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The Society’s purpose is the priesthood and all that pertains to it and nothing but what concerns it; i.e., the priesthood as Our Lord Jesus Christ willed it when He said, “Do this for a commemoration of me.” SSPX's Statutes

The Priestly Society of St. Pius X was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to form holy priests as the Roman Catholic Church has done for centuries, focusing particularly on doctrinal and sacrificial nature of the Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The SSPX also exercises an apostolate to assist other priests to better understand and practice the ministry of their priesthood (see excerpts from the SSPX's Statutes).

To better facilitate this assistance, the SSPX's United States District has a Priests' Training Program in Kansas City, Missouri, where priests may learn how to offer the traditional Roman Mass and administer the traditional sacramental rites, as well as learn about how Modernism is affecting the Church, moral and pastoral theology.

What other priests are saying...
An Interview with Fr. Massimo
"What did you experience the first time that you attended the Mass of All Time?..." "What is life like in the SSPX?" Fr. Massimo gives many interesting answers!  1-28-2011
We are looking for DOCTRINE!
Bishop Fellay comments on what priests in the Novus Ordo are seeking
Fr. Massimo: “This is why I went over to the SSPX
A young Italian priest explains his reasons for coming to Tradition  1-24-2011

The Mass: the heart of the priesthood; some doctrinal and spiritual aspects

The Theology and Spiritual of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
An important expose by Fr. Franz Schmidberger that the traditional Roman Mass requires Catholic doctrine.  This article summarizes what the battle over the Mass is about: the purity of the Catholic doctrine

A Brief Critical Study of the Novus Ordo Missae
Commonly referred to as the Ottaviani Intervention, this study was made in 1969 just after the publication of the Novus Ordo Missae. It predicted a crisis of the priesthood would accompany the New Mass, as being faced today

Does the New Mass fulfill the notion of Catholic liturgy?
...Here lies the first reason for the illegitimacy of the rite of the New Mass—that it does not correspond to man's knowledge of God...

What Archbishop Lefebvre said about the New Mass... in the beginning
...I am convinced that one cannot take part in the New Mass, and even just to be present one must have a serious reason. We cannot collaborate in spreading a rite which, even if it is not heretical, leads to heresy. This is the rule I am giving my friends... 1-22-2013

Free the Mass and and the Face of the Earth shall be Renewed
A pre-Summorum Pontificum article that compares the Tridentine Mass versus the Novus Ordo

Priests' Thoughts: Meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Comments from Dom Gueranger, Cardinal Pie, Fr. de Condren


About the priesthood

A priest must be a man of faith: Full version of Bishop Fellay's sermon

A priest must be a man of faith: Bishop Fellay's sermon
This is one of the great misfortunes of our time, this ignorance of what a priest is, even before knowing what he does. The only way to know a priest in his reality is faith... We are living in an age in which this faith is abused, attacked, slashed, everywhere, outside the Church and inside as well... 2-4-2013 DICI

Winona seminarian ordained in Paris

Winona seminarian ordained in Paris
...Fr. Lundi's ordination given by Bishop Bernard Fellay was held at the Parisian church of St. Nicholas du Chardonnet in his home country of France on January 27th. A reminder of Father's time spent in the United States...

Priestly and diaconate ordinations for mendicants

Priestly and diaconate ordinations for mendicants
On October 11, 6 mendicant friars of traditional Dominican and Capuchin communities in France received major holy orders from the hands of Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta of the Society of St. Pius X
...  10-19-2012

SSPX has 569 priests

SSPX has 569 priests
After the ordinations in the seminaries of the Northern Hemisphere, the Society of St. Pius X has 569 priests (includes a graph showing the growth of SSPX's priests since its founding in 1970)... 7-20-2012

11 new priests ordained at Econe

11 new priests ordained at Econe
On Friday, June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Bishop Bernard Fellay (SSPX Superior General) ordained 11 new priests.
.. During the ordination sermon, Bishop Fellay gave some stirring words about the priesthood as well as some insight into the current situation of the SSPX with Rome... 6-29-2012

translated extract of Bishop Fellay's sermon concerning the SSPX & Rome >

18 new SSPX priests

18 new SSPX priests
Another two priests were ordained for the SSPX on July 1 at Priesterseminar Herz Jesu (Sacred Heart Seminary) in Zaitzkofen, Germany by Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta.
.. 7-3-2012

USA priests celebrate 10 years in Lord's vineyard

USA priests celebrate 10 years in Lord's vineyard
On the Saturday after Easter, April 14, four American priests of the Society of St. Pius X were reunited from around the globe at Assumption Chapel in St. Mary's, Kansas to celebrate their 10th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
.. 7-3-2012

USA: 8 new priests, 12 deacons!

USA: 8 new priests, 12 deacons!
Appropriately on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 15, 8 new priests and 12 new deacons were ordained by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais
... 6-18-2012

Priestly Holiness by Archbishop Lefebvre now available!

Priestly Holiness by Archbishop Lefebvre
A posthumous collection of writings on the priesthood by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. This beautiful hardcover volume will make an excellent gift for priests, seminarians, and anyone interested in understanding the true and sublime dignity of the Catholic priesthood  buy the book >

The priesthood in crisis

Communion on the tongue unsanitary?

Communion on the tongue unsanitary?
Communion on the tongue is unsanitary... This statement (often made by in-the-hand proponents) reveals an ignorance of the Roman Church’s traditional practice and the rubrics for the distribution of Holy Communion on the tongue.... 2-15-2012

The Catholic Church will never violate the seal of confession

Pastor's Corner: The Catholic Church will never violate the seal of confession
The ecclesiastical authority in charge of the protecting the seal of confession explained... we are dealing with two very different “courts”: the court of justice for external deeds... and the court of mercy, instituted by Christ for the amendment of the penitent in the forum of the conscience.... 8-12-2011

The priests who disliked Mass: Fr. Bryan Houghton

The priests who disliked Mass: Fr. Byran Houghton
"...Every priest had daily said the Old Mass with the required carefulness and with apparent devotion. How could 98% of them willingly accept to change it... What made them accept the changes?... Yet this was the fact of the matter: they could not possibly have loved the Old Mass. It was nothing more than a rite which one could change as simply as one changes clothes. But if they did not like Mass, certainly they were incapable of adoration...
" 8-10-2011

Free MASS KIT for the clergy
An instructional kit for learning how to offer the traditional Roman Mass.

PLEASE NOTE: this offer is valid only for the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church residing in the United States of America.

laity may request a Mass kit for a cleric here>

Kit includes:
  • Latin-English Sacramentary insert of the Ordinary and Canon of the Latin Tridentine Mass (1962 Missale Romanum)
  • set of Latin altar cards
  • Latin-English sacristy vesting card
  • instructions for use of the sacramentary insert and cards
  • 120 minute long instructional video that explains and demonstrates the celebration of the traditional Mass, including how to vest, etc.
  • Angelus Press catalog containing list of liturgical items available
Mass kit: click to enlarge
Mass kit items: click image to enlarge
To request a kit please send an e-mail to:

Please include your:

  • full name
  • mailing address (including the church's name)
  • if diocesan or religious
  • if a seminarian: the seminary's name
  • Comments are also appreciated

NB: we do not offer this kit to permanent deacons.


Other Free Offers for the Clergy
The SSPX offers a selection of free books about the priesthood and the current Church crisis, and how it affects priests and Catholic Tradition.
Ecclesiastical Ministry
Fr. Emmanuel Marie Andre

This manual helps priests to live their priesthood united to the Sovereign High Priest Whom they represent

They Have Uncrowned Him
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

Gets to the root of the present crisis in the Church: liberalism and the removal of the Social Reign of Christ the King

The Problem of the Liturgical Reform
Priests of the SSPX

Details how the false understanding of the "Paschal Mystery" is at the core of the liturgical crisis

Archbishop Lefebvre and the Vatican
Fr. Francois Laisney

A fascinating look at the history of the Archbishop's relations with the Vatican. Amply demonstrates the persecution of Catholic Tradition

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