About the Oratory

Institute of Christ the King

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a society of apostolic life erected by Msgr. Gilles Wach and Canon Philippe Mora on September 1, 1990. Today the Institute maintains houses and apostolates in countries on several continents, including the United States. In 2013, San Jose, CA Bishop Patrick McGrath established the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church to serve as the center of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Latin Rite for  the diocese and entrusted the ministry of the Oratory to the priests of the Institute of Christ the King.

Read Bishop McGrath's letter issued on December 11, 2013


Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory is dedicated to the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass (also called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) in the Diocese of San Jose, CA.  A canon of the Institute is appointed as rector of the Oratory.