Mass of the Americas: EF Solemn Pontifical High Mass with Archbishop Cordileone

We have been informed that a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone on November 16, 2019 (10 AM EST), at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The organizer of this special event, the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music & Divine Worship, has requested those attending to RSVP for planning purposes. Parking is plentiful. The nearest Metro is about a 5-minute walk from Brookland CUA on the Red Line Metro. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the website

Happy birthday, Canon Estrada!


We would like to greet Rev. Canon Joel Estrada, a blessed and happy birthday!! Canon Estrada was one of the 4 deacons ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, on August 5, 2014, at the St. Francis de Sales Oratory, St. Louis, MO. Today, August 17, he celebrates his birthday for the first time as priest! Canon Estrada is scheduled to celebrate his first principal mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory / Five Wounds Church (San Jose, CA) on Sept. 13 (Saturday) and on St. Margaret Mary (Oakland, CA) on Sept. 14 (Sunday). Please contact Diana Henriksson ( to help out for the special reception at Oakland or Jerry and Emy Nilsen ( at San Jose. A spiritual bouquet for Canon Estrada is currently available online  (see link here).