The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter - FSSP

The Priestly Fraternity of St. 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 mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.

The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians. Shortly after the Fraternity's foundation and following upon a request by Cardinal Ratzinger, Bishop Joseph Stimpfle of Augsburg, Germany granted the Fraternity a home in Wigratzbad, a Marian shrine in Bavaria that now lodges the Fraternity's European seminary. In the same month of October there arrived a handful of priests and some thirty seminarians ready to start "from scratch". There are currently almost 200 priests and 110 seminarians in the Fraternity.

confirmation His Eminence George Cardinal Pell and Confirmation 2012.

The Fraternity of St. Peter currently operates two international houses of formation: the original formation house in Wigratzbad, Germany (diocese of Augsburg), and the other in Denton, Nebraska, U.S.A. (diocese of Lincoln). The Fraternity has organized its seminary training in accordance with the Church's norms on priestly formation, including a year of more intense spiritual preparation before entering the cycles of philosophy and theology. By fostering a balanced life of prayer, study, community life, and personal discipline, care is taken to foster human maturity and to acquire the spirit of the Gospel, in close union with Christ. The spiritual life in the houses is centered on the sacrifice of the Mass. Special attention is paid to the faithful observance of the "liturgical and spiritual traditions" according to the dispositions of the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei adflicta of July 2, 1988, which is at the origin of the Fraternity's foundation (Constitutions, Art. 8).

Once the formation progamme has been completed, the Fraternity's priests serve the faithful - under the direction of their bishop and within the terms of the Fraternity's own constitutions - in its various apostolates in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain , Nigeria and Benin. In the world, the priests of the Fraternity live in small communities and work to spread the Gospel by means of preaching, catechesis, youth education (scout troops, schools), and organizing pilgrimages and retreats, etc. With the full approval of the Holy See and the permission of local bishops, the priests provide a full sacramental life for the faithful, administered according to the liturgical books of 1962.

blessing Father Wong blessing gift after raffle.

FSSP Region of the Southern Cross

The Regional Superior for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in Australia is the Reverend Father Christopher Blust, FSSP, from Canada.

The Reverend Father Duncan Wong, FSSP, was appointed Parish Priest by His Eminence George Cardinal Pell at the nomination of the Very Reverend Father John Berg, Superior General. He is assisted by the Reverend Father Damonn Sypher, FSSP.

Father Wong is also the director of Ezechiel House Novitiate which falls under the jurisdiction of the Father General.

Fr Damonn Sypher is assistant priest at Maternal Heart of Mary and teach at Ezechiel House. Fr Paul Leung assists at both Maternal Heart of Mary and at Southern Cross House but resides at Ezechiel House where he teaches.

Fr Wong Fr Duncan Wong, FSSP, enjoying a lesson in theology.

Fr Adrian Fr Adrian Wee, FSSP, who now resides in Adelaide, at his farewell parish picnic.