Thursday, June 12, 2014

Priests attacked in Phoenix

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the priest killed tonight in a shooting at Mater Misericordiae Mission in the Diocese of Phoenix.  Another priest was seriously wounded, and is in the hospital.  The victims are still unnamed; the parish is staffed by Frs. Joseph Terra, FSSP,  and Kenneth Walker, FSSP.


The parish is being served by priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a society of apostolic life dedicated to the new evangelization, the formation of clergy, and the restoration of the Church's liturgical life through the promotion of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (the "Latin" Mass).  The FSSP and her priests have been wonderful examples of holiness, devotion, and prayer in the Diocese of Phoenix, and have worked diligently with Bishop Olmsted in the recovery of the liturgy and the promotion of beauty in sacred art and architecture in the service of the liturgy.

Please remember the deceased in your prayers, as well as the wounded and those who committed these crimes.


The victim has been identified as Fr. Kenneth Walker FSSP, age 28, who was mortally wounded in the attack. Please pray for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family.

The late Fr. Kenneth Walker FSSP blessing Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

Fr. Joseph Terra FSSP was serious injured and has been hospitalized.
Fr. Joseph Terra FSSP

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; 
in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, 
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. 
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, 
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere 
æternam habeas requiem.