Yesterday, Father William Lawrence, FSSP, visited our parish of St. Stephen the First Martyr in Sacramento. In 2021 Fr. Lawrence became the first Provincial Superior of the North American Province of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The Fraternity is active in 39 dioceses in the US and seven dioceses in Canada. The creation of a provincial reflects the tremendous growth of the Fraternity and the traditional Latin Mass community.
Father told me that the total number of FSSP parishes in the US and Canada is now 55. If the parishes are as large as St. Stephen, which is 1,500, the total is 82,500 people. We need more FSSP priests because there are growing numbers of Catholics who would like to attend the Latin Mass.