It’s what Romans do after they endure, by God’s grace. (See this post for that part of the story.)
Shortly after Bishop John Barres announced in early May, 2016, his decision to assign ministry of the Roman community assembling at St. Stephen’s Parish in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to the Fraternity of St. Peter, some members of the community wrote to Fr. Saguto, District Superior, to congratulate over the good news.
Linked on this page (below) you’ll read two letters that NCCL helped the lay faithful to send to Fr. Saguto.
Simply click on the link (below) to the numbered page of the letters to view each letter.
First letter — dated May 20, 2016 to Rev. Fr. Gerard Saguto, District Superior – Fraternity of St. Peter, expressing joy & gratitude at Bishop Barres’ decision to assign the Fraternity to administer the Parish, and requesting audience
Second letter — dated May 31, 2016 to Rev. Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP, expressing joy & gratitude again – this time over the assignment of Fr. Gregory Pendergraft as Pastor of St. Stephen’s, sending accompanying correspondence inadvertently omitted from the first letter, and again requesting audience, this time also with Fr. Pendergraft
Lay-faithful members of the Roman community were granted audience with the new Pastor, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, on June 23, Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner