On November 15, 2015 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), the Very Reverend John M. Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), celebrated a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno, CA, USA. Mass was followed by a special dinner at the nearby Saint Agnes Mission Hall, organized by our friends at the Fresno Traditional Mass Society. Father Berg then gave a short talk on the topic “The Family and the Traditional Mass”.
It was also at this event, that an announcement was made on the launching of a capital campaign to help establish a Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of Fresno. The Most Reverend Bishop Armando Ochoa has given the Fresno Traditional Latin Mass Society (FTLMS) permission to begin collecting donations to purchase a church. This parish will be like no other in the city of Fresno-dedicated to a full parish life centered on the Extraordinary Form liturgy! A traditional Latin Mass parish will be open to all Catholics, and will add to the Diocese of Fresno’s rich diversity. For more information or to make a contribution, please visit the Fresno Latin Mass Capital Campaign’s website.