Bishop Schneider Celebrates Pontifical Mass at FSSP Allentown

On Sunday, February 11th, 2018, Quinquagesima Sunday, St. Stephen of Hungary Parish, our apostolate in Allentown, PA, was blessed to welcome His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. Bishop Schneider celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne, assisted by pastor Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, with Fr. Zachary Akers and Fr. Joseph Favole-Mihm serving as deacon and subdeacon, respectively. Many voices contributed to the beautiful music of the Mass.

The church was overflowing with faithful, many of whom traveled great distances to attend the Mass, from northern Virginia, Philadelphia and other Fraternity apostolates. The parish arranged a wonderful brunch with the Bishop after Mass, and he gave a talk that you can listen to here!

February 17, 2018