FSSP Mexico - An appeal from Father Fryar - Mission Tradition

FSSP Mexico – An appeal from Father Fryar

I am Father Kenneth Fryar.  I am a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.  I have been assigned to Mexico since 2009 in Guadalajara. 

In 2014 I was assigned to Mexico City where the Cardinal has given us use of the Chapel of the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  This is a very nice Chapel and it has a nice communion rail that works well for the form of Mass that we use – but the difficulty we face is where to live.

Basically, right now the two priests are living in an apartment above the sacristy. This church is in the middle of an island, a traffic island, and there really is no other space to live.  We have been looking for a place to stay ever since we came here, but we have had many difficulties – primarily financial difficulties.

Most of our faithful are low income families and we have not been able to raise enough money to purchase a building.  We have seen various buildings and we found one that would work very well for what we need.  It is actually very close to the Basilica so that we can implore her protection and help for the Fraternity of Saint Peter and for any of our priests around the world who would like to come visit the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe who will stay there at this house.

Our greatest need is for help to finish paying for the house.  Our benefactors here in Mexico have already paid about 40% of the building’s cost, but we have a limit on October 22nd, which is actually the Feast of St. John Paul II – the actual founder of the Fraternity of Saint Peter.

We are asking your financial assistance to be able to purchase this building which will give the work of the Fraternity of Saint Peter in Mexico City more possibilities and more stability.

We are most grateful for your assistance and we will be keeping you in our prayers.  We ask God to bless each and every one of you. 

Transcribed from Video appeal below*

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