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Events and Other Information

Are you new to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory?  Read through the information on this page and on the pages linked to the tabs. Check back from time to time for updates.

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COVID-19-Related Mass Changes  (Updated 3/13/2021)

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, Santa Clara county restrictions forced us to offer Mass with the faithful outdoors. 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 schedule for Masses at 14442 Union Ave, San José,  is as follows:

  • Sunday: 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 p.m.

Daily Masses and the three 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 six feet of distance from other family groups and individuals. Please move the chairs around so that the six-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, at 14442 Union Ave, San José.

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.

Also from Canon Ueda:

During this difficult time, let us remember the value of Spiritual Communion when we are unable to attend Mass in person. Let us also remain united in prayer, confident in God’s loving protection and never-failing mercy.

Oratory FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Tab

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

  • How can I get the key to the bathrooms, which are locked during daily Masses?

  • How can I get a map of locations where Masses are celebrated and meetings and classes are held?

  • How can I get the bulletin?

  • Are there coffee hours after Sunday Masses?

  • How can I sing with the choir?

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.

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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 and every Friday during Lent.

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 September through December is at the San José News page here

The listed events take place after the 12:30 Sung High Sunday Mass in different locations around the church, in the parish rectory, in the Cristo Rey school, and at the nearby I.E.S. Chapel.

Important: Watch the Sunday Bulletin (posted at the BULLETINS tab and on Facebook) 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 (Sunday Social) 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 in the front of the rectory on the left side off the veranda. See the GREEN arrow.

The map is color coded with the event listings to help you find the locations for the oratory's monthly get togethers. Click the map to bring up a downloadable PDF.

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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. 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 Ct
San José, CA 95136

Input to the online Mass intentions calendar is usually made at the oratory 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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Use the following map to find the church bathrooms, IES chapel, rectory meeting room, Cristo Rey cafeteria and classrooms.

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Click the above image for a printable PDF of this map.

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