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2007
June
15
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On June 15, 2007, His Grace Archbishop Raymond Burke ordained two deacons of the Institute to the priesthood. The ordination took place at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis. This marks the first time that priestly ordinations of the Institute have been conducted in the United States of America. More than 1,200 attended the impressively beautiful ceremony which imperceptibly lasted 4 hours.

On the following day, Saturday, June 16, Father Matthew Talarico celebrated his first Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis.  On Sunday, June 17, was the first Mass of Father William Avis, also at the Oratory.

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2007
June
14
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On the evening of the priestly Ordinations, which took place in St. Louis, June 14, 2007, an investiture ceremony followed by a Solemn High Mass was held at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, when members of the Institute of Christ the King serving in the United States solemnly received their choir habit. The habit was originally bestowed upon the Institute of Christ the King on August 31, 2006, by His Eminence, Ennio Cardinal Antonelli, Archbishop of Florence, the hierarchical superior of the Institute. View Images

2007
Mar
7
Posted in Events

Solemn High Mass at Cathedral Basilica

On Wednesday, March 7th, a Solemn High Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite was celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis by members of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in commemoration of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, co-patron of the Institute. The main celebrant was Father Karl Lenhardt, Rector of St. Francis de Sales Oratory (the Institute's apostolate in St. Louis), assisted by Father Jacques Fournier as deacon, and Abbé William Avis, as sub-deacon, also members of the Oratory.

Among the several clergy of St. Louis in attendance were Bishop Robert Hermann, Auxiliary in St. Louis, Msgr. Joseph Pins, rector of the Cathedral Basilica, Msgr. Henry Breier, personal secretary and Master of Ceremonies of His Grace, Archbishop Raymond Burke, and Father Thomas Keller, professor of liturgy at Kendrick-Glennon Seminary and Master of Ceremonies of the Cathedral.

The great beauty of the Solemn High Mass was enhanced by the participation of the Choir of the Cathedral Basilica, under the direction of organist and Choir Master Dr. John Romeri, with music by renaissance composers Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Josquin de Près, Tomás Luis de Victoria, as well as by former director of the Sistine Chapel, Monsignor Bartolucci.

Five hundred faithful were in attendance at this event, which was the first Solemn Mass at the high altar of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in forty two years.

View Video | Read Father Lenhardt's Sermon

2006
May
27
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The 10th Annual Spring Seminar of the Latin Mass Community of Rockford, Illinois, took place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, at St. Mary's Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King. With a series of talks by Monsignor Michael Schmitz and several opportunities for discussions, the event closed with a banquet in honor of this year's award winner, Mr. John Blewett, Managing Editor of The Latin Mass magazine. On the following Sunday, there was a luncheon commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Father Brian Bovee, rector of the Institute's St. Mary Oratory in Rockford.

2006
May
6
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Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

On Saturday, May 6, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, a long-time friend of the Institute of Christ the King, gave a conference at the Institute's headquarters in Chicago on the true role of women in society and the Church. The large crowd of attendees from not only the greater Chicago area, but from in- and out-of-state, were treated to a thought-provoking and entertaining analysis of certain currents of thought on the nature of women. A reception and Holy Hour completed the afternoon, on this First Saturday of the "Month of Mary," Our Lady. CDs of Dr. von Hildebrand's talk are available from St. Joseph Radio, P.O. Box 2983, Orange, CA 92859, 714-744-0336.

2006
Apr
1
Posted in Events

On Saturday, April 1, 2006, Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz preached at a Lenten Retreat Day organized by Una Voce Columbus at Holy Family Church.

2006
Feb
10
Posted in Events

On Friday, February 10, 2006, at 7:00 pm there was a Benefit Concert of contemporary jazz in the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to benefit the African missions of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. This concert, sponsored by the faithful of St. Joseph's Oratory in Green Bay, featured Richard Davis, symphonic string bassist and jazz musician from Madison, and Nadi Qamar, member of St. Joseph's Oratory. Proceeds from this concert will go to help build a school at the Institute's mission in Mayumba, Gabon. Those wishing to contribute may contact Father Jean-Marie Moreau at (920) 437-9660 or use our Donate page.



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