Upon invitation by Bishop David Zubik, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will be establishing a new apostolate at the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Effective October 15, 2018, two priests of the Institute will assume responsibility as Administrator and Parochial Vicar for St. John XXIII Parish, as announced during Sunday masses last April 29 (view two-page letter from the bishop below).
The Traditional Latin Mass is offered daily at Saint John XXIII Parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more information about the parish, visit http://stjohnxxiiiparish.org
Deo gratias! We have just been informed of the joyful news that today, January 29, 2016, Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the Constitution of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest receives final approval from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei signed by His Eminence, Cardinal Gerhard Müller – Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). A fitting way to mark the 25th anniversary of it’s founding. The Institute apostolate in Oakland (St. Margaret Mary) will have a veneration of the relic of St. Francis de Sales today (Friday, Jan. 29) after the 6PM Low Mass. A plenary indulgence may be obtained by assisting mass of one of the Institute apostolates under the usual conditions: Praying the Creed, Confession, Receiving Holy Communion and Praying for the Intentions of the Holy Father (One Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be). The External Solemnity of St. Francis de Sales will be celebrated on Sunday, January 31 at both St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland and at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory in San Jose, CA.
Quick update on the Shrine that was heavily damaged by fire this morning: “The Blessed Sacrament has been removed. Our Lord is safe and sound in the House Chapel. Please share the good news.” -Canon Michael Stein, Vice-Rector.
The Infant Child statue was also saved, and didn’t seem to suffer any damage at all!
UPDATED NEWS LINK:
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.”