Fr. Gregory Bartholomew, FSSP, Offers His First Mass at St. Michael the Archangel in Scranton
Father Gregory Bartholomew, FSSP, traveled with numerous Fraternity priests to St. Michael the Archangel Church in Scranton, PA, in order to offer his First Mass, a beautiful Solemn High Mass for the External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary. Fr. Bartholomew was assisted by Fr. Garrick Huang, FSSP. Fr. Antony Sumich, FSSP, was Deacon and Fr. Brian McDonnell, FSSP, was Sub-Deacon. Others in choir included Fr. Josef Bisig, FSSP, Rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary and Fr. Eric Flood, FSSP, the District Superior for North America. The sermon was given by Fr. James Buckley, FSSP, on the nature of the priesthood of Christ, and the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
After Mass Father Bartholomew joined St. Michael’s Assistant Pastor, Fr. Joseph Poisson, FSSP, and several other Fraternity priests and seminarians along with the lay faithful in a Rosary Procession through the streets of the West End. The day concluded with another large reception in Father’s honor while he gave more first blessings and enjoyed the company of all. Father Bartholomew will now offer the fruits of his new priesthood to the residents of central Kansas as he joins Fr. John Rickert, FSSP, in our apostolate in Maple Hill.
October 15, 2012