News from Tucson

Sacred Heart Society Meeting - October 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

5:15p.m.-6:15p.m. Holy Hour

5:20p.m.-6:10p.m. Confessions

6:15p.m. Benediction

6:30p.m. Low Mass w/organ

Followed by a Light Supper in the Church Basement

Please bring a dish to share! 

8:15p.m. Spiritual Conference by Canon Avis

Members and Non-Members are welcome!

Feast of the Assumption BVM 2016

Corpus Christi 2016

May Crowning 2016

Visit of Canon Jean-Baptiste Commins

First Mass and Blessings on the Feast of St. Joseph, Sunday May 1, 2016

St. Gianna Social

Sunday, April 26, 2016

Easter Sunday 2016

High Mass Followed by Divine Mercy Devotions

Holy Saturday 2016

Saturday, March 26

Good Friday 2016

Holy Thursday 2016

Thursday, March 24

High Mass followed Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

Palm Sunday 2016

Sunday, March 20

Sacred Heart Society Meeting

St. Gianna Oratory, Tucson - Friday, May 6, 2016

Invited to attend some time in prayer during all Day Adoration 8:30am to 6:15pm

12-1pm & 5:30-6:10pm Confessions

6:15pm Benediction

6:30pm Low Mass w/organ followed by Pot Luck in Church Basement.  Please bring a dish to share!

7:30pm Spiritual Conference in Church Basement by Canon William Avis.


Ash Wednesday 2016

Christmas 2015

Sacred Heart Society Meeting & Our Lady of Guadalupe 

Sacred Heart Society Meeting on Friday, December 4, 2015

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Visit of Canon Ueda

Updated November 13, 2015

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Thursday 7pm evening Mass.

Feast of Christ the King

Updated November 13, 2015

Visit of Canon Boucheron

Updated October 17, 2015

Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

Updated August 21st 2015

Visit of the Prior General, Monsignor Wach, June 2nd 2015

Updated August 21st 2015

First Holy Communion & May Crowning 2015

Updated August 21st 2015

Holy Week 2015

Updated August 21st 2015

Christmas 2014

Updated August 21st 2015

Photos 2015

Monsignor Wach's visit







L-R: Matthew O'Hora (Candidate); Canon William Avis (Rector, St. Gianna Oratory); Monsignor Gilles Wach (Prior General) & Canon Matthew Talarico ( Provincial) 







A few photos of the visit of our Prior General, Monsignor Gilles Wach which took place on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. We had a Solemn Mass @ 6:00p.m. followed by a reception in the Church Basement. Substitute for the Provincial, Canon Matthew Talarico acted as Deacon and Canon William Avis (Rector of St. Gianna Oratory, Tucson) acted as Sub-deacon.

More photos to follow soon!

Visit of the Prior General 

We will have the pleasure of welcoming the Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Monsignor Wach, to Tucson on Tuesday June 2nd 2015. This visit will be marked by a Solemn Mass @ 6:00pm in St. Gianna Oratory.  Canon Matthew Talarico will be accompanying Msgr Wach for this visit. Msgr looks forward to meeting the parishioners of St. Gianna Oratory and Holy Family Parish! All invited to attend!

First Mass of Canon Joel Estrada 

Canon EstradaWe welcome Canon. Joel Estrada who will be visiting St. Gianna's Oratory here in Tucson soon! Canon. Estrada was ordained by Cardinal Burke last August in St. Louis. Since Ordination he has been serving as Vicar @ the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago. On Sunday, April 26th Canon Estrada will offer a First Mass of a newly ordained Priest and will also offer First Blessings after both Masses! 


Confirmations at St. Gianna Oratory

November 17th, 2012;  check the Institute's picture gallery at

Rules for Happiness in Challenging Times 

(Read the pdf.)

Religious Classes, Groups and Activities at the Oratory

Adult Theology and RCIA Classes, Liturgy Studies, Children and Teenager Catechism Classes, Adult Choirs,  all offered by St. Gianna Oratory. Marian Catechist Formation Program according to Fr. John Hardon offered by Holy Family Parish.

Society of the Sacred Heart, Seminary Society, Pro- Life at the Oratory.

Socials, Retreat Days, Concerts, Gregorian Chant Workshops, Family Vacations and Pilgrimages.

Please read our weekly online bulletins on this website.


How can we edify our Neighbor at Church?

Reflections and Resolutions for a New Year with The Lord

Read the Letter [PDF]


Pictures from the First Mass at the newly erected Oratory

High Mass celebrated by the Oratory's first Rector, Canon Richard P. von Menshengen, Sept. 21, 2008.

click to view: (part 1), (part 2), (part 3) , (part4) ;


Letter of Msgr. Michael Schmitz

Letter of US Provincial Superior Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz concerning the Institute's new apostolate in Tucson, St. Gianna Oratory: Read the Letter [PDF]


A presentation and history of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest with Picture Galleries

Please consult our main website at and visit our Internalional website with our International Seminary of St. Philip Neri in Gricigliano, Florence, Italy at