Stuttgart

Niederlassungsinfo

Welcome to the English-speaking Latin Mass community in Stuttgart!

 

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Stuttgart is serving a very international community of traditional catholics in the area. Since October 2019 we're offering a monthly Sunday Mass with English sermon for the growing anglophone community. This section is meant to give you an outline about our identity and pastoral work. Our rectory is located in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen near the subway station Zuffenhausen and our church Saint Albert's is near the subway station Porsche / Neuwirtshaus. On Sundays one of the fathers is serving a German-speaking community at Saint Leonhard's in Schwäbisch Gmünd!

We are excited to meet you in church as soon as possible!


What's the latest at Saint Albert's?

2021

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Homeschooling

Are you a U.S. family in the Stuttgart area with permission to homeschool?

Do you need supervision, hints? Do you want to meet other American families in the area?

Reach out to Father to get in touch with the local community!


Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday

1800-1820 Confessions

1830-1915 Holy Mass

Saturday

0830-0915 Holy Mass

0930-1030 Adoration and confessions

Sunday

0800-0900 Low Mass, confessions before

0930-1030 High Mass

1130-1230 Low Mass, confessions before

*First Sunday of a month

1050-1120 Confessions in English

1130-1230 High Mass with English sermon

*First Friday of a month - First Friday Devotion

0915-0945 Confessions in English

1000 High Mass with English sermon, followed by benediction


Who we are

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is a clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, canonically erected by Pope St. John Paul II in 1988. Their priests serve in apostolates across the world, with the faithful celebration of the traditional Mass and Sacraments (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) at the center of their charism. The members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, nourished through the spiritual riches of the Church’s ancient Roman Liturgy, strive to sanctify the seminarians, religious and faithful entrusted to their pastoral care.
The Fraternity has chosen St. Peter as their special patron in order to express their gratitude, filial love, and loyalty to the Supreme Pontiff. With more than 300 priests and 150 seminarians from 30 countries, the Fraternity serves in over 130 dioceses on 5 continents. International headquarters are located in Fribourg, Switzerland and North American headquarters in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Fraternity seminarians receive training at one of two international seminaries: Priesterseminar Sankt Petrus in Wigratzbad, Germany (for German and French speakers) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska (for English speakers).
Using the ancient liturgy as our well-spring, we form our priests in the traditions of the Church to serve at the altar and in the parish so that the fullness of Christ might enter the emptiness of the world.
 

Why the extraordinary form

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is the liturgy of the Catholic Church in use before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. This includes the Mass, the Sacraments, various rites of blessing and more.

On July 7th 2007, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued an apostolic letter called Summorum Pontificum . In this letter he declared that older form of the Roman rite was never abrogated, and that it “must be given due honor for its venerable and ancient usage.” (SP Art. 1)

His Holiness termed the traditional Latin Mass – the older form – the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This older form has been in use for many centuries. During this time it was at the heart of the Church and Western culture, nourishing countless generations.

Our Fraternity has chosen to place the Extraordinary Form, the traditional Roman Rite, at the heart of our charism because we believe that it distinctly expresses the sacrificial nature of the priesthood and provides a steady, unchanging and beautiful mode of prayer sanctified by time and usage.