Events and Other Information

In June, San José Bishop Oscar Cantú joined the rest of the California bishops asking Catholics  to contact their state representatives and urge them to vote NO on CA Senate Bill (SB) 360, the "CA Confession Bill." Immaculate Heart of Mary Chaplain, Canon Raphael Ueda also asked oratory members join in protest against this bill that was a challenge to the Seal of the Confessional. After the bill passed the state senate on May 23, 2019, it was scheduled to be heard in the State Assembly and put to a vote. As a result of hundreds of thousands of protests from Catholics and other concerned citizens and many prayers, the bill was withdrawn the day before its scheduled hearing in the assembly. See this Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory News article for more information and a link to an article with more details. 

Sunday Mass Schedule Resumes

During the summer, we needed to change our Mass schedule a few times to work around centenary celebrations of the dedication of church at our host Five Wounds Parish.

We have resumed our regular Sunday Mass schedule with Low Masses at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. in the IES Chapel and sung High Mass in the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church at 12:30 p.m.

We will keep this schedule throughout the year.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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To keep up to date on any schedule changes, please read our weekly bulletin. 

 

Benediction and Adoration

Benediction followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered every Thursday after the 12:00 noon Mass, and on First Sundays after the 3:00 Vespers.

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Stations of the Cross

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Stations of the Cross are held every First Friday, after the 12:00  P.M. (noon) Mass.

Sunday Socials Map

Click the News tab to see the Sunday Socials schedule, which is posted for three months at a time. For example, the schedule for June, July, and August is at the San José News page here

The map is color coded with the event listings to help you find the locations for the oratory's monthly get togethers, which take place after the 12:30 Sung High Sunday Mass in different locations at the church, the parish rectory, and the nearby I.E.S. Chapel.

Important: Watch the bulletin for dates and times and occasional cancellations.

All are invited to attend. These socials are a great opportunity to get to know other members of the oratory. We hope to see you there. 

Optional: Bring a dish or a drink to share.

  • First Sundays, Finger Foods Potluck before Vespers at 3:00 p.m. 
    Between the 12:30 Sung Mass and Vespers, all are invited to a finger foods potluck behind the church. See the BLUE arrow. Finger foods are foods that can be easily eaten without heating or refrigeration or utensils. 

  • Once a month, Birthday Potluck in the Cristo Rey Cafeteria
    Everyone whose birthday is in that month gets a blessing, a song, and a sweet treat. There will be cake!  The entrance to the Cristo Rey cafeteria is on the right when you are facing the church towards the rear. You can access it through a gate in the fence that separates the church property from the school. See the RED arrow.

  • Once a month, Coffee Hour with coffee, tea, and snacks in the Rectory Meeting Room.
    The Five Wounds Rectory is to the left when you are facing the church.  The meeting room is on the left side off the veranda in front. See the GREEN arrow.

Click the map to bring up a downloadable PDF.

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Administration of the Sacraments 

  • Infant Baptism: Parents requesting Baptism for a child must be registered members of the Oratory.

  • First Holy Communion and Confirmation: Children must attend the sacrament-preparation catechism classes at the Oratory.

  • Holy Matrimony: Couples planning to marry at the Oratory must contact a priest of the Institute of Christ the King for the proper instructions.

  • Anointing of the Sick: Members facing surgery, serious illness or death may obtain the sacrament.

    Never wait, never hesitate ... remember: physical healing can also be an effect of the sacrament. Don’t deprive yourself or a loved one of God’s help.

  • For more information, contact Canon Ueda at: (408) 781-9497 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mass Intentions

View our Mass intentions calendar here. Masses on First Fridays are reserved for the intentions of the men’s and women’s groups of the Oratory. The suggested donation for a Mass intention is $10 in the diocese of San José.

Three Mass Intentions are allowed per month per family. If you submit a request for a date that is already assigned, you will be assigned another date.

You can get envelopes for Mass requests and Mass cards from ushers at the front entrance to the church, and you can put the Mass requests in the collection basket with your donation.
 
Or you may mail your request along with the donation to:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory
Clergy Residence
Mass Intentions
746 North Third Street
San José, CA 95112
 

Input to the online Mass intentions calendar is usually made on Thursdays, so it is a good idea to check after Thursday to see if your desired date is available before submitting a new request.

After the Mass intentions calendar for the calendar year gets full, we stop accepting Mass intentions until close to the start of the next year. Watch the bulletin for announcements.

Other Information and Building Map

The latest information about schedules is always on the weekly bulletins. Sign up for the oratory email list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bulletins and announcements from our chaplain.

To find details about parish groups, click the Groups tab.

View our video: The Latin Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory - San Jose, CA.

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See galleries of photos of events at Immaculate Heart Oratory Galleries at Smugmug.

Use the following map to find the church bathrooms, IES chapel, rectory meeting room, Cristo Rey cafeteria and classrooms

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Click the above image for a printable PDF of this map.

Interactive Map and Directions

Zoom in or out. Click the pin to get directions from your home.