The Feast of St. Peter in Chains Holy Hour

Friday 1st August 2014

Feast of St. Peter in Chains

Holy Hour for Peace in the Middle East at 6pm

followed by the Mass of St. Peter in Chains

The votive mass of the Sacred Heart for First Fridays will be said at 12:10pm

On September 12, 2013 the Holy See granted the petition of the last General Chapter to “celebrate the feast of St. Peter in Chains, August 1, as a feast of the Third Class in Fraternity Houses and Apostolates.” The texts for the Divine office can be found in the supplement which was already mailed to you by Fr. Evrat and which is attached once again to this message.

Given the horrendous persecution which Christians are undergoing today in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, I would like us to dedicate this Feast of our Patron, and First Friday of the month this year, to pray that they may persevere in the faith, and may be delivered from this terrible persecution.

Each Fraternity parish, chapel and apostolate is asked to organize a Holy Hour on August 1 for this intention.  In doing so we will imitate the prayers of the Church for St. Peter which are recounted in the Epistle for this great feast: Petrus quidem servbatur in carcere; oratio autem fiebat sine intermissione ab Ecclesia ad Deum pro eo. (Act. 12:5)

Very Rev. John Berg

General Superior FSSP

All Saints Courses Fall 2014

Online registration is now open for our homeschool courses.

See our parish life page for course descriptions and registration.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation Registrations Now Open

Now, when the apostles, who were in Jerusalem, had heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John. Who, when they were come, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost. For he was not as yet come upon any of them: but they were only baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands upon them: and they received the Holy Ghost. (Acts 8:14-7)

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The Sacrament of Confirmation will be made available to parishioners of the Church of All Saints on 

Saturday 11 October 2014 at 10:00am

at the Cathedral of St Paul.

His Excellency Bishop Cozzens

will administer the sacrament

which will be accompanied by a Solemn High Mass. 

See the Sacraments page for details

Extraordinary Form Mass Times

FSSP Coat of ArmsEffective on September 14, 2013, the Mass and Devotionals schedule for All Saints Catholic Church will be as follows:

Mass Times

Sunday: 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday: 12:10 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM & 12:10 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM &12:10 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM & 12:10 PM
Friday: 12:10 PM (7:00 PM on First Fridays)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days & First Fridays: 7:00 PM

Masses provided by the Archdiocese in the Ordinary Form

Saturday: 5:00 PM (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: 8:00 AM

Confessions

Saturdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
30 Minutes before all Masses

Devotions

Divine Office

Office of Terce:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM
Office of Compline:  Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (also following Holy Day Masses)

Miraculous Medal Devotions

Wednesdays after 12:10 PM Mass

Benediction and Act of Reparation

Holy hour from 6:00 PM. Benediction at 6:50 PM on Holy Days and First Fridays

First Saturday Devotions

Litany of Loreto following 8:00 AM Mass

About the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

FSSP Coat of ArmsMission of the Fraternity

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (Fraternitas Sacertodatlis Sancti Petri in Latin) is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world.  The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold:  first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.

The spiritual formation of the priests in the Fraternity is based in the Sacred Tradition of the Church, and is founded upon four pillars:

  • A deep love and devotion to the Blessed Eucharist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  • Faithful following of Christ the High Priest, source of all grace, our example and our inspiration.
  • Filial love and true devotion to Mary the Mother of Priests and patroness of our seminary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • Loyalty and fidelity to, and dependence on, the Magisterium of the Church and the successor of Saint Peter, our Patron.

The Coat of Arms of the Fraternity

The two crossed keys principally evoke Saint Peter, Patron of our Fraternity. They also refer to the Holy See, to which we have been united with indefectible fidelity since our foundation. The absence of a tiara and the color of the background, however, clearly distinguish our arms from those of the Apostolic See. The blue background, a Marian color, reminds us that the FSSP is under the protection of the Mother of God (Constitutions #4). Lastly, the tears commemorate the difficult historical circumstances of our inception: “Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent” (Ps 125, 5), as well as Saint Peter’s triple assertion of love for the Lord (Jn 21, 15-17). This number may also evoke the three central aspects of our charism – hierarchical fidelity, doctrinal rectitude and the Gregorian liturgy.

Founding of the Fraternity

In 1988, Pope John Paul II established the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter as a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, and approved its constitutions. The Fraternity was founded in response to the Holy Father’s call to ecclesial unity and the new evangelization. Hence, our name denotes a filial love and loyalty to the Supreme Pontiff. The primary patron of the Fraternity from its inception was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, later becoming Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

History of the FSSP in North America

In 1994, with the permission of Bishop Timlin, Father Josef Bisig announced the establishment of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary at Elmhurst. It was soon apparent that the growing number of seminarians mandated a separate building. In 1998, at the invitation of Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, the decision was made to construct a seminary in Denton, and in the fall of 2000 the new seminary opened.

Since its formation, the North American District has experienced a continuing increase in the establishment of parishes and apostolates. Under Father Devillers, first North American District Superior, and his successors, Frs. Paul Carr and George Gabet (the current District Superior), parishes and apostolates have been established in seventeen dioceses in the United States. In addition to the aforementioned dioceses they include, the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado and the Dioceses of Rapid City (South Dakota), Little Rock (Arkansas), Lincoln and Omaha (Nebraska), Youngstown (Ohio), Paterson (New Jersey), Kansas City (Kansas), Atlanta (Georgia), Tulsa and Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Corpus Christi and Dallas (Texas), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Indianapolis (Indiana), Sacramento (California) and Boise City (Idaho). All Saints Catholic Church became the newest parish to be served by the Fraternity, with priests taking over administrative and pastoral duties of the Parish in July 2013.

In 1995 the pastoral work of the District truly became “North American” with the invitation to the Fraternity by His Grace, Archbishop Marcel Gervais, Archbishop of Ottawa (Ontario), to minister in Canada. With the invitation of other members of the Canadian hierarchy the Fraternity has established parishes and apostolates in Ottawa and St. Catharines (Ontario), Calgary (Alberta) and Vancouver (British Columbia).

Through its first decade the number of District priests has also increased tremendously. From its original two members the District now has 75 priests engaged in pastoral or seminary work. This number continues to grow each year through ordinations.


For more information about the history, mission and apostolate of the FSSP, please visit the FSSP North America page and the FSSP International page.