Processions in the Liturgy truly embody the public worship of God. The Church through Her processions invite Her children to leave the four walls of the sacred edifice in order to go out into the streets to show to all the mysteries of our Faith.

The advice of Saint Francis de Sales concerning a yearly retreat is well known: “There is no clock, however good, but must be continually wound up; and moreover, during the course of each year it will need taking to pieces, to cleanse away the rust which clogs it, to straighten bent works, and renew such as are worn.

It was a warm welcome back to St. Mary's Oratory for His Excellency, William P. Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse.

Pilgrims from across the Midwest attended the annual Marian pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill on June 23, 2018.

The Society of the Sacred Heart held its annual retreat at University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center in Mundelein, Illinois, on June 8-10, 2018.




Gregorian Chant Workshop

Co-sponsored by the Oakland and San Jose Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King

With Canon Wulfran Lebocq
Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Canon Lebocq is the former Institute of Christ the King Music Director and now Rector of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Limerick, Ireland. This Gregorian chant workshop at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory is open to everyone who is interested in learning more about Gregorian chant. The workshop will be from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Cristo Rey High School cafeteria next to the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, which hosts the Oratory.

Benediction, optional consultation with Canon Lebocq, and Saturday evening Mass will follow.

Training will be provided for all levels of singers in Rhythm and Solfeggio according to the Solesmes Method.

Music will be practiced for the Sunday, November 11, 12:30 PM Mass and for Benediction to be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday.

Open to all!

Free Admission
Lunch Provided

At Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116
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