Fr De Malleray has written to pass on the good news that the Reading house of the Fraternity of St Peter in England, is now canonically erected as of today. The FSSP has been offering Mass there every Sunday for four years, and moved their permanent residence to Reading two years ago. The apostolate is under the care of Fr de Malleray and Fr Leworthy FSSP.
The canonical erection of an FSSP house is made by the superior general but requires the written consent of the diocesan Bishop: in this case, Bishop Crispian Hollis. The Fathers, and I am sure, all of us, are grateful to Bishop Hollis for his kind consent to the establishment of the apostolate of the FSSP on a permanent basis. Congratulations to the FSSP on this important milestone in their work in England.
Very Rev Fr John Berg, FSSP will solemnly inaugurate St John Fisher House on Sunday 3rd October 2010. After the 11am Solemn High Mass (External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary) at St William of York Church, the faithful are invited to come to the house for a visit and refreshments. There is a special invitation for clergy (diocesan, religious, and seminarians) to a special 'Opening' day at St John Fisher House on Monday 11th October 2010 from 11am to 4pm, on the Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
You can read the full announcement at the FSSP England site.