Saint Benedict Center, our traditional Catholic community in New Hampshire, is in urgent need of a priest to fill a six-month position beginning immediately.
The community, located in rural southern New Hampshire, includes a small group of religious brothers and sisters, with a stable group of traditional Catholic lay faithful (between 100 and 200 on Sundays). Besides hearing confessions, the chaplain would offer two Sunday Masses (one Low, one Missa Cantata) and daily Mass in addition. The religious run a small school, engage in other youth apostolates, and do some publishing, such as the Catholicism.org web site.
Interested priests who are able to offer the traditional Latin Mass are asked to call or send inquiries to Brother André Marie:
- Email: bam [at] catholicism [dot] org
- Phone: 603-239-6485, Ext. 7
Private chaplain’s quarters are provided, in addition to meals and a monthly salary.
Why the Immediate Need?
Having waited almost six months for a Canadian priest to obtain his R1 visa from the Department of Homeland Security, the community expected to receive the good news this week of his visa being approved. Instead, we were informed that the government office in question is backlogged, and that their application will not be processed for another five months.
As that delay may easily go longer, we are asking for a priest to come for a six-month position. If, in the meantime, the visa comes through, this is not a problem; the visa will only be activated when Father comes across the border to begin his work in the U.S.
Where are we on a map? Here: