Bishop Paprocki Comes to St. Rose in Quincy; Blesses Altars with Confirmations & Procession

July 9, 2012

The Church of St. Rose of Lima, a historic landmark in Quincy, IL, re-opened and became the home of the Fraternity of Saint Peter in the fall of 2008. Before the church was re-opened, 3 marble altars, a matching altar rail, and a pulpit were installed. On June 10, 2012 the Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield IL, His Excellency Thomas J. Paprocki, consecrated and dedicated these altars before celebrating a Pontifical Mass. Earlier in the month, St. Rose of Lima proudly celebrated the Centennial of the Dedication of the church on Sunday, June 2.

During the Mass, Bishop Paprocki conferred the sacrament of Confirmation on two members of the community, and then offered an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Congratulations to Fr. Arnaud Devillers F.S.S.P., pastor of St. Rose and former Fraternity District Superior.  We wish to thank both Bishop Thomas Paprocki and his predecessor, Bishop Emeritus George Lucas, for their wonderful support of the Fraternity of St. Peter and the Latin Mass in the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.

The Day before, Fr. Devillers, Chaplain, enrolls 7 altar boys in the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen.
The Day before, Fr. Devillers, Chaplain, enrolls 7 altar boys in the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki during the Litanies of the Saints at the beginning of the ceremony.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki during the Litanies of the Saints at the beginning of the ceremony.
Fr. Josef Bisig, Rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, co-consecrator for the altar of St. Joseph.
Fr. Josef Bisig, Rector of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, co-consecrator for the altar of St. Joseph.
At the throne: Bishop Paprocki seated with Fr. Daren Zehnle at his right and Fr. Devillers at his left with Fr. Bisig seated to the Bishop's right behind the altar servers.
At the throne: Bishop Paprocki seated with Fr. Daren Zehnle at his right and Fr. Devillers at his left,with Fr. Bisig seated to the Bishop's right seated behind the servers.
The Deacon, Fr. John Melnick, S.S.A., is singing the Gospel.
The Deacon, Fr. John Melnick, S.S.A., is singing the Gospel.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki preaching.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki preaching.
Confirmations: (from left to right) Fr. Arnaud Devillers F.S.S.P., Fr. John Melnick S.S.A., His Excellency, the Masters of Ceremony Drew Zanger and Seminarian Daniel Heenan, and Fr. Thomas Fritschen F.S.S.P.
Confirmations: (from left to right) Fr. Arnaud Devillers F.S.S.P., Fr. John Melnick S.S.A., His Excellency,the Masters of Ceremony Drew Zanger and Seminarian Daniel Heenan, and Fr. Thomas Fritschen F.S.S.P.
The Bishop, assisted by Fr. Devillers, during the Preface.
The Bishop, assisted by Fr. Devillers, during the Preface.
Holy Communion: the Bishop is assisted by the Deacon and Subdeacon. The other minister of holy communion is Fr. Kevin Drew, a priest of the Kansas-City-St-Joseph Diocese who hails from Quincy.
Holy Communion: the Bishop is assisted by the Deacon and Subdeacon. The other minister of holy communion is Fr. Kevin Drew, a priest of the Kansas-City-St-Joseph Diocese who hails from Quincy.
The Pontifical Mass was followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to solemnize Corpus Christi.
The Pontifical Mass was followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to solemnize Corpus Christi.
The bishop, ministers, confirmants, and servants after the ceremony.
The bishop, ministers, confirmants, and servants after the ceremony.
After the 4 hour ceremony, everyone enjoys some refreshments and some earthly sustenance.
After the 4 hour ceremony, everyone enjoys some refreshments and some earthly sustenance.