Ignatian Day of Recollection

Join Fr. James Buckley F.S.S.P., Spiritual Director of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary for a day of silent prayer and reflection following the exercises of St. Ignatius.

Saturday 28 February 2015

from 8am to 4pm

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (composed from 1522–1524) are a set of Christian meditations, prayers and mental exercises, written by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th-century Spanish priest, theologian, and founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). This special one day recollection will synthesis the important aspect of the Spiritual Exercises and provide an opportunity for confession and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Coffee & Tea are available but please provide your own lunch.

Parish Restoration Project

In recent weeks the finance council has been gathering different estimates and bids for the renovation of the Church after the fire on 28 December 2014. Initially the scale of these improvements was limited to repairing the damaged area and removing smoke damaged items. However upon further inspection it was noted that the cost of carrying out the works covered by the insurance also greatly reduced the cost of additional work that has been on hold for some time. Therefore the finance council has prepared a list of additional works it wishes to carry out in the church to repair items such as; damage ceiling tiles, plaster work and flaking paint etc.

In order to facilitate this work it will be necessary hear daily confessions and offer weekday Masses in the Parish Centre. Sunday Masses will continue to be said in Church at the usual times.

 

 

All Saints Winter Courses 2015

All Saints Winter Courses begin on

16th January 2015 and meet ever Friday until 27th March 2015.

Please note there will be no classes on Friday 6th March 13 March 2015.

Changes to the parish schedule

 

Changes to the parish schedule

effective from Sunday 30 November 2015

Beginning from the 1st Sunday of Advent (30 November 2015) the following changes will be made to the parish schedule.

  • the daily mass offered at 12:10pm will now be listed as 12:15pm
  • the Divine Office of Compline previously sung on Wednesdays at 7pm will now be sung on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
  • the monthly meeting of the St. Joseph’s Guild that previously met at 7pm will now meet at 7:30pm.
  • the quarterly reflections for the St Martha’s Guild will now also begin at 7:30pm.

These changes have been made in response to the lived experience of the last year and to aid the members of the choir to attend the various activities of the parish.

Extraordinary Form Mass Times

FSSP Coat of ArmsEffective on November 30, 2014, the Mass and Devotionals schedule for All Saints Catholic Church will be as follows:

Mass Times

Sunday: 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday: 12:15 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM & 12:15 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM &12:15 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM & 12:15 PM
Friday: 12:15 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 7:30 PM (also following Holy Day Masses)

Benediction and Act of Reparation

Holy hour from 6:00 PM. Benediction at 6:50 PM on 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 Sacerdotalis 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.