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Feast Day of Our Patron Saint
Saint Alphonsus Marie de Liguori
Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

August 2, 2021

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
will be offered by
His Grace
Bishop Sherman R. Mosley, D.D
Superior General
of the
Society of Saint Alphonsus Marie de Liguori
at the
Motherhouse
SS. Peter and Paul Traditional Catholics
at
300 Peach Street
Hammonton, New Jersey 08037
at 7:00 Post Meridian

We Alphonsian Redemptorists — a Traditional Catholic congregation of missionary bishops, priests, and brothers are following in Jesus’ footsteps, preaching and teaching the Word of God and serving the poor and most abandoned.

Our founder, St. Alphonsus Liguori

Founder of the Redemptorists
Priest, Doctor of the Church,

Moral Theologian 

Feast day: August 2nd

Alphonsus Maria de Liguori was born in 1696 near Naples, Italy, the son of a captain in the Royal Navy and a very devoted mother from a noble family in the city. His parents provided him with an exceptional education in philosophy, literature, and the arts. He was 16 when he was awarded doctorates of civil and canon law. When he was 18, like many nobles, he joined the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members cared for the sick at the hospital for “incurables,” washing afflicted bodies, feeding the helpless, changing bedclothes, and devoting themselves to works of mercy and compassion.

Following his father’s will, he became a lawyer, and before he was 20, he was regarded as one of the most gifted lawyers in Naples. But despite his success, the work did not satisfy him at the deepest levels. After losing the most important court case he had ever taken on, Alphonsus left the legal profession to enter the priesthood, much to the disappointment of his father. He was ordained in 1726. Christ’s claim on the heart of Alphonsus was absolute and irresistible. As a young priest he worked himself to the point of exhaustion. Caring for the poor, wherever his journey took him, was the hallmark of his calling. In 1732 Alphonsus realized he could no longer be comfortable in his role of popular preacher living apart from the poor. So, leaving his family and his dearest friends, he set out to dedicate himself completely to the service of the poor and most abandoned.

He sought others who were called as he was and adopted a style of ministry to “mission among the people,” and so began the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, commonly known as the Redemptorists. During a mission, a band of Redemptorist priests and brothers would come to an area to preach and conduct religious activities. They saturated the people with the sense of God. They lived in community in houses in the countryside so the mission revivals could be repeated regularly, giving the poor the assurance that they would not be abandoned by Alphonsus and his brothers. St. Alphonsus was a brilliant, articulate, pragmatic preacher. He knew how to reach ordinary people who had limited education and very real needs. They followed this gifted preacher from church to church and town to town to hear him give a message of hope in Christ for all people.

Three great images, basic to the Christian faith, formed the heart of Alphonsus’ preaching and teaching: Jesus an infant in the crib, Jesus crucified on the Cross, and Jesus vibrantly alive and filled with love for all in the Eucharist. To this he added the image of Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer. When other theologians were opposed to devotion to Mary, Alphonsus invoked her, using the words of the ancient hymn Salve Regina: “Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.” Alphonsus preached the redeeming love of God. He believed that law and the threat of punishment were not foremost in God’s plan. In God the Creator, love and freedom coincide. The individual was called to love God out of an overwhelming sense of gratitude for what God had done for him in Christ. It was not fear but love that was to characterize the Christian way of life.

Ultimately, he wrote his most influential work, Moral Theology, to correct what he saw as errors that could hurt people struggling to live good and moral lives. In the course of his long life Alphonsus wrote more than 100 books, including his most beloved: Visits to the Blessed Sacrament, The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ, and The Glories of MaryAlphonsus would eventually be given the title “Doctor of Prayer” by the Catholic Church. His book Prayer, the Great Means of Salvation sets out his teaching on the subject:

“Having observed that so many passages of both the Old and New Testaments assert the absolute necessity of prayer, I have made it a rule to introduce into all our missions . . . a sermon on prayer; and I say, and repeat, and will keep on saying as long as I live, that our whole salvation depends on prayer . . . For if you pray, your salvation will be secure.” Like many of his countrymen, Alphonsus was a man of passion and volatility. He found his balance and security in his devotion to the Blessed Mother. His appeals to Mary were impassioned, like those of a distressed child calling for his or her mother. He was confident Mary would hear his prayers, and she was a great spiritual wellspring of his life. He never wrote a single letter—and his personal correspondence ran into the tens of thousands—without beginning or ending it with the words “Long live Jesus and Mary.”

He strongly encouraged his fellow Redemptorists and others to pray the rosary daily and to visit Marian shrines to foster their love for the mother of God. For him she was a constant helper and guide in all matters concerning his congregation. Although Alphonsus was sickly for much of his life, his final years were marked by very serious and debilitating physical ailments, especially arthritis, which caused him great pain and confined him to a wheelchair. He was also plagued with spiritual afflictions, scrupulously fearing he hadn’t done enough to serve the God he loved so much. To help him through these times, his confreres gathered with him to pray. They always included the Litany of Our Lady, usually followed by the rosary. They read to him from his own writings about the glory of Mary and how, as heaven’s queen, she welcomed all her true and faithful servants at the hour of their death.

Early in the evening on July 31, 1787, Alphonsus made one final request. “Give me my Lady,” he whispered. They placed a picture of Mary in his hands. He spent the night in prayer with the Blessed Mother. The next day at the stroke of the noon Angelus bell, Alphonsus died at the age of 91. St. Alphonsus was canonized in 1839 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. He was recognized as a patron of confessors and moral theologians in 1950.

Most Recent Celebrated Masses

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Motherhouse Headquarters

SS. Peter and Paul
Traditional Catholic Latin Mass Church,
Headquarters of
The Society of Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Hammonton, New Jersey 08037
United States of America


Public Masses will only be on Sundays (8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) and Wednesdays (6:30 p.m.) at SS. Peter and Paul Traditional Catholic Latin Mass Church. Mondays through Fridays (except Wednesdays), the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be at 8:00 a.m. but will only be available via livestream from Facebook and Youtube.


If you need to contact the church, please send an email to societyst.alphonsus18@gmail.com
or call (609)-888-6700
The Motherhouse offices will be open on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Everyday on Youtube at 8:00 a.m.
Monday through Fridays:
Society of Saint Alphonsus Traditional Catholics
All Masses and Prayers will be on Youtube if you miss the livestreams 

GENERAL MOTHERHOUSE

The motherhouse is the Heart from where all Apostolic initiatives in our Districts and Regions are directed. Our Districts are headed by consecrated Bishops, our Regions are headed by ordained Priests. The Superior General oversees the entire Society in cooperation with his District and Regional Superiors, who carefully monitor the needs of the all of our
Priests, Religious, and Lay faithful under their care. We do not have Ordinary jurisdiction at this time, however, we have Supplied jurisdiction, which we provide all of the Lay faithful by preaching, teaching, administering the Sacraments, and all other Pastoral needs.
We welcome all of you to Our Society

Mass Schedule and Devotions

Pray The Immemorial Traditional Latin Mass

Sundays: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass ; 10:30 a.m. Missa Cantata Mass at SS. Peter and Paul (Public)

Sunday Confessions: 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (Public)

Mondays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Bishops Residence (Facebook and Youtube only, not Public)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. noon Low Mass at SS. Peter and Paul (Public) 

First Friday Devotion: 3:00 p.m. Holy Hour and Benediction in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the

Chapel Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Facebook and Youtube only, not Public)

First Saturday Devotion: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass in honor of The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the 

Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Facebook and Youtube only, not Public)

Alphonsian Society News

St. Jonas Traditional Catholic Church Completion

St. Jonas Traditional Catholic Church in Cameroon has been finally completed for worship by Bishop Hippolyte-Paglan, District Superior of Africa. This will also be the Church of the Society in Africa and the headquarters of his Excellency Bishop Hippolyte-Paglan.

Motherhouse Office Headquarters

The Motherhouse Administration Offices are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Please use the email societyst.alphonsus18@gmail.com for any questions or call at (609)-888-6700.

Office of:

Superior General/Prime Bishop

District Superior of U.S.A

Episcopal Secretariat/Chief of Staff

Receptionist 

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Treasurer 

Vocations and Seminary

Missions and Charities

Protocol 

Data Entry and Stewardship Clerk

Building and Grounds

Main Office: (609)-888-6700

545 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037

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The Novena Prayer to Saint Alphonsus Maria De Liguori

GLORIOUS Saint Alphonsus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, devoted servant of our Lord and loving child of Mary, I invoke you as a Saint in heaven. I give myself to your protection that you may always be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of holiness and salvation. Aid me in observing the duties of my state of life. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life after your own example.

Great lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the Passion of Jesus Christ, teach me to live Holy Mass and Holy Communion as the source of grace and holiness. Give me a tender devotion to the Passion of my Redeemer.

Promoter of the truth in Christ in your preaching and writing, give me a greater knowledge and appreciation of the Divine Truths.

Gentle father of the poor and sinners, help me to imitate your charity toward others in word and deed.

Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long and painful illness and to resign my self to the Will of God.

Good Shepard of the flock of Christ, obtain for me the grace of being a true child of Holy Mother Church.

Saint Alphonsus, I humbly implore your powerful intercession for obtaining from the Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I recommend to you in particular this favor:

(Mention your request)

I have a great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy Will, my petition will be granted through your intercession for me at the throne of God.

Saint Alphonsus, pray for me and for those I love. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon us in our needs. May we experience the peace and joy of your holy death.

HEAVENLY FATHER, You continually build up Your Church by the lives of Your saints. Give us grace to follow Saint Alphonsus in his loving concern for the salvation of people and so come to share his reward in heaven. Walking in the footsteps of this devoted servant of Yours, may we be consumed with zeal for souls and attain the reward he enjoys in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord,

AMEN

Quotes from the Fathers

This Website is Dedicated to Our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen

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