Information, Schedule & Directions 

Saint Gianna Oratory celebrates Mass daily in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite – that is, the Traditional Latin (or Tridentine) Mass. Canon Jonathon Fehrenbacher is Pastor of the Oratory.

Check the “About Us” page for the location of St. Holy Family Church, home of Saint Gianna Oratory. The Oratory is staffed by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

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(MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED WHEN ATTENDING ANY MASS AT THE ORATORY)

 

Clergy & Staff

Reverend Canon Jonathon Fehrenbacher, Rector

Teri Gauger, Oratory Secratary (520) 883-4360

Matthew Lancaster, Music Director 

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MASS TIMES (Latin) 8/2 - 8/9

Monday August 3rd: Private Mass
Tuesday August 4th: Private Mass
Wednesday August 5th: 6:30am (Drive-In Mass)
Thursday August 6th: 6:30am (Drive-In Mass)
Friday August 7th: 6:00pm High Mass (Registered Members of the Parish)
Saturday August 8th: 8:00am Low Mass (Registered Members of the Parish)
Sunday August 9th: 9:00am Low Mass, 11:00am High Mass, and 4:00pm Low Mass (Registered Members of the Parish)
 
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My Dear Faithful,
 
   As we are blessed to be under the spiritual care of the Institute of Christ the King, we all have St. Francis de Sales as our patron in the school of holiness and perfection.  We must aim at perfection as that is what God is calling us to be: the holiest version of ourselves.  Spiritual perfection is impossible if we do not return to the source of grace in adoring Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament often throughout the day as our patron instructs: “We must visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament a hundred thousand times a day.”  
 
   As we are currently prohibited from receiving Holy Communion respectfully on the tongue, we can still maintain our desire for Jesus by: 1) Eucharistic Adoration and 2) by making frequent and pious Spiritual Communions to continue to nourish our soul.  Just as a bee must return to the hive to receive instructions from the queen, so we who seek to make the spiritual honey of perfection must return to Our Lord to receive instructions from Him.  “I often speak with my Teacher, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, because I can learn from Him.  Jesus is the Teacher of the science of holiness.  I go to Him because I would like to learn from Him how to become a saint.  Of what use to me is all knowledge and education, if I do not become holy,” said St. Francis de Sales.  
 
   This week we are celebrating the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, whom Our Lord recommends to us for her interior life of prayer as she “chose the better part.”  Her life of intimate prayer with Our Lord was rooted in deep love and gratitude for His mercy and love.  I thus encourage you, if you are able under the conditions of this lockdown, to “choose the better part” and give Our Lord one hour of Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday or during the week.   This time of prayer isn’t so that we can better calculate what we must do humanly speaking, but rather like children, to entrust ourselves in greater confidence to Our Heavenly Father: “Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things, and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms,” St. Francis writes. We are living in difficult times where simply doing the ordinary minimum will not cut it very long before our little flame is fizzled out by the cares, pomps, and worries of the world in a tempest of darkness.  Pray for the Church, pray for our Bishop, pray for me, pray for your family, pray for a conversion of sinners, and pray for the sick!  The Church’s spiritual power also depends on the prayers and holiness of her members.  
 
   “It is not those who commit the least faults who are the most holy, but those who have the greatest courage, the greatest generosity, the greatest love, who make the boldest efforts to overcome themselves, and are not immediately apprehensive about tripping,” encourages St. Francis.  This current pandemic is a call of our merciful Father to us all to convert and draw closer to Him in faith, hope, and charity by prayer and good works.  Giving of ourselves generously to our loving Father in adoration and prayer, may we all persevere in remaining in the bark of Holy Mother Church and arrive at the port of salvation to receive His eternal loving embrace.
 
Humbly yours in Christ the King,
Canon Jonathon Fehrenbacher

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