Friar Anthony Lajato, OFM Conv. The St Ann Choir of Palo Alto, directed by Prof. William Mahrt, will sing. The Mass will start at 5:00 p.m., a short walk from the end of the Walk for Life.

The California Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Oakland and San Jose) have teamed up again this year with the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco and will have a booth at the Info Faire from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. We will be at Tent One (facing toward Polk Street / City Hall), Table #22 (between Our Lady of Peace Church and Catholic Answers booth). Please feel free to stop by and say hello! After the Info Faire ends, we will be gathering under the third flag pole (counting from the building on the right as you look at the Civic Center), and will walk together after the rally, which is ending at 1:30pm.


Due to the presence this year of the ‘Super Bowl City,’ which is under construction on the day of the Walk, we won’t be able to end at Justin Herman Plaza (though you’re most welcome to walk there from our ending location). Instead, the Walk will turn right on Fremont Street, four blocks before Justin Herman Plaza, and end at the intersection of Howard Street (see map above).

After the Walk ends, we invite you to proceed 4 blocks east to Rincon Park on San Francisco’s waterfront. There you will be met by Mariachi Real de San Pablo, the Walk’s traditional mariachi band. Here you will be able to relax, meet up with friends, take group pictures and enjoy beautiful views of the Bay. There is a walking path along the waterfront from Rincon Park to the Ferry Building, where you can enjoy a number of food shops and other attractions, or even walk another mile to Pier 39 (Fisherman’s Wharf) and its attractions. For a quieter, more reflective time, proceed south on the Embarcadero along the walking path for beautiful views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and Oakland.

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

Oblates 4th Annual Retreat

Front row (right to left)
-Mr. Matthew O’Hora, (Tucson)
-Abbé Francis Bennell, St. Mary Oratory, Rockford Il
-Abbé George Baird, St. Stanislaus Oratory, Milwaukee WI
-Abbé John Ciambrano, St. Mary’s Oratory, Wausau WI
-Abbé David Meza, Shrine of Christ the King, Chicago IL
-Abbé Kevin Koski, St. Mary’s Oratory, Wausau WI
Back row (right to left)
-Abbé Kevin Kerscher, St. Margaret Mary’s, Oakland CA
-Canons Andrew Todd, Michael Wiener, Antoine boucheron (Sp?) St. Francis De Sales Oratory, St. Louis MO
-Abbé Alex Barga, St. Francis De Sales Oratory, St. Louis MO.

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Look what I found!!

Look what I found when I was cleaning, sorting and shredding papers!!! Should I keep it or shred it!!!!???

The young Canon Mathew Talarico!!!! Canon Matthew Talarico is now the Provincial Superior, USA for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.


Talarico 1

Talarico 2


Talarico 3

Happy 25th Anniversary!


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




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.

June is the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus




June is the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. As we transition from the season of spring to summer, and embrace the warmth of God’s unconditional love, let us in return show our great love and devotion through the Sacred of Heart of the Infant King. http://infantkingoffering.org/

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

While you meditate on the Most Sacred Heart’s divine love for all of humanity, 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 June during a Solemn High Mass, offered for your petitions.https://infantkingoffering.org/offering