The Confraternity of St Peter

An International Community

The Confraternity of St Peter

With well over 8000 members worldwide, the Confraternity of St Peter is a society which gathers those who feel close to the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter and who wish to support its charism through prayers and sacrifices.

Confraternity members commit themselves to:

  • Daily praying one decade of the Holy Rosary for the sanctification of our priests and for our priestly vocations.
  • Daily reciting the Prayer of the Confraternity.
  • Once a year, having the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for the above intentions.

Spiritual Benefits & Indulgence

Confraternity members are among the most faithful benefactors of Fraternity priests and seminarians; and, as such, are among the particular recipients of their daily prayers. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered each month for Confraternity members. By decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, dated May 11, 2015, a plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to Confraternity members on the day of their admission, and each year on 22nd February (Feast of the Chair of St Peter) and on 29th June (Feast of Ss Peter & Paul).

Adelaide Members Triannually Gathering

In Adelaide, the Confraternity meets triannually at the Church of the Holy Name. Members are notified in advance, the dates are also advertised on our yearly Community Calendar. Our schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30am: Sung Mass
  • 9:30am: Holy Hour concluding with Benediction (w/availability for confessions throughout)
  • 10:30am: Morning Tea / Brunch in Meeting Room, and a short talk by Fr Sofatzis.

All are welcome to join us!

How does one become a member?
If you are from the greater Adelaide area, simply complete the following enrolment form and return it by email to Fr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP: tsofatzisfssp[at]gmail.com

If you are outside this region, please email it to Fr Adrian Wee FSSP: confraternity[at]fssp.net

Please await a certificate of membership, sent to you by the Fraternity of St Peter, which confirms your enrolment in the Confraternity.

Your commitments take effect upon the reception of this certificate.

Please note:
  • Members must be Catholics, in good standing, who are at least 14 years old.
  • Membership is purely spiritual and does not confer any rights or duties other than the spiritual support in prayer and charity in accord with the commitments described above.
  • By themselves the commitments do not bind under penalty of sin.
  • Membership and the commitments which follow it are tacitly renewed each year on the feast of the Chair of St Peter (February 22), unless expressly determined otherwise.
Prayer for Priests

To be said by Members of the Confraternity of St Peter

Following a decade of the Rosary:

V. Remember, O Lord, Thy congregation.
R. Which Thou hast possessed from the beginning.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus, born to give testimony to the Truth, Thou who lovest unto the end those whom Thou hast chosen, kindly hear our prayers for our pastors.

Thou who knowest all things, knowest that they love Thee and can do all things in Thee who strengthenest them.

Sanctify them in Truth. Pour into them, we beseech Thee, the Spirit whom Thou didst give to Thy apostles, who would make them, in all things, like unto Thee.

Receive the homage of love which they offer up to Thee, who hast graciously received the threefold confession of Peter.

And so that a pure oblation may everywhere be offered without ceasing unto the Most Holy Trinity, graciously enrich their number and keep them in Thy love, who art one with the Father and the Holy Ghost, to whom be glory and honour forever. Amen.

Nihil obstat: Vic. Gen. FSSP, 05.II.2007;
Imprimatur: Vic. Gen. Diœc. Laus. Gen. Frib., 21.11.2007.

O Lord grant us priests!
O Lord grant us holy priests!
O Lord grant us many holy priests!