We are happy and proud to announce that this past week Fr. Steve Bartczyszyn received a new mandate from His Holiness Pope Francis. In this mandate, Pope Francis extended Fr. Steve’s ministry as a Missionary of Mercy. As such, he continues to have the authority to absolve sins that are reserved only to the Holy Father. Fr. Steve is now one of less than 100 priests for the entire USA and less than 800 worldwide who have received this authority. A copy of the new mandate is attached to Fr. Steve’s confessional door.