Events and Other Information

Now that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception has passed, the main remaining event for December is the continuing observance of Advent leading up to Christmas. The Church gives us many days to celebrate after Advent is over, not only the Twelve Days of Christmas leading up to the Feast of the Epiphany, but also a full the forty days of the Christmas Season, which lasts until Candlemas on February 2.  


Photo: Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, Second Sunday of Advent, 2018

St. Andrew Novena/Unfailing Christmas Prayer


Christmas Mass Schedule


Administration of the Sacraments at the IHM Oratory

  • 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

Masses on First Fridays are reserved for the intentions of the men’s and women’s groups of the Oratory.

Four 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.

View our Mass intentions calendar here.

The suggested donation for a Mass intention is $10 in the diocese of San José.

You can get envelopes for Mass requests from the ushers at the front entrance to the church, and you can put the envelope 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 sending a new request.

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


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Interactive Map and Directions

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