Tradition for Tomorrow California   

Some Background

In 2013, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory was erected in the Diocese of San José, California with Five Wounds Portuguese National Church as our host.  Our little pilgrim church is the western-most apostolate in the Institue Family.  Due to the Pandemic, we have not been able to hold Masses there since March 2020.  For the past three years with great faith and a common goal, the members of the Oratory have held Mass in a parking lot, shopping center, school chapel and an office complex, where we currently are today.  Our goal of finding a permanent location may seem daunting, but God sees our efforts and will make them fruitful in His good time.   “For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37.  Let us join together to trust in God’s Providence and move forward, united in hope.  "In the End My Immaculate Heart will Triumph," Our Lady of Fatima.  View the links below to learn more about our trials as chronicled by Canon Ueda, our faithful pastor.  


2020 Parking Lot

 Oh Lord, provide us a suitable location where we can worship you!


Our Goal

To find a permanent home in the greater Bay Area to nuture the spiritual lives of faithful Catholics who are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass and to assist the Institute in achieving its mission.


Our Current Situation

The cost of living in the Silicon Valley area is extremely high, and continues to grow more expensive, as you can see in the breakdown below.  The increase in expenses also reflects a more accurate account of our on-going expenses now that we have been at our current location for more than a year.  Receiving no financial help from the Diocese, we rely solely on the generosity of our Oratory members and other benefactors.   .  


Monthly Expenses  2022   2023 
 Monthly Rent for Oratory Building: $8,000    $8,000
 Monthly Rent for Clergy Residence: $4,300    $4,300
 Operational Expenses: $4,200    $4,500
 Fixed Monthly Expenses: $1,500    $4,400
 Contingency     $1,500
 Total Monthly Expenses: $18,000    $22,700

 *Operating Expenses include housing allowance (food, utilities, etc.), liturgical items and apostolate expenses (hosts, candles, etc.) Fixed Monthly Expenses include lay staff, priest salary and benefits, lay-support from the Institute of Christ the King.


Since October 2021 we have been able to raise over $1,000,000 towards our initial goal of 2 million dollars.  Achieving this first goal will enable us to begin looking for a permanent home.  Our fundraising efforts have included a Bocce Ball event, Matching Gift Campaign, End-of-Year Appeal and our regular Sunday collections.  We look forward to other community-building fundraisers in the months ahead.


How to Help

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory is grateful for your prayers and monetary support.  A Mass will be offered on the 22nd of every month for the intentions of our donors.  Please also join in our ongoing novenas to the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph to build or acquire a new home for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory.  May God bless you for your generosity! 


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Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.  To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph by St. Francis de Sales

Glorious St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, grant us they paternal protection, we beseech thee by the heart of Jesus Christ.  O thou, whose power extends to all our necessities and can render possible for us the most impossible things, open thy fatherly eyes to the needs of thy children.  In the trouble and distress which afflicts us, we confidently have recourse to thee.  Deign to take under thy charitable charge this important and difficult matter, cause of our worries.  Make its happy outcome be for God's glory and for the good of His devoted servants. Amen. 


 St. Joseph with Frame










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