Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church was closed and empty, however, the desirous to serve better the faithful of Northern Ireland, the Institute purchased this church and it was recently opened as a Catholic church dedicated to the Traditional Rites of the Catholic Church.

The Presbyterian community received with joy and hope the offer made by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest who in turn, were very grateful to the Elders and community at Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church for the opportunity to take over this sacred building. All of this was done with thee gracious permision granted by His Lordship Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor.

On Wednesday 11th December, the first Mass was celebrated at the church and below are selection of the photography from this special day.


Here are three videos, taken from our Institute’s main site, which we thought you may wish to enjoy.

The celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a patronal feast of the Institute – chant of the Tota pulchra es

Ordinations 2019 – a compilation of highlights of Ordination week 2019

Holy Week at the Seminary with His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke:


After countless prayers, faithful hope, and by the grace of God, the first United States foundation of the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus was established in Wausau, Wisconsin on All Saint’s Day, 2019.   

On the morning of  the 1st November, His Excellency, the Most Reverend William P. Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, blessed the Nativity of Our Lady Convent in a beautiful ceremony assisted by Canons Huberfeld and Matheus. Attending the blessing was Monsignor Gilles Wach, founder and current Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Matthew Talarico, Provincial Superior of the United States, and Mother Madeleine Marie, Mother Superior of the Sisters Adorers.

His Excellency was very pleased to tour the chapel before the blessing and afterwards enjoyed a visit and luncheon with the clerics and sisters. In the afternoon of All Saint’s Day, Canon Matthew Talarico celebrated the first Holy Mass in the convent chapel with the Sisters Adorers attending.  The stunning vestments used for the first Mass were a generous gift to the sisters from St. Patrick’s Oratory in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The culmination of this glorious All Saint’s Day was a magnificent Solemn High Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Oratory by Monsignor Wach.  The Oratory choir sang Casciolini’s Mass in A Minor with string accompaniment and a grand reception followed in the church hall where family and friends gathered to warmly welcome the sisters and to greet Monsignor Wach.   This foundation of the Sisters Adorers in the United States would not have been possible without the intercession of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception!  Praise be to Jesus Christ, King and Sovereign Priest. 


On Saturday last, Canon Post celebrated a Mass in honour of Wrexham martyr, St Richard Gwyn at the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Wrexham. Canon was assisted by Canon Scott Smith (deacon) and Deacon Andrew Morrow from Shrewsbury Cathedral (subdeacon). Canon Poucin sang in the choir.

The photographs of the event, organised by the Latin Mass Society can be viewed here.


For the week commencing Monday 26th August through Friday 30th August, the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest gathered at the motherhouse in the beautiful hills of Tuscany at the International Seminary in Gricigliano. The week is an important occasion in the lives of the ICKSP Clergy: in addition to providing them with spiritual, liturgical and practical instruction, the gathering is an opportunity for the priests to enjoy a fraternal reunion with brother priests, who rarely have an opportunity to see one another. In addition, the Canons received their assignments for the coming year.

Below is a photographic record of the week.

Monday 26 August 2019 – The Gregorian Chant of the Veni Creator, Adoration and Vespers

Tuesday 27th August 2019 – Solemn Mass Celebrated by Monsignor Wach and Renewal by the Canons of their Sacred Commitment in the Institute

Wednesday 28th August 2019 – Solemn Mass celebrated by Monsignor Schmitz, with procession and consecration of the Institute to the Sacred Heart

Wednesday 28th August 2019 – Dinner with His Eminence Cardinal Betori, Archbishop of Florence, and Dom Nault, Abbot of Saint Wandrille

Thursday 29th August 2019 – Mass with Pontificals celebrated by Dom Nault, Abbot of Saint-Wandrille

Thursday 29th August 2019 – Pontifical Vespers presided over by Dom Nault, Abbot of Saint-Wandrille

Friday 30th August 2019 – Te Deum of Thanksgiving

Private Masses of the Canons

Special Meal to celebrate the 40 years of Priesthood of Monsignor Wach and Canon Mora

Canons at various meal times during the week

Group Photographs of the Canons of the Institute

Various lectures, Instructions and Conferences



A retreat on the configuration of the priestly heart after the Heart of Jesus Christ

Preached by the Canons of the ICKSP
Secular and religious clergy welcome
Individual spiritual direction available
Comfortable, en-suite single accommodation
Full board included
Set in the peaceful & beautiful Stonyhurst Estate

Cost: £320 per person
23 places only – booking closes 30th September


Many people from around the world travelled to Florence, Italy to witness the timeless magnificence of the sacred rites of Holy Mother Church, as she ordained new young men to be servants of her God and King, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Commencing on Monday, 1st July, the first year seminarians received the cassock from our Prior General, Monsignor Gilles Wach. Henceforth they will put aside the attire of this world to “put on Christ as their portion” and be a visible sign to the world of their devotion and service to Holy Mother Church.

On Tuesday, 2nd July, the clerical tonsure, the ordination of porters, lectors, exorcists and acolytes was conferred on the seminarians of each class, imparting on them the corollary graces necessary to the priestly office, to which they have been called by God. His Lordship, Bishop Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles (Louisiana).


On Wednesday, 3rd July those called to the Sacred Orders of the subdeaconate and the deaconate were ordained by Archbishop Pozzo. They received the necessary grace for their new responsibilities and advance in their solemn commitment to perpetual celibacy for the Kingdom of Heaven and to the selfless service of Holy Mother Church for the salvation of souls.

On Thursday, 4th July, 7 young men were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ by the hands of His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. The seven newly ordained priests will henceforth walk this earth as dispensers of the mysteries of God and the sacraments of salvation. Deo gratias!

We give due thanks to God for the gifts He has bestowed on us durting this week by the solemn chant of the Te Deum in seminary chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Gricigliano in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Following Solemn Benediction, the evening continued with the annual banquet dinner to celebrate with the families of the ordained all the blessings received this past year and our Lord’s gift of the sacred priesthood to His Church. No celebration of such divine magnificence and generosity would be complete without fireworks!