Bishop Daniel Conlon Pays a Pastoral Visit to the Fraternity at St. Bernard’s Church in Joliet
On Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, the FSSP apostolate in the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois was honored by a visit from the Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon D.D., Bishop of Joliet. The Mass, celebrated by the community’s Chaplain, Fr. Joseph R. Valentine, FSSP, took place at St. Bernard’s Church in Joliet. Bishop Conlon attended in choir, preached the sermon, and joined the community afterward for a reception in the parish hall.
The Joliet Latin Mass Community was established four years ago when the former bishop, the Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain (now Archbishop of Seattle) invited the FSSP into the diocese. The community now has approximately 200 families, and the Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated at Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Naperville and St. Bernard’s Church in Joliet. They are currently exploring the possibility of buying or building a church to be the permanent home for the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese. Please visit the Joliet FSSP Latin Mass Community site for more information.
October 18, 2012