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