Events and Other Information

San José Bishop Oscar Cantú is asking all California Catholics to contact their state representatives immediately and urge them to vote NO on CA Senate Bill (SB) 360, the "CA Confession Bill." Immaculate Heart of Mary Chaplain, Canon Raphael Ueda asks oratory members join in protest against this bill that is a challenge to the Seal of the Confessional.  The bill passed the state senate on May 23, 2019. According to Religion News Service, the bill “now moves on to the state assembly, where it must pass through committees before it receives a floor vote.” The vote in the assembly is expected in September. If passed, the bill will amend the California Penal Code to require priests to divulge information received during confession about child abuse or neglect in certain cases. See this Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory News article for details about how to contact your representative and for more about the bill and its dangers to our religious freedom. 

Temporary Sunday Low Mass Location and Time Changes June 2019

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory cannot use the I.E.S. chapel for low Masses during  four Sundays in June, due to a conflict with special I.E.S. events. 
On four Sundays, June 9, 16, 23, and 30,  instead of our usual two Low Masses on Sunday, we will celebrate one low Mass at this temporary location: 
St. Anthony Church
21800 Bertram Road
San José [New Almaden], CA 95042
The historic 90-seat St. Anthony church was built in 1899. It is currently administered by St. Anthony Parish, San José, as its “little church.” The church is surrounded by nature, on the edge of Almaden Quicksilver County Park. This temporary location provides an ideal opportunity for Oratory members to enjoy a walk or picnic after Mass.
Note the different times:
  • On June 9, 16, and 23, a Low Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.
  • On June 30,  a  Low Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m.
On Sunday July 7, we will return to our usual Low Mass schedule of two Low Masses at the I.E.S. Chapel at 8:30 and 9:45 a.m.
From 87 south
1. Take exit 1B to merge onto CA-85 N towards Mtn View.
2. Take exit 6 for Almaden Expwy 3. Turn left onto Almaden Expwy 4. Turn right onto Almaden Rd.
5. Sharp left onto Bertram Rd Church will be on the right.
From 101
1. In Coyote, take exit 373 to Bailey Ave.
2. Follow Bailey Ave and McKean Rd to Almaden Rd.
3. Turn left onto Almaden Rd.
4. Sharp left onto Bertram Rd Church will be on the right.
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Temporary Sunday High Mass Time Change June 30, 2019

On June 30 only, the Sunday High Mass will  be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.


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.


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.

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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.

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