Look for Us at the Our Booth at the Walk for Life Info Faire January 24

This year we are teaming up with the Oakland and the San Jose Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King. We will have a booth at the Walk for Life Info Faire on January 24, 2015.

The faire is located at the starting point of the Walk for Life at Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Please look for us! Booths open at 11 A.M.

Lots of information about the Extraordinary Form will be available. We will have raffles and also pass out scapulars and more!

NOTE: If you would like to help out at our booth come early, at 9 A.M.

EF Masses Before and After the Walk and How to Connect with Institute of Christ the King Groups

10 A.M. High Mass at the Carmel of Cristo Rey, 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco.

Members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory choir will sing the Propers; the Carmelite nuns will sing the Ordinary. Celebrant: Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP.

NOTE: You can take Muni bus 5 to the Justin Herman Plaza from the monastery (the stop is across from Fulton St corner). Fare $2.25 adult, $0.75 youth. The Institute of Christ the King group usually meets at the right side of the plaza under the third flag pole counting from the building.

1:30 P.M. Walk for Life starts at Justin Herman Plaza.

5:00 P.M. Solemn High Mass at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco

Michael Hey, Immaculate Heart of Mary choir director, will direct members of St. Ann Choir, Palo Alto, along with members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory choir members at the request of Dr. William Mahrt. Celebrant: Canon Olivier Meney, ICKSP. Deacon; Subdeacons: FSSP priests.


Near the Cristo Rey Monastery, street parking ought to be available for those who come to the 10 A.M. Mass.

Near Shrine of St. Francis (2 minute walk to garage):
• Laz Parking – North Beach Parking Garage – 735 Vallejo St., Near the intersection of Vallejo St and Emery Ln.  Parking fee: $3/hr.
• Laz Parking – Parking Garage – 783 Vallejo St (next to Police Station).  Parking fee: $3/hr.
Distance between North Beach Parking Garage and Civic Center Plaza (start of Walk) – 1.9 miles, 40 minute walk.
Distance between Justin Herman Plaza (end of Walk) to Shrine of St. Francis – 1 mile, 20 minute walk.


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Cardinal Burke opens up about his new office with Knights of Malta


Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta, says Mass in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage, Oct. 25, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Cardinal Burke opens up about his new office with Knights of Malta

 Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News)
.- On Nov. 8 the Vatican announced the transfer of Cardinal Raymond Burke from prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, which ensures correct administration of justice in the Church, to Patron of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta.In an interview on Nov. 21, Cardinal Burke explained his new role to CNA.

“The technical title is Patron,” he stated. “It is an office of representation of the Holy Father to the grand master of the sovereign military order.”

Cardinal Burke will be helping Fra. Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the “Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta”, colloquially known as the “Knights of Malta.”

“He is actually a professed religious, but not a priest. My work principally is to assist him, to be a spiritual guide to him, and to carry forward the great work of the order.”

The order sets itself two principal missions.

“The defense of the faith: the ’defensio fidei’, and then care for Continue reading

Latin Mass attracting souls in the African continent


We are pleased to share with our blog readers this series of Mission Reports (the latest one is Mission Report #7) that highlight the restoration efforts of the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus in Mouila, Gabon, Africa, written by Rev. Canon Henry Fragelli. Canon Fragelli briefly served the Institute Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland a few months from late 2011-2012.

As the Bishop of the Diocese of Mouila, the late Monsignor Obamba gave the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus to the Institute of Christ the King in 1988, to be the founding place of the Institute. Within two or three years Cardinal Piovannelli (Bishop of the Diocese of Florence, Italy) invited the Institute to establish its headquarters and seminary in Gricigliano in a beautiful Italian villa on the shores of the Arno river. From there, the Institute, being closer to Rome, expanded rapidly taking the international dimensions it has today. Despite no longer being the headquarters of the Institute, the Mission remains the founding place, the “crib” of the Institute. It has also always been one of the most flourishing missions in the African continent—bringing faith and education to countless children and families of the region. For reasons of sickness, financial, and other difficulties, however, the lack of a priest to “hold down the fort” caused the Mission to close at one point but was re-opened on the occasion of it’s 25th anniversary in 2012. It was during this time that Canon Fragelli was assigned for this task of restoring the Mission and has been making significant efforts since then as highlighted on his “Mission Reports” that he sends out periodically. We are very happy to have been given the permission to share with you these Mission reports (PDF files) of which can be accessed here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. We will continue to post future reports as they come along!

Open House Chicago: The Shrine of Christ the King

An architectural gem, the Shrine of Christ the King welcomes visitors from near and far during the Open House Chicago event. This FREE two-day event offers a look inside Chicago’s best- and little-known spaces, October 18-19. Chicago Architecture Foundation’s fourth annual event opens 18 neighborhoods and over 150 sites. The Shrine of Christ the King has been selected for the list. Come visit!