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2017
Mar
3
Posted in Apostolates

On Saturday, February 18th, the Canons and faithful Old St. Patrick Oratory welcomed His Excellency, the Most Reverend James V. Johnston, Bishop of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, for his second visit this year. On this occasion, His Excellency came to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation with the assistance of Canon Talarico, Provincial Superior of the Institute in the U.S., Canon Glenn Gardner, Vice-Rector of Old St. Patrick Oratory and Canon William Avis, Master of Ceremonies for the American province. We were honored with the presence of two diocesan priests, Frs. Joseph Totton and Evan Harkins who served as “familiares”, as well as Fr. Lawrence Carney, and Deacon Ralph Wehner, diocesan MC and assistant to the bishop who took their place ‘in choro”.

After delivering a sermon on the importance of the unique work of the Holy Ghost in the lives of every Christian and especially His power to strengthen in faith and transform us more and more into the image of Christ, His Excellency invoked the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost and anointed each of the 27 confirmandi, saying "Signo te signo Crucis...I sign thee with the Sign of the Cross and confirm thee in the Chrism of Salvation..." Following the Rite of Confirmation, His Excellency officiated at the Benediction of the most Blessed Sacrament.  Afterwards a festive reception was held at the Catholic Center to honor our Bishop and to offer our congratulations to the newly confirmed.

The Canons of the Institute and the faithful of Old Saint Patrick Oratory are greatly thankful towards His Excellency. May the newly confirmed correspond faithfully to the graces they received in this Sacrament and pray daily for Bishop Johnston.

- Canon Glenn Gardner



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2017
Feb
23
Posted in Detroit

Sunday, February 5 was a blessed day in Detroit, as His Grace the Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, visited St. Joseph Oratory to install Reverend Canon Michael Stein as Pastor.  Also present for the occasion was Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico, Provincial Superior, and a good number of diocesan priests and local religious as a great sign of spiritual unity within the Archdiocese.

The Installation ceremony poignantly revealed all the essential duties of a Pastor: to offer Mass and distribute Holy Communion; to bring people to the church, baptize, and absolve them; and to preach the Gospel.  The ceremony began with His Grace imposing the pastoral stole on Canon Stein in the vestibule of the church.  Following the entrance procession with the majestic Ecce Sacerdos by Stadler, all chanted the Veni Creator Spiritus.  Canon Stein then knelt in front of the Archbishop to recite the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity.  

Archbishop Vigneron guided Canon to open and close the doors of the tabernacle and touch the ciborium therein.  The Schola chanted the Magnificat antiphon and verse from the Second Vespers of the feast of the church’s patron, St. Joseph, and Canon Stein prayed the Collect from the same feast.  The Archbishop led Canon to ring the bell, to open and close the front door of the church, to open and close the baptismal font, to enter one of the four confessionals in the church, and to ascend the high pulpit.  From the pulpit, Canon Stein emphasized the Installation shows that within Holy Mother Church, any and all authority is received.  St. Peter receives from Our Lord.  The bishops receive from the apostles.  The pastor receives from the bishop.

Following the Installation ceremony, Canon Stein celebrated a Solemn High Mass in the presence of His Grace with Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera.  Archbishop Vigneron powerfully preached on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians 3:12-17 and the Gospel parable of the sower and the cockle, Matthew 13:24-30.  He declared that because Jesus Christ has destroyed death, we are assured of His victory and can trust in His providence.  We can thank God always, even when it seems cockle is growing, because Jesus Christ is victorious.  The Archbishop explained that Canon Stein is at St. Joseph Oratory to continually proclaim, by word and example, that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.  The priest immerses his people into the victory of Jesus Christ through all the sacraments, above all the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Archbishop Vigneron then expressed that from the beginning of his acquaintance with the Institute, he has been very impressed with its embrace of the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales in peacefully dealing with the trials of life and moving forward with confidence in God's providence, and with the Institute’s dedication to Christ as Sovereign Priest.  “Sovereign!  Christ rules.  Christ is triumphant.  There is no doubt about it.  He is victorious.  He is victorious as a priest, as the one who offers sacrifice.  And so whatever our trials are in life, whatever the cockle is that burdens us, that gets in our way, by facing it with confidence, with abandonment to God’s providence, it becomes a sacrifice, something pleasing to Our Father.”

During a vibrant Reception in the Social Hall, Canon Talarico thanked Archbishop Vigneron for confiding the flock of St. Joseph to the care of the Institute, and the parish family also expressed its profound gratitude.  Spiritual bouquets and gifts were presented to Archbishop Vigneron and Canon Stein.

Sincere thanks to the altar servers, Mr. Michael Semaan and the St. Joseph Cappella and Chant Schola, and the many volunteers who brought to fruition the details of this beautiful day.  As Archbishop Vigneron frequently prays, Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!

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2017
Feb
21
Posted in Apostolates

We have been very blessed by the visit of our beloved Bishop, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, who conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 34 of our young faithful at St. Patrick’s Oratory in Green Bay on the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, January 29, 2017. We are profoundly grateful and appreciative to His Excellency for administering the sacrament which has made so many more soldiers for Christ. Likewise, we were extremely honored that His Excellency joined us for the reception and banquet which followed the Liturgy.

In his remarks, Bishop Ricken congratulated the parents for a job well done. They persevered in the proper religious training of their children so that they could receive this important Sacrament most worthily. His Excellency also congratulated the confirmands, of course! They may be called upon not only to help spread the faith, but to openly profess and defend it as well. Shine in the darkness!

The whole St. Patrick’s Oratory community worked together for the beauty of the church on this special day. We thank the servers, choir, and all of those who contributed their time and efforts for the celebration of the Solemn High Mass which followed the Confirmation ceremony. We likewise appreciate the hard work and talent of our volunteers who prepared the lovely reception and banquet. Thank you to all those who helped in any capacity!

Rev Canon Antoine Boucheron
Rector
St. Patrick’s Oratory
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Special thanks to Mrs. Mary Helfenberger for the photos. 

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2017
Jan
21
Posted in General

June 30-July 8, 2017

Beginning in Rome, with the medieval house of St. Bridget as a base, visit the most important pilgrim sites of the "Eternal City"!  Then travel to the beautiful Tuscan capital of Florence for the Institute of Christ the King's Ordinations Week 2017 with Msgr. Gilles Wach. Pilgrims will participate in a guided tour of St. Philip Neri International Seminary and of the Institute’s Motherhouse, while visiting the beautiful seminary grounds nestled in the Florentine hills among the olive groves and vineyards. The crown jewel of the pilgrimage is the awesome Pontifical Mass of Ordination for the Priesthood celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, followed by a grand celebration at the Institute's Motherhouse in the Tuscan hills of Gricigliano beginning with First Blessings, chanting of the Te Deum, a candlelight Banquet and spectacular fireworks show!

All-inclusive cost from Chicago is $3395 from Chicago ORD up  until March 30 /$250 more thereafter Inquire for the cost from all other cities.  Space is limited. 

For more information go to: www.syversentouring.com/florence or call 1-800-334-5425

Click here to see photos from last year’s Ordinations: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/news/365/92/Ordination-Week-for-75-Seminarians/

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2017
Jan
21
Posted in Apostolates

On behalf of His Holiness, Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Milwaukee, the Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, conferred upon Abbé George Baird, clerical oblate of the Institute, the papal medal "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.” This decoration of honor by the Holy See was bestowed upon Abbé George Baird in recognition of his outstanding work as the project manager for the restoration of Saint Stanislaus Church in Milwaukee. For the past several years leading up to the 150th anniversary of St. Stanislaus Parish in September, 2016, Abbé George had organized and directed the contractors for the major renovations and improvements to this historic church. He also had accomplished many on the practical tasks of this work with his own hands on experience and energetic talent.

Very pleased with the beautiful results of this successful restoration project, several hundred faithful attended the ceremony in the parish hall of St. Stanislaus on Sunday, December 4, to offer their thankful gratitude to Abbé George as Archbishop Listecki graciously presented him with this papal honor.

Clerical oblates are brothers in the family of the institute who live in community with the canons, praying together various parts of the Divine Office. Formation in the Liturgy and the spirituality of St Francis de Sales, dedication of one's talents for the practical tasks of the apostolate, and fraternity with confreres and the lay faithful are integral aspects of this life of service to Christ and His Church.

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2017
Jan
16
Posted in Events

Travel to France, Spain & Portugal to take part in the annual Institute of Christ the King pilgrimage with His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and our founder, Monsignor Gilles Wach, this year taking place in Fátima, Portugal on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions!

The pilgrim route will begin in Spain at the Shrine of the Black Madonna of Montserrat before crossing into France for two nights in beautiful Lourdes at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains where 14-year-old St. Bernadette was honored by the extraordinary visits of Our Blessed Mother in 1858! Heading south over the Spanish Highlands, the route will bring us to Old Castile for two nights in the land of the great Carmelite mystic saints, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila! The pilgrimage will be crowned by four days in Portugal to take part in the Institute's Fátima Centenary pilgrimage with Cardinal Burke, to include a Pontifical High Mass and a conference with His Eminence, and close with a visit to Lisbon, the maritime city of St. Anthony!

Dates: October 26-November 5, 2017

All-inclusive cost from Chicago is $2995 
Inquire for the cost from all other cities.  Space is limited.

For more information go to www.syversentouring.com/fatima or call 1-800-334-5425.

 

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2017 Pilgrimage to Lourdes & Fátima
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2017
Jan
16
Posted in Detroit

The Institute celebrated a beautiful and moving first Christmas at the newest apostolate in the United States, St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit.  Canon Michael Stein and Deacon Jonathon Fehrenbacher are grateful for the faithful who worked so diligently with them to prepare for Christmas, including the volunteers who cleaned and decorated the church, rectory, and hall; the St. Joseph Cappella, Chant Schola, trumpeter, and music director Michael Semaan; and those serving at the altar.

On Christmas Eve, people began filling the pews of the peaceful, low-lit church even before Confessions started at 11:00 pm.  The choral prelude commenced at 11:15 pm with a lovely arrangement of Veni, Veni, Emmanuel and then three settings of the Ave Maria by Franck, de Victoria, and Elgar.  Following a series of stirring Christmas solos, the choir finished the prelude with an a cappella Flos de radice Jesse.

At the sound of the bell at Midnight, the exquisite Procession with the Christ Child commenced, with the choir singing Stille Nacht in German.  After the Blessing of the Crèche was the Procession to the altar accompanied by Adeste Fideles, then the Solemn High Mass began.  The men chanted the propers, the choir sang de Victoria’s glorious Missa O Magnum Mysterium and accompanying motet, and at Communion Ave Verum Corpus by Elgar and a soprano solo of Laudamus Te by Mozart.  As with the opening hymn, the trumpet and organ accompanied Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for a truly joyful sound.

After Midnight Mass a lively crowd enjoyed a Hot Cocoa Social in the hall, with panettone generously offered by the historic and vibrant Eastern Market across the road from St. Joseph Oratory. Parishioners and guests exchanged Christmas greetings and made new friends on this holy night.

Christmas Day continued with a 9:00 am Low Mass of Dawn, 11:00 am Solemn High Mass of the Day, and 6:00 pm Vespers and Benediction.  St. Joseph Oratory was blessed with many parishioners and visitors at the three Christmas Masses, and mild weather to ease their winter travel.  Many people commented how touched they were by the sacred, mysterious beauty of the liturgies and the music.  Christ our Savior and Light is born in the dark of the night!  May the Christ Child strengthen St. Joseph Oratory in the new year to shine as a light in Detroit through Sacred Liturgy and Arts.

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The Institute’s First Christmas in Detroit
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