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COVID-19-Related Mass Changes  (Updated 9/4/2021)

With the permission of Bishop Oscar Cantú of the diocese of San José, on Monday October 19, 2020 we began celebrating liturgies and holding other activities in a rented commercial space in Cambrian Park Plaza, 14442 Union Ave, San José, CA 95124, USA.

For a time after the pandemic started, Santa Clara county restrictions forced us to stop offering public Masses, so we began to livestream Masses and offer confession from the Clergy Residence. When outdoor Masses were first allowed again, we offered Masses from the Knights of Columbus Santa Maria hall's parking lot for several months.  When indoor Masses were allowed again, we rented the commercial space, where we continue to offer daily Masses.  For a time, we were forced to offer Mass with the faithful viewing from outdoors at our new location. Happily, after recent rulings by the Supreme Court, faithful attending churches in California are now allowed to worship indoors again.

We still must obey limits assigned for the maximum number of people allowed indoors at a time. We have an overflow area with a screen for viewing the liturgy outdoors for anyone who may arrive after the current limit is exceeded.  Those who are outdoors can receive Communion at the entrance after the Consecration.

The usual schedule for Masses at 14442 Union Ave, San José, is as follows:

  • Sunday: 8 and 9:30 a.m. (Low) and 11:15 a.m. (High)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m.

  • Wednesday: 12 p.m.

  • First Friday: 7:00 p.m.

  • Other Fridays: 6:00 p.m.

Please check the bulletin for changes in Mass schedules, which occur fairly often.

The 11:15 AM Sunday Masses are live-streamed. To attend live-stream mass, click here.

Other COVID precautions all must observe are as follows:

  • All attendees must maintain three feet of distance from other family groups and individuals. Please move the chairs around so that the three-foot rule is kept. Thank you for helping us during this unusual time.

  • Face coverings must be worn.

Confessions are offered before and after Masses, time permitting.

Extract from Statement by Bishop Oscar Cantú Regarding the Supreme Court Ruling on Indoor Worship in Santa Clara County

February 26, 2021

I join all Catholics and people of faith in Santa Clara County in expressing our satisfaction in tonight’s U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting Santa Clara County’s ban on indoor worship services. Santa Clara was the only county in the country to continue such a ban. Banning indoor worship and yet allowing people to gather at airports, personal services establishments, and retail shopping is unconstitutional—and the Supreme Court has said so several times. In support, the Diocese of San Jose worked with Becket Law to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the matter of Gateway City Church v. Newsom before the Supreme Court on February 24, 2021. We are grateful to San Jose’s Gateway City Church and The Spectrum Church, Campbell’s The Home Church and Orchard Community Church and Morgan Hill’s Trinity Bible Church for their efforts to uphold our right to worship in Santa Clara County, as guaranteed by the US Constitution. All parishes, missions, and chapels in the Diocese of San Jose may resume indoor worship services up to 20% capacity effective immediately, but only if and when each parish can safely do so following all masking, social distancing, and sanitization protocols.

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Parking Request

We have another small request to make of you: When you come for Mass, please do not park in the front row of parking spaces in front of any of the other buildings in the shopping center.

Other businesses share these same parking spaces, and while attending Mass, we take up the parking spaces much longer than any people coming to their businesses.

All the other spaces in the parking lot are available for our use, including the many spaces behind the shopping center which are very close to the outdoor seating for Mass. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these difficult, changing times.

Oratory FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Tab

Get the answers to the following questions at our FAQ page. Click this link : http://www.institute-christ-king.org/sanjose-faq. Or click the FAQ tab.

  • How can I get the bulletin?

  • Are there coffee hours after Sunday Masses?

  • How should I sing at sung Masses?

Mass Intentions

View our Mass intentions calendar here. The suggested donation for a Mass intention is $10 in the diocese of San José.

Masses on First Fridays are reserved for the intentions of the men’s and women’s groups of the Oratory. 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
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 gets full, we stop accepting Mass intentions until close to the start of the next year. Watch the bulletin for announcements.

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.

See galleries of photos of events at Immaculate Heart Oratory Galleries at Smugmug.