Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces the Establishment of a Quasi-Parish at Saint Mary's Church

It is with great joy that we share this news with you. Archbishop Chaput has announced the establishment of a new “quasi-parish” of Saint Mary at St. Mary’s Church effective on August 1, 2018.  The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter will be entrusted to the care of the new “quasi-parish.”

Click on the following links for more detailed information on this announcement:

Archdiocese of Philadelphia official announcement

Archbishop Chaput’s Decree

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter blog announcement

We are grateful for the work of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput, St. Matthew’s Parish, Father Heron, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, and all those that helped make this possible.  We especially thank all of our friends of St. Mary’s Polish American Society for your prayers and support in order to keep St. Mary’s Church as a place of worship for our Catholic Community.

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter 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 Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter offers Masses in the Extraordinary Form (sometimes referred to as the Traditional or Tridentine Mass) rather than the Ordinary Form.

For more information:

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter home page in English

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter home page in Polish

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter – North American District - USA page

We'll have more information to come as we find out more.