Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Join us in the recitation of the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, this Friday, March 25, feast of the Annunciation in St John’s church.

6pm Stations of the Cross

6:30pm Sung Mass

Followed by Act of Consecration

Change in Mass-times

Please note the following changes to the weekday Mass schedule in St John’s.

Thursday 24th March – 5:30pm

Thursday 31st March – 1pm

Tuesday 5th April – 1pm

Upcoming Feasts

St Patrick’s Day

Thursday 17th March

Low Mass in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford at 10am

Sung Mass in St John’s Church, Waterford at 6:30pm

St Joseph’s Day

Saturday 19th March

Low Mass in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford at 9am

Sung Mass in St John’s Church, Waterford at 11:30am
Feast of the Annunciation

Friday 25th March

Sung Mass in St John’s church at 6:30pm

Lenten Day of Recollection

Saturday 12th March at St Peter’s College Chapel, Summerhill Road, Wexford Y35XFN8

10:30am Confessions
11am Holy Mass NB: this Mass will be instead of the usual Saturday Mass in Waterford.
11:45am Adoration and Talk
12:45pm Benediction
1pm Teas and coffees

Holy Week 2022

Sacred Triduum in St John’s Church, Waterford

Holy Thursday

Sung Mass – 8pm. Followed by adoration at the Altar of Repose until midnight. Confessions available when adoration begins.

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross – 12pm

Passion of our Lord – 4:30pm

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil – 10:45pm

Easter Sunday Masses

10am in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford

1:30pm in St John’s Church, Waterford

Upcoming Masses

Rescheduled Masses

Mass on Monday 28th February will be at 6:30pm

Mass on Tuesday 1st March will be at 1pm

Ash Wednesday Masses

Low Mass in St Peter’s College Chapel, Wexford at 12pm

Sung Mass in  St John’s Church, Waterford at 5:30pm

Official communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Fribourg, February 21, 2022

On Friday, February 4, 2022, two members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Benoît Paul-Joseph, Superior of the District of France, and Fr. Vincent Ribeton, Rector of St. Peter’s Seminary in Wigratzbad, were received in private audience by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, for nearly an hour.

During the very cordial meeting, they recalled the origins of the Fraternity in 1988, the Pope expressed that he was very impressed by the approach taken by its founders, their desire to remain faithful to the Roman Pontiff and their trust in the Church. He said that this gesture should be “preserved, protected and encouraged”.

In the course of the audience, the Pope made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of St. Peter are not affected by the general provisions of the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, since the use of the ancient liturgical books was at the origin of their existence and is provided for in their constitutions.

The Holy Father subsequently sent a decree signed by him and dated February 11, the day the Fraternity was solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, confirming for the members of the Fraternity the right to use the liturgical books in force in 1962, namely: the Missal, the Ritual, the Pontifical and the Roman Breviary.

Grateful to the Holy Father, the members of the Fraternity of St. Peter are in thanksgiving for this confirmation of their mission. They invite all the faithful who feel close to them as a spiritual family to attend or join them in prayer at the Mass tomorrow, on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, and to pray for the Supreme Pontiff.

Source :

Decree of Pope Francis confirming the use of the 1962 liturgical books

The Holy Father Francis, grants to each and every member of the Society of Apostolic Life “Fraternity of Saint Peter”, founded on July 18, 1988 and declared of “Pontifical Right” by the Holy See, the faculty to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass, and to carry out the sacraments and other sacred rites, as well as to fulfill the Divine Office, according to the typical editions of the liturgical books, namely the Missal, the Ritual, the Pontifical and the Roman Breviary, in force in the year 1962.

They may use this faculty in their own churches or oratories; otherwise it may only be used with the consent of the Ordinary of the place, except for the celebration of private Masses.

Without prejudice to what has been said above, the Holy Father suggests that, as far as possible, the provisions of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes be taken into account as well.

Given in Rome, near St. Peter’s, on February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the year 2022, the ninth year of my Pontificate.