WHO WE HELP

Independent traditional priests have no financial security, unlike their confreres in priestly societies. They have no parishes from which to draw a living because they will not say the Novus Ordo Mass (NOM). They may be able to exercise their apostolate alongside a Novus Ordo or bi-ritual priest in his parish, or establish an independent community. Both of these arrangements currently exist in the UK with episcopal approval, but do not attract any diocesan funding. The priests concerned must live from Mass stipends and the offerings of the faithful they serve. Elderly or infirm traditional priests who only say private Masses are reduced mainly to living on their private means. These may include a very small diocesan pension if they used to hold a parish before the conciliar changes.

Since February 2006, the TPST has helped a total of nine traditional priests based mainly in the south of England. We have paid out a total of just over 26,000. We aim to send regular monthly payments directly to individual priests when funds allow. No other organization does this. Even the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales only offers priests stipends when they celebrate Masses for it and does not help priests in other parts of the UK.

Apart from regular payments, we also offer our priests stipends to celebrate Mass on the anniversaries of deceased beneficiaries and also on April 26, the feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel, our patron.

Our help is given in confidence, although beneficiaries may know each other.

All the priests we help offer monthly Masses for benefactors.

We would like to hear from any such traditional priests, especially those resident in other parts of the UK than the south, who would welcome assistance from the TPST to initiate, continue or extend a traditional apostolate.