Clergy

NOTE: The clergy at the Oratory of the Immaculata is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

Bishop Thomas J.F. Sebastian, SSCR

Bishop Thomas JF Sebastian, SSCRHis Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop Thomas J.F. Sebastian, SSCR, is the Founder and Prior General of the Priestly Society of Christ the King. Born on May 13, 1963, and raised in Southern California, he attended Saint John's Seminary College (for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles), then continued his studies at Mater Dei Theological Seminary in Omaha, Nebraska. In response to a true and real need, His Excellency accepted the call to the Episcopacy and was consecrated in Kent, England, on the Feast of Saint Matthew, 1997. Since then, His Excellency has established or taken under his protective care a number of churches and chapels throughout the United States, including the Oratory of the Immaculata. His Excellency is also the spiritual protector of several convents and religious communities.
 
His Excellency's apostolate is centered upon the Restoration of the Empire of the Lord and the Mystical Body of Christ, which has fallen into confusion. His Excellency's love for Christ the King, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary have been at the forefront of his mission to return all Christians to the venerable traditions, disciplines and practices of the Church as they were before the disastrous changes implemented since the second half of the twentieth century. It is His Excellency's love of the Papacy and the true teachings of the Holy Fathers, the Popes, that fuel his courage to stand up against the heresy of Modernism and the vices it engenders.
 
The Oratory of the Immaculata is currently attached to the Monastic Foundation of the Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary (Coenobium Beatae Mariae Virginis Immaculatae) and is served by a priest appointed by His Excellency to care for the Faithful at the Oratory, as well as to discern and receive vocations to the religious life under the observance of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict.
 
Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus.