YOU ARE AT SAINT MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

HUB OF THE LATIN MASS LITURGY IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

 

The Traditional Latin Mass (now called by the Holy Father: Mass in the Extraordinary Form) is brought to you

through the ministry of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

What is the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest?

             The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right whose goal is the honor of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls. Its specific aim is missionary: to spread the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ in all spheres of human life. Our work is carried out under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception, to Whom the Institute is consecrated.

 

            

           Recognizing the importance of a deep harmony between faith, liturgy, life, and the  power of beauty in attracting the human senses to the things above, an integral part of the Institute’s charism is the use of the traditional Latin Liturgy of 1962 for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments. Great care for a solemn liturgy, complete fidelity to the

doctrine of the Church and the Holy Father, and awareness of the central role of Grace, especially Charity – these are essential elements of the Institute’s spirituality, which is drawn from its three co-patrons, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis de Sales.

Our motto is “Live the truth in charity." The Institute operates in more than fifty places in twelve countries, where our priests focus on the care of souls in many different ways. To assist our priests in their apostolic work, the Institute also has clerical oblates. In 2004, a community of religious sisters was canonically established to aid the priests in their mission through prayer and apostolic work.


The Institute was founded in 1990 by Monsignor Gilles Wach. Today, the motherhouse
and international seminary of the Institute is located in Gricigliano, in the Archdiocese of
Florence, Italy.  The Institute serves the faithful of the Bay since 2005 at St. Margaret Mary.

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Very Rev. Monsignor Michael R. Schmitz - Vicar General    

Rev. Canon Olivier Meney

Episcopal Delegate for the Extraordinary Form

of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Oakland

Theology Classes with Canon Meney

 

Classes have resumed. They are offered every weeks on Tuesdays after the 6:00 pm Mass.

We are closing on the study of the Master Work of St. Francis de Sales, the Introduction of the Devote Life.

 

We will soon go on Apologetics.

 

Classes ends around 9:15 with Compline.

Catechism class with the Institute of Christ the King

 

         CCD is offered now at St. Margaret Mary on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:15 pm for group 2 (post First Communion catechism) and 3 (Confirmation Preparation) and at 3:45 pm for group 1 (First Communion Preparation). Contact Lisa Roberts: lroberts65@gmail.com

        An alternative is given to have the catechism in Concord on the first and third Thursdays at 4:00 pm. contact Nicole Tittmann: natittman96@yahoo.com

Monthly Requiem Mass

During the Lenten Season votive Masses of Requiem

are not permitted.

 

We are still invited though to offer our sacrifices and penances for the repose of the poor souls of Purgatory.

May God and the poor souls reward you for your generosity and mercy.