St. Martha’s Guild Membership

The All Saints St. Martha’s Guild meets quarterly to help prepare the church for the liturgical seasons and to assist with the weekly preparation of sacred linens. The group is open to the ladies of the parish and meets after the Saturday 8am Mass on the days appointed. In addition the ladies of the parish are invited to attend a series of Spiritual Reflections given throughout the year. These reflections are given in the Church on the days appointed following Compline at 7pm.

The first of these reflections is scheduled for:

Wednesday 24 September.

Membership of the guild is open to all ladies in the parish who complete the attached registration form. A member of the guild will be asked to participate on the Parish Council.

St. Martha’s Guild registration form.




Dr. Pepino Speaks

All Saints Cheese & Wine Lecture Series

Saturday 20 September 2014 at 6pm in the parish centre

Dr. John Pepino speaks on the first four Ecumenical Councils.

There are two ways a man might view the Church of Christ. He might look at it from the “outside,” and see it only as an organization. He may think of it as a political body of some sort, or a social group, or even identify it with the priests and bishops and consider it the means of dominating other people. But in every instance his interest in the Church is limited to the human element alone. He sees nothing but a group of “men,” not unlike any other organization around him. The man of faith, on the other hand, will look at the Church from “within.” He will see it as the Church of God, the Body of Christ. It is for him a God-directed organization, sustained by the activity of its divine Soul, the Holy Spirit Himself.

The history of the Catholic Church, then, is really a spiritual history: the account of how the Holy Spirit has sustained it through the centuries; of how, in His own manner, He has enabled it to withstand persecutions from without and the errors which threatened it from within. The problems the Church has faced in the past two thousand years would have ruined any purely human organization, yet the Church remains. There has been growth, development-nonessential change. But the faith, the sacraments have remained untouched. The power of the Holy Spirit has triumphed over the trials of time. Central in this long history of the Church’s life stand the twenty General (or Ecumenical) Councils. A study of the Councils is, in fact, a study of the Church’s history-of the doctrinal and disciplinary problems that have beset her.

About Dr. Pepino

From boyhood, French-born John Pepino has had an interest in the transformations and continuities of the late Roman Empire and early Middle Ages in both society and the Church. This ultimately led to his PhD from Catholic University of America in 2009 in Greek and Latin (with a concentration on the Fathers of the Church). For the past ten years, he has taught Patristics, Latin, Greek, and Church History at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska.

All Saints Fall Courses 2014 Schedule

Course Schedule

Courses begin on Friday 5 September at 9:15am at St. Boniface, 629 2nd St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Please see the following for dates that classes will be held throughout the year.

Week 1 – Friday 5 September (no Chant)
Week 2 – Friday 12 September (Into to Philosophy)
Week 3 – Friday 19 September
Week 4 – Friday 26 September (Intro to Philosophy)
Week 5 – Friday 3 October  (no Chant)

No classes on Friday 10 October

Week 6 – Friday 17 October (Intro to Philosophy)
Week 7 – Friday 24 October

No classes on Friday 31 October

Week 8 – Friday 7 November (no Chant) (Intro to Philosophy)
Week 9 – Friday 14 November
Week 10 – Friday 21 November (Intro to Philosophy)

No classes on Friday 28 November

Week 11 – Friday 5 December (no Chant)
Week 12 – Friday 12 December (Intro to Philosophy)
Week 13 – Friday 19 December

No classes on Friday 26 December

2015 Schedule tbd

The Sacrament of Confirmation

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)


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


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


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.