Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit Mass Intentions?
How can I get the bulletin?
Are there coffee hours after Mass? 
How should I sing during high Mass?
Administration of Sacraments

Mass Intentions

View our Mass Intentions Calendar HERE.

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

All families are limited to two intentions per month.  Please do not request dates for more than three months out.

If you submit a request for a date that is already assigned, you will be assigned another date.

Please include your legible email address on your submittal to receive confirmation of the Mass dates you were assigned.

Mass requests and Mass cards are available at the front entrance to the church.  You may place your completed 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
4467 Illsley Court
San José, CA 95136

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 is full, we stop accepting Mass intentions until close to the start of the next year. Watch the bulletin for announcements.

How can I get the bulletin?

You have several  options for getting the weekly bulletins:

  • At the oratory—Pick up a printed copy of the weekly bulletin at the entrance.
  • Email —Connect with us on Flocknote by visiting or fill out the contact form on our home page.  After you sign up, you'll be added to our email list and begin receiving weekly news and updates!
  • Facebook—Look for weekly bulletin postings at Immaculate Heart of Mary-San Jose, CA  
  • Website—See the Immaculate Heart of Mary-San Jose's Bulletins Webpage.

Are there coffee hours after Sunday Masses?

Yes! Please join us after the 11:15 a.m. Mass outside of the chapel on most Sundays for coffee and donuts.

On the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting, the Oratory meets at a local park for a potluck in place of the coffee social hour.

Everyone whose birthday is in that month gets a blessing, a song, and a sweet treat.  

The blessings are given outside after the 11:15 a.m. Sunday High Mass or at the park.

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How should I sing during sung Masses?

Whenever the organ is played while the choir sings, the playing is to support singing by everyone. Members of the congregation are invited to sing the ordinary parts of the Mass whenever the organ is playing while the choir sings.


Mass Booklet

On page 3 of each Sunday's bulletin, a section appears in the Liturgical Calendar, as shown in the table below under "Option for the Day."

  • In the Mass Booklet, you can find the Gregorian Chant for each item that is listed. For example, there are four Marian antiphons sung at different seasons of the liturgical year, and the chant for each antiphon is in the Mass Booklet. 

  • As an example, the second column in the table below lists the Salve Regina as the Marian Antipon for that Sunday's Mass.

  • The third column shows the options that may appear under Option for the Day heading

Chants for the Ordinary of Today’s Mass
Option for the Day All Options Throughout the Year
Sprinkling Rite Asperges Either Asperges or Vidi Aquam
Ordinary Mass XI Masses I, IV, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XVII
Creed Credo I Credo I, III, or IV
Marian Antiphon Salve Regina Alma Redemptoris Mater
Ave Regina Caelorum
Regina Caeli
Salve Regina


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.

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