Saturday 20 June, 11:00AM: First Solemn High Mass in England of newly ordained Fr Ian Verrier, FSSP at St James Church, Spanish Place, 22 George Street, London W1U 3QY.
Byrd's Mass for Four Voices
With Clergy from the FSSP
Born in Birmingham in 1982, Fr Verrier grew up as an Anglican and read Music at Manchester University. After his conversion, he taught Music in a boarding school and entered our American seminary in 2008. Please come and give thanks to God for yet a new priest, who will begin his ministry in Reading this summer.
Refreshments and First Blessings in church basement after Mass.
Plenary indulgence granted to those attending the Mass. All welcome.
Read interview of then-Seminarian Verrier here: http://thepathlesstaken7.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/i-fell-in-love-with-latin-mass.html by Mary O'Regan.
In England, up to last week, we were but two priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in one house. Not enough to make hell tremble! Through God’s mercy and through your prayers, in the last dozen years we have ordained 7 priests from this country: Fr Konrad zu Loewenstein in 2002; Fr Brendan Gerard in 2006; Frs Matthew Goddard and William Barker in 2009; Fr Simon Harkins in 2010; Fr Matthew McCarthy in 2011 and Fr Ian Verrier this month. In addition, we have 10 seminarians from England and Wales beginning or continuing their studies at our two international seminaries in Bavaria and Nebraska next autumn. This gives reasonable hopes for one new deacon and one new priest from England and Wales ordained every year in the forthcoming years. Please pray for more work entrusted to our priests in England, and more will be sent.
Please consider making your prayer for vocations even more fruitful through our prayer network, the Confraternity of St Peter: http://www.fssp.org/en/confraternite.htm . You only need to pray daily one decade of the Rosary, recite one prayer for vocations and have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered once a year for vocations. In return, you can gain special indulgences and also be supported by the prayers of our 160 seminarians and of our 250 priests. Every day, 13 Holy Masses are offered specifically for the intentions of the 4,700 members of the Confraternity and for our vocations.