2014 USA Ordinations: FSSP and ICKSP


The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
2014 Priestly Ordinations
Omaha, Nebraska and Leesburg, Virginia

North American District will celebrate ordinations in two locations — Omaha, Nebraska, and Leesburg, Virginia.

The Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, will travel to Omaha in order to ordain seven Fraternity deacons to the priesthood:

Joshua Curtis, Michael Flick, Joseph Heffernan, Paul Leung, Daniel Nolan, Joshua Passo, Robert Dow

For all those interested, particularly those accustomed to traveling to Lincoln or Denton for Ordinations, make plans to attend at the Omaha location:

Saint Cecilia Cathedral 701 N 40th St. Omaha, NE 68131
May 31, 2014, 10 a.m.


Two weeks later, the Most Reverend James Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, will travel to Leesburg, Virginia to ordain the other two Fraternity deacons to the priesthood:

Zachary Akers and Daniel Heenan

For our supporters in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, make plans now to attend this ordination in your area!
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr. NE Leesburg, VA 20176
June 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.


The Institute of Christ the King
2014 Priestly Ordinations in the U.S.A.
St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, Missouri

O Lord, send us many holy priests!” It is the custom in the worldwide apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to add this invocation to the Divine Praises which are recited at each Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. By the grace of God obtained through the prayers of the Institute’s family and friends, the numbers of seminarians have steadily increased over the last several years. Of the 80 men who are currently enrolled at St. Philip Neri International Seminary in Gricigliano, near Florence, Italy, in order to become priests for Holy Mother Church, one in every three comes from the United States and Canada. Having participated in the preparatory year of discernment and formation in the Institute’s apostolates in the United States, these nearly thirty North American seminarians then proceed over the course of seven years to mount the altar step by step, receiving the various Minor and Major Orders of the Church after much prayer, study, and work in the community life of the international seminary.


With heartfelt gratitude to Divine Providence, it is our joy to announce the upcoming priestly ordinations which will take place this summer in the United States. With the gracious permission of His Grace, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, several American deacons will be ordained to the holy priesthood at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be conferred by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, during the solemn Pontifical Mass which will be offered on this feast in honor of Mary Immaculate, principal patroness of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

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Send us your photos!

It’s summertime, there will be priests wearing their summer cassock…white! Take a photo of them and send it to us so we could post it online. Don’t forget your name, the priest’s name, what parish and city and state in your email. TLMofSF@gmail.com. Thanks!

Canon Richard von Menshengen, ICKSP St Gianna Oratory, Tucson AZ Photo credit TLM of SF

Canon Richard von Menshengen, ICKSP
St Gianna Oratory, Tucson AZ
Photo credit TLM of SF

Ascension Thursday

“It has always seemed logical to me that the most holy humanity of Christ should ascend to the glory of the Father. The ascension has always made me very happy. But I think that the sadness that is particular to the day of the ascension is also a proof of the love that we feel for Jesus Christ, our Lord. He is God made man, perfect man, with flesh like ours, with blood like ours in his veins. Yet he leaves us and goes up to heaven. How can we help but miss his presence?”
Christ is Passing By, no. 117


Rogation Wednesday

The Liturgical Year – Paschal Time Vol. III
By: Dom Gueranger Imprimatur 1927

For the third time, holy Church marshals her children in procession, and makes a solemn appeal to the divine mercy. Let us follow her sacred standard, and join her in invoking the intercession of the saints. The Litany, in which we pray to all the choirs of the heavenly Jerusalem, is both a magnificent and a powerful prayer: it is the Church triumphant uniting with the Church militant in praying for the salvation of the world.

O MARY! Mother of God, Virgin of virgins, miracle of divine power, exercise in our favour thy maternal mediation with Him, who, though God, is thy Son!

Michael the invincible, Gabriel, welcome messenger of our salvation, Raphael, affectionate physician of them that are suffering; Angels and Archangels who Continue reading

Back in Tucson!

I’m back in Tucson! It’s 104 degrees today! I attended the Tridentine Mass at the St Gianna Oratory this morning. Later in the afternoon I took Canon von Menshengen, ICKSP to lunch.

I will be attending Mass again on Ascension Thursday at St Gianna Oratory. Planning on taking photos and video recording it.

The photos below are of Canon von Menshengen in his summer cassock…white!

We will probably never see the priests in the San Francisco Bay Area wearing a white cassock let alone a black one…

Email us your photos of your priest wearing their summer cassock. Their name, parish and city…