New FSSP Apostolate at All Saint's parish in Minneapolis

via Eponymous
Edit: this parish was one of those which was slated for closing, now it's being given new life. We'd earlier felt that the Archbishop's subordinates were being deliberately unfair in their choice of parishes to close, but this really makes up for that.

Minneapolis is one of the more Liberal cities in the United States. Its conservative working class community in Northeast Minneapolis should appreciate this.

Here is the Archbishop's letter:

June 22, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am happy to announce that the parish of All Saints of Minneapolis will have a pastor and an associate to serve you beginning next month.

As you have likely seen and heard in parish communications over the past few months, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter has offered to send two of its members to care for the parish of All Saints, which has been without a pastor for more than a year. After consultation with your parish trustees and your parish pastoral council, as well as the presbyteral council, a representative body of priests from across the Archdiocese, I have accepted the Fraternity’s offer.

Father Peter Bauknecht and Father Simon Harkins will begin their service at All Saints on July 3, 2013. Fr. Bauknecht will serve as pastor.

As you may know, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is a Catholic Clerical Society of Apostolic Life dedicated to providing Catholics access to the extraordinary form of the liturgy according to the liturgical books of 1962. You can find out more about the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter at their website: Mass in the extraordinary form will be offered at All Saints. Mass in the current form to which you are accustomed will be offered, as well.
[It's unclear if that's the FSSP or a diocesan priest offering it] A Mass schedule will be established, in consultation with All Saints parish leadership.[So perhaps it's the hybrid approach where the diocese and the Fraternity share the parish?]

Please join me in welcoming Father Bauknecht and Father Harkins. I will be praying for these priests as they begin service in your parish and I ask that you join me supporting their work through prayer, as well.

With every good wish, I am,
Cordially yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt
Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
HT Rorate

After summer, remind me to make some cool map widget thing that shows where the TLMs are in the area.  I've been meaning to do this for a while(in my ample free time). 


  1. You probably know this but at St. Stan's in Milwaukee its a hybrid approach, but thats sort of being weeded out it seems

  2. No worries, the FSSP will not say the Novus Ordo. They have not been trained to do so and it is not something the FSSP priest do.


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