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2012
Nov
26
Posted in Apostolates
Latin Mass Confirmations

The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Chicago, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, October 14, at the Shrine of Christ the King. In the sermon His Excellency offered an inspirational exhortation at the beginning of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI. After confirming the young people, Bishop Perry celebrated solemn Pontifical Mass with Renaissance choral music. His Excellency then greeted the many faithful at the festive reception. With deep appreciation the Institute of Christ the King thanks His Excellency, Bishop Perry, for his continual support of its growing apostolate at the Shrine.

A splendid concert in honor of Bishop Perry was presented by musicians from the Amadeus Consort. The program of baroque music for violin, flute, harpsichord, and base included pieces by Stamitz, Stozel, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Telemann. This concert is part of the Shrine's ongoing series (classicalconcerts.org) which, together with many other events, is bringing about a renaissance of faith and culture in this historic landmark church building.

Mass photos courtesy of ssmithphotos.com.

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2012
Nov
17
Posted in Apostolates
Green Bay Confirmations

On November 3, His Excellency, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form to nearly thirty young adults of Saint Joseph's Oratory, of which Canon Andreas Hellmann is the Rector.

Bishop Ricken graciously welcomed the Institute to beautiful Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral in order to accommodate the several hundred faithful who attended the ceremony.

After the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation, Bishop Ricken assisted pontifically at the episcopal throne during a Solemn High Mass offered by Canon Matthew Talarico, the Substitute of the Provincial.

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The Institute of Christ the King is profoundly grateful to His Excellency, Bishop Ricken, for his paternal guidance and continual support of its apostolate at Saint Joseph's Oratory and for opening the doors of his historic cathedral to our apostolate. The Institute is also indebted to the rector of Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral, Reverend Father John Girotti, for his gracious assistance.

 

 

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2012
Sept
10
Posted in Apostolates
Monsignor Wach at Kansas City Mass

Before preaching the annual Canons' retreat in Saint Louis, Monsignor Wach visited the Kansas City Apostolate on May 19th and 20th.  The climax of our Prior General's visit was the Sunday morning Solemn High Mass followed by a reception in a nearby hall.

Monsignor was happy to celebrate in the beautiful Old Saint Patrick's Oratory, where he could see the young and lively community and appreciate the devotion of our choir and organist.

Everyone had the opportunity to greet him and to exchange some words during the reception, prepared by the local Confraternity of Christian Mothers. This visit was a great time for all of us!

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Prior General Visits Old St. Patrick's
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2012
Jul
23
Posted in Apostolates
Wisconsin Latin Mass

The faithful of St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, Wisconsin were pleased to receive our Prior General Monsignor Wach on his annual visit to their apostolate. This year, it was on May 31 that he came—ninth anniversary of the consecration of the Oratory. St. Mary's choir sang Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi Munera for the occasion. The evening solemn Mass was followed by a reception in the church hall, where the children's Angel Choir sang in Monsignor's honor and the faithful had a chance to speak with him and, perhaps, to meet him for the first time.

Monsignor Wach took this opportunity to announce some exciting news for next year: on May 31, 2013, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke will come to St. Mary's Oratory to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the church's consecration. It was Cardinal Burke who, then as Bishop of La Crosse, consecrated the church in 2003. How fitting it will be for him to ascend once more the high altar of St. Mary's Oratory, now as a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church! It is thanks to His Eminence that the restoration of St. Mary's was made possible. The faithful of the Oratory will be truly grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with him and express their gratitude to Almighty God for the many blessings they have received these past ten years.

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Prior General Visits St. Mary's in Wausau
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2012
Jul
11
Posted in Apostolates
Corpus Christi Oakland, California

Composed by St. Thomas Aquinas at the request of Pope Urban IV in 1264, the liturgical office for the Feast of Corpus Christi is widely regarded through the centuries as one of the most beautiful treasures of the Church. On his visit to the Institute's apostolate at St. Margaret Mary in Oakland, CA, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior General of the Institute, celebrated the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 11. In his homily (translated by Canon Avis), Monsignor Wach emphasized the work of St. Thomas Aquinas, a beloved saint and Doctor of the Church, who is also one of the principle patron saints of the Institute.

The timelessness of the sacred liturgy and the prayers of the Church made a strong impression on all who assisted at this Mass, and perhaps indelibly on the minds on three young girls who received Our Lord's Body for the very first time. Garbed in pristine white dresses, the First Communicants approached the communion rail. As the families and the congregation waited, they knelt, and received Our Lord's sacred Body on their tongues for the first time. It was a moment suspended in beauty—and a few tears of joy.

Following Holy Mass, hundreds of faithful processed behind the Blessed Sacrament, and with Pange lingua on their lips, reverently adored the Blessed Sacrament through the neighborhood streets of Oakland and at the outdoor altar in the garden. As in other apostolates which welcomed Monsignor Wach's pastoral visit, the faithful of St. Margaret Mary likewise prepared a sumptuous reception with a three-fold purpose: to honor the Prior General, and to celebrate Canon Avis' Fifth Ordination Anniversary and the First Communion of the children.

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2012
Jul
9
Posted in Apostolates
Corpus Christi Tucson, AZ

Since the 13th century, Holy Mother Church's calendar has set aside the Thursday after Trinity Sunday for the Feast of Corpus Christi, recalling Holy Thursday when Our Lord instituted the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. This year, on Thursday, June 7, the Holy Father reminded us that this feast "renews in Christians the joy and the gratitude for the Eucharistic presence of Jesus" when he celebrated this glorious feast in Rome. This first class feast was also celebrated on this date in all Institute apostolates, but St. Gianna Oratory in Tucson, Arizona, had the great honor of having Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute, as the celebrant on the feast itself.

The 6:30 PM High Mass celebrated by the Monsignor was followed by the traditional Eucharistic procession. A great number of faithful participated in the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with great joy and reverence. Benediction followed, echoing in the hearts and minds of the faithful the ancient prayers penned by St. Thomas Aquinas.

Monsignor Wach's visit to St. Gianna Oratory was part of his many pastoral visits across the United States. Crowning the already festive mood of the liturgical feast, a welcoming reception in Monsignor's honor was prepared and enjoyed by everyone on this occasion.

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Corpus Christi in Tucson, AZ
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2012
Jul
7
Posted in Apostolates
Corpus Christi

Since its institution by Pope Urban IV in 1264, the Feast of Corpus Christi has been one of the most resplendent of the feasts after Pentecost, partly because of the customary Eucharistic procession which has come to be associated with this feast. As our present Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI explains in his Corpus Christi homily this year: "The sacrament of Christ's Charity must permeate the whole of daily life." The Holy Father tells us that we must make perceptible "Jesus' constant presence in our midst and with us, a presence that is tangible, close, in our homes, as the 'beating Heart' of the city, of the country, and of the area."

As these representative photos from the Institute's apostolates show, there is indeed a common thread which run through this feast! Regardless of our geographic location, adoring hymns, fragrant incense, and fervent hearts accompanied the Blessed Sacrament as It led the faithful along city streets strewn with rose petals and bended knees.

From St. Anthony in New Jersey to St. Margaret Mary in Oakland, from Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago, not to mention Wausau and Green Bay and Tucson—the Blessed Sacrament is worshipped and adored on the Feast of Corpus Christi. At every locale, this feast inspires us and helps us make known to the world that Jesus Christ is truly present in Blessed Sacrament, and is adored in our hearts and in our daily life.

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Corpus Christi 2012 Apostolate Celebrations
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2012
Feb
4
Posted in Apostolates
Cardinal Burke

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a devotional ceremony which has been deeply cherished by the faithful for centuries. On the Institute's Web sites, one often comes across references to Benediction (or Salut, and Segen, in French and German, respectively), because this ceremony is often celebrated in our Motherhouse in Gricigliano and all apostolates many times throughout the year.

The dignified beauty and solemnity are further amplified when Benediction is celebrated by a prince of the Church. St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis was the setting for such a Benediction at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 31, when His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke visited the Oratory to celebrate Benediction—to praise and adore Our Blessed Lord—with the faithful.

Filled with more than 500 lay people and clergy, many of whom took time off their regular schedule in order to attend, the Oratory waited quietly for the solemn appearance of the Cardinal. With the majestic announcement of the organ, the Cardinal processed into the church, accompanied by Victoria's "Ecce Sacredos Magnus."

Raymond Cardinal Burke

Upon reaching the High Altar, Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament began solemnly with "Homo Quidam," composed by Cardinal Bartolucci  (who was made a Cardinal recently) and "Alma Redemptoris Mater" by Palestrina. The rest of the Benediction ceremony unfolded with equal ceremonial beauty. Throughout, the choirs of the Oratory sang ancient hymns, in words composed by St. Thomas Aquinas among others, and set to sublime melodies which lifted each heart up in prayer.

Cardinal Burke is appreciated by the faithful at the Oratory not only as a beloved Cardinal who was once the shepherd of the people in St. Louis, but also as a fatherly figure whose vision had been the crucial impetus for the canonical erection of St. Francis de Sales Oratory. His return visit to the Oratory was a joyous and inspirational occasion for many individuals and families.

Following the Benediction ceremony in the church, the Cardinal made time to visit with the faithful at a reception in the Oratory Hall, prepared by the faithful to welcome him and to deliver their good wishes and promises of prayers.

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest expresses our gratitude to Cardinal Burke for his continued friendship fatherly care for the Institute, and in particular, for the faithful at St. Francis de Sales on this memorable occasion. With all our faithful, we offer our fervent prayers for his fruitful ministry in the Church.

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2011
Nov
13
Posted in Apostolates

On the annual Feast of Christ the King, which occurs traditionally on the last Sunday of the month of October, the apostolates of the Institute offer solemn Masses and Eucharistic processions, as well as social celebrations in the family spirit of the Institute.

Christ the KingOld St. Patrick's, Kansas City

Christ our King was honored from coast to coast in the Liturgies held in the California apostolates of the Institute at Saint Margaret Mary in Oakland and at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory in the Diocese of San Jose to St. Anthony of Padua Oratory in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. From St. Gianna Oratory in Tucson, Arizona, to Old Saint Patrick Oratory in Kansas City, Missouri, to St. Mary's in Wausau, Wisconsin, the faithful prayed the consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Christ our King. At the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, Pontifical Mass was offered by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry.

Christ the KingSt. Anthony of Padua, West Orange

At the Saint Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, the Masses which honored Christ the King were followed by the second annual Seminary Society Breakfast, attended by over 350 faithful. The popular event at the Oratory brings the Institute's St. Phillip Neri International Seminary closer to the faithful and encourages both prayer and material support for the Seminary. Throughout the hearty breakfast, the assembly of families was treated to a slide presentation of activities at the Seminary.  Many faithful took this opportunity to sign up to pray for individual seminarians for this coming year. Overall, this event raised over $3,000 for the Seminary.

Excerpts from the Encyclical Quas Primas of Pope Pius XI, 1925

Christ the KingSt. Gianna, Tucson

22. History, in fact, tells us that in the course of ages these festivals have been instituted one after another according as the needs or the advantage of the people of Christ seemed to demand: as when they needed strength to face a common danger, when they were attacked by insidious heresies, when they needed to be urged to the pious consideration of some mystery of faith or of some divine blessing...

Feast of Christ the KingSt. Margaret Mary, Oakland

23. The festivals that have been introduced into the liturgy in more recent years have had a similar origin, and have been attended with similar results. When reverence and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament had grown cold, the feast of Corpus Christi was instituted, so that by means of solemn processions and prayer of eight days' duration, men might be brought once more to render public homage to Christ. So, too, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was instituted at a time when men were oppressed by the sad and gloomy severity of Jansenism, which had made their hearts grow cold, and shut them out from the love of God and the hope of salvation.

Feast of Christ the KingSt. Mary's, Wausau

26. The way has been happily and providentially prepared for the celebration of this feast ever since the end of the last century. It is well known that this cult has been the subject of learned disquisitions in many books published in every part of the world, written in many different languages. The kingship and empire of Christ have been recognized in the pious custom, practiced by many families, of dedicating themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; not only families have performed this act of dedication, but nations, too, and kingdoms. In fact, the whole of the human race was at the instance of Pope Leo XIII, in the Holy Year 1900, consecrated to the Divine Heart. It should be remarked also that much has been done for the recognition of Christ's authority over society by the frequent Eucharistic Congresses which are held in our age. These give an opportunity to the people of each diocese, district or nation, and to the whole world of coming together to venerate and adore Christ the King hidden under the Sacramental species. Thus by sermons preached at meetings and in churches, by public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed and by solemn processions, men unite in paying homage to Christ, whom God has given them for their King. It is by a divine inspiration that the people of Christ bring forth Jesus from his silent hiding-place in the church, and carry him in triumph through the streets of the city, so that he whom men refused to receive when he came unto his own, may now receive in full his kingly rights.

Feast of Christ the KingSt. Francis de Sales, St. Louis

33. The faithful, moreover, by meditating upon these truths, will gain much strength and courage, enabling them to form their lives after the true Christian ideal. If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by his precious blood, are by a new right subjected to his dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from his empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God. If all these truths are presented to the faithful for their consideration, they will prove a powerful incentive to perfection. It is Our fervent desire, Venerable Brethren, that those who are without the fold may seek after and accept the sweet yoke of Christ, and that we, who by the mercy of God are of the household of the faith, may bear that yoke, not as a burden but with joy, with love, with devotion; that having lived our lives in accordance with the laws of God's kingdom, we may receive full measure of good fruit, and counted by Christ good and faithful servants, we may be rendered partakers of eternal bliss and glory with him in his heavenly kingdom.

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2011
Nov
1
Posted in Apostolates
Bishop Joseph Perry

On the Solemnity of the Kingship of Christ, Sunday, October 30, Pontifical Mass was celebrated at the Shrine of Christ the King by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Before this solemn Liturgy Bishop Perry administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to some young adults of the Shrine community.

Pontifical High MassGroup picture with the confirmands


In the sermon His Excellency insightfully explained how the Kingship of Christ gives true perspective to life in our world of today. The Renaissance choral music for Liturgy was provided by members of Chicago Chorale, who sang beautifully a Mass setting by Tomas Luis de Victoria, as well as several other works of sacred polyphony. After the Pontifical Mass, His Excellency, Bishop Perry greeted the many faithful at a festive reception held in his honor.

Shrine of Christ the KingClassical Concert Series at the Shrine

To complete the day's festivities in honor of the Infant King, a concert of baroque music was presented by members of the Amadeus Consort. The musicians performed works of Telemann, Loeillet, Handel, and other composers from the period for violin, oboe, harpsichord and base. This fall finale concert is part of a series of classical concerts offered to the public free of charge as part of the cultural outreach of the Shrine to the local community and rapidly-developing neighborhood.

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