Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Important News from the FSSP

Yesterday, the Fraternity of St Peter began its 2018 General Chapter, which is being held this year at their American seminary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Denton, Nebraska. On the agenda are the elections of various leadership positions, mostly importantly, that of a new Superior General, since Fr John Berg, the American priest who has led them for the last twelve years, has now completed the second of the two six-year terms allowed by their constitutions. And of course, plans will be discussed for the growth of their established apostolates, with an eye to the gradual establishment of new ones. We encourage our readers to click over to this page of their website, where they can find the Latin and English text of prayers to the Holy Spirit which the FSSP has requested for the good success of the Chapter.

Fr Berg ends his term on as Superior General on a high note, with news of two new apostolates given to the Fraternity, on opposite ends of the United States. His Excellency Thomas Tobin, bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, has welcomed them to the church of St Mary, one of the oldest parishes in his episcopal city; the church is located at 538 Broadway, close to a highway which makes it easily accessible for most of south-eastern New England. The Fraternity will arrive at the church on August 1st; we will post further information about the Mass schedule as soon as we have it.

As reported on Corpus Christi Watershed, and the website Angelus News, His Excellency José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, has established a personal parish dedicated to the traditional Mass at the church of St Vitus, located at 607 4th St in San Fernando, and placed it under the pastoral care of the Fraternity. It was offically opened on June 25th; click here for the schedule of services.

Palm Sunday at St Victor, the church which has hosted the FSSP in Los Angeles hitherto; from our first Palm Sunday photopost this year.
Our deepest thanks to Archbishop Gomez and Bishop Tobin for their pastoral sollicitude on behalf of the faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and our congratulations and best wishes to the Fraternity - ad multos annos!

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