Stuttgart

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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!


Official communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter following the publication of the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes

Fribourg, July 20, 2021


The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, whose goal is the sanctification of priests through the faithful observance of the liturgical traditions prior to the reform implemented after the Second Vatican Council (cf. Constitutions n. 8), has received Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes with surprise.
Founded and canonically approved according to the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei Adflicta of Pope St. John Paul II of July 2, 1988, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has always professed its adherence to the entire Magisterium of the Church and its fidelity to the Roman Pontiff and the successors of the Apostles, exercising its ministry under the responsibility of the diocesan bishops. Referring in its Constitutions to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, the Fraternity has always sought to be in accord with what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called in 2005: "the hermeneutic of reform in the continuity of the Church" (Address to the Roman Curia, December 22, 2005).
Today, therefore, the Fraternity of St. Peter is deeply saddened by the reasons given for limiting the use of the Missal of Pope St. John XXIII, which is at the center of its charism. The Fraternity in no way recognizes itself in the criticisms made. It is surprising that no mention is made of the many fruits visible in the apostolates attached to the missal of St. John XXIII and the joy of the faithful in being able to benefit from this liturgical form. Many people have discovered or returned to the Faith thanks to this liturgy. How can we fail to notice, moreover, that the communities of the faithful attached to it are often young and flourishing, and that many Christian households, priests or religious vocations have come from it?
In the current context, we wish to reaffirm our unwavering fidelity to the successor of Peter on the one hand, and on the other, our desire to remain faithful to our Constitutions and charism, continuing to serve the faithful as we have done since our foundation. We hope to be able to count on the understanding of the bishops, whose authority we have always respected, and with whom we have always collaborated loyally.
Confident in the intercession of Our Lady and our Patron, Saint Peter, we hope to live this trial in faith and fidelity.

[source: fssp.org]

 

 


 

What's the latest at Saint Albert's?

Next Latin Mass with English sermon:

June 6th, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
June 27th, Exterior Solemnity of the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul

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.