Bishop Schneider to Confer FSSP Priestly Ordination

September 3, 2019

On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, the Reverend Mr. William Rock, FSSP, will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by His Excellency the Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. The ordination will take place at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, our apostolate in Providence, Rhode Island, with first blessings and a reception to follow. Bishop Schneider will celebrate the 8 a.m. Low Mass the following day, Sunday, October 27th, and Mr. Rock will celebrate the 10 a.m. High Mass with first blessings afterwards. All are welcome!

Bishop Schneider ordained 7 FSSP candidates in 2014

This is the second time the Fraternity has had the privilege of welcoming Bishop Schneider as our ordaining bishop: in May of 2014, he came to St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha to confer Holy Orders on seven of our deacons. We are grateful for the opportunity to welcome him once again, and moreover, to one of our own parishes! The beautiful and historic church of St. Mary became an FSSP apostolate last year, with Fr. John Berg, FSSP, assigned as its first pastor.

For more information, you can download the flyer below or visit St. Mary’s website here. More details will follow in coming weeks regarding all the events surrounding the ordination, so stay tuned to the Missive for the latest. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on that same webpage by October 14th, 2019, and be sure to check out the discounted room rate available at the nearby Marriot for ordination attendees.

Please pray for Mr. Rock as he prepares to begin his life as a priest of God! +