Minneapolis parish welcomes Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

All Saints parish in Minneapolis will be served by two priests from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter beginning July 3.

Father Peter Bauknecht will serve as pastor and will be assisted by Father Simon Harkins, Archbishop John Nienstedt announced in a letter to parishioners last month. The parish has been without a pastor for more than a year.

The fraternity is a Catholic clerical society of apostolic life established by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1988 and dedicated to providing Catholics access to the extraordinary form of the liturgy according to the liturgical books of 1962.

It is currently active in 34 dioceses in the United States and six in Canada, according to its website at http://www.fssp.org. It does not serve in any other parish in the archdiocese.

The two priests will offer the traditional Latin Mass while another priest will be scheduled to continue to offer Mass in the current form. A Mass schedule will be established in consultation with All Saints’ parish leadership.

In his letter, Archbishop Nienstedt noted that the decision to accept the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter’s offer to serve was made in consultation with All Saints’ parish trustees, the parish pastoral council and the archdiocesan presbyteral council, a representative body of priests from across the archdiocese.

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