Rorate Caeli

FSSP to offer Masses, Adoration two blocks from USCCB meetings

Two blocks from this month's U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meetings stands the shrine of Saint Alphonsus, administered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.

Today the FSSP announced the following:

The USCCB will meet for the 2018 Fall General Assembly next week in our nation’s premier See, that of Baltimore, Maryland. Among the issues they will be discussing is the current abuse crisis in the Church. The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori, our apostolate in Baltimore, located just two blocks from where the Bishops will meet, is aware of the importance of this Assembly and will be supporting the Bishops in prayer with a special Mass and adoration schedule during the time of the meeting. Our North American Superior, Fr. Michael Stinson, will join the parish this weekend as they prepare to begin the three days of prayer.

From November 12th through the 15th, three Masses per day will be offered at the Shrine, the evening ones being High Masses and those on Tuesday and Wednesday Solemn High. All Masses will be offered for the intentions of the Bishops. You can also enroll your own intentions to be included with those of the Bishops by visiting St. Alphonsus’ site here.

The Shrine will also hold continual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and daily Confessions during these three days. You are invited to join in person if you can, or in spirit if you are far away. Wherever we are during this critical meeting, let us pray and offer sacrifices for our leaders as they address the grave crisis afflicting the Church.