Deo gratias!!

Fr Hewko has  purchased a property in New Hampshire to serve as The Oratory of The Sorrowful Heart of Mary

We find ourselves in an Operation Survival far more intensified than when Abp. Lefebvre was alive. Notwithstanding, it still remains the same Fight for the Social Reign of Christ the King against Modernist Rome gripped in the darkness of the Second Vatican Council.

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre understood the crucial need for truly Catholic priests in order to sanctify souls, to teach the unchanging Faith and guide them by the solid anchor of the traditional Magisterium. But that’s not all! He set the example of the grave duty of priests and bishops to preach against Modernism, the Second Vatican Council, the New Mass, the Indult-compromise Mass, the scandals of the recent Popes and bishops, etc. in order to preserve the Catholic Faith. In light of the principles that he followed, he would surely condemn the compromises of the New-SSPX since 2012 and of the Fake Resistance.

This frightful apostasy demands generous priests of Tradition to build up the Mystical Body of Christ, fighting for the Social Reign of Christ the King and guiding souls to Heaven the way the Church has done since the first command of Our Lord: “Go, preach ye to all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.”

To enable this, Our Blessed Mother has, at last, provided a training ground for the formation of priests and brothers at the Oratory of the Sorrowful Heart of Mary in Wentworth, New Hampshire. Set in the mountains on eight acres, in a farmhouse built in 1820, it makes a humble starting place. Needless to say, the Rule of the Seminary as written by Abp. Lefebvre will be the guide and the Catholic counter-Revolution its focus. Thank you to everyone of you who have generously contributed by prayers and funds to make this possible! May the Sorrowful Mother keep you ever close to Her Heart!

Any interested vocations should contact Fr. David Hewko at the Oratory of the Sorrowful Heart of Mary, 66 Gove’s Lane, Wentworth, NH 03282 or contact me using the information below.

What will happen with the missions, will there still be Mass? Just as Our Sorrowful Mother has made Her Oratory possible, so I trust She will make Mass possible by sending priests to help fill in on some weekends, either in the missions or at the Oratory. A priest must always be present here. At Mass centers in driving distance, I will sometimes be obliged to bring the seminarians with me to help serve and chant for a High Mass. For farther Mass centers, visits may not be as frequent as before, but they will have Mass, until Divine Providence enables more priests to make visits more often. And we trust with full confidence that Heaven will provide good bishops to ordain them!

As for brothers? Let young self-sacrificing souls come! Farm work, building, carpentry and such will not be lacking. A happy life indeed, all centered around the Sacrifice of the Mass to give glory to God and assist the priests in saving souls! Abp. Lefebvre once said, “I have seen brothers die holier deaths than priests.”

All is in the hands of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph will not abandon us!
Let Heaven always be our goal!

In Christ the King,
Fr. David Hewko

(Message to the Faithful)

October 2023

Many thanks to all the generous souls who have donated to this worthy cause.


As of August 12, 2023,

the amount donated totals $508,747.01.


Deo gratias!



Fundraiser for “Operation Survival” [October 2021 – Easter 2022]

Tradidi Quod Et Accepi
                                   ~ Tomb of Abp. Lefebvre

Excerpt from Fr. Hewko’s Letter to the Faithful

October 2021

To The Few Friends of Christ Crucified,

In 1988 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre coined the term “Operation Survival” to describe the emergency state of the Church since the Second Vatican Council, and the task for those professing the Faith to continue fighting for Catholic Tradition!

What would he say today? He would proclaim: “Operation Survival” is more urgent than ever! The Battle for Catholic Tradition calls up each Member of the Church Militant to arms, to fight generously, to not look back, to raise the standard of the Sacred Heart higher and higher, now, more than ever!

The true Catholic Resistance began with Abp. Lefebvre, which he mobilized and heralded in the great Declaration of 1974. This Resistance to the destruction of the Church is much more demanding now than thirty-three years ago! While the cancer of compromise with Modernism gnaws, like maggots, at every level of the Church, it is necessary to do all we can for the glory of Christ the King, Catholic Tradition, and the salvation of souls! It is nothing other than: “To restore all things in Christ!” (Pope St. Pius X).

This is why it appears necessary to initiate a fundraiser for a suitable property which can receive candidates for an Oratory, with the formation of Traditional Catholic priests as its ultimate goal. What else can be the Will of Divine Providence and of Holy Mother Church?  …   [continued below]

[Fr. Hewko’s complete Letter to the Faithful can be found on page 2 in the online brochure below]


For Those Good Souls Wishing To Contribute

Donate securely online or via check made out to Sorrowful Heart of Mary, please specify “For Property” and mail directly to:

Fr. David Hewko

16 Dogwood Road South

Hubbardston, MA  01452

All Donations are Tax Deductible

A noble and worthy priesthood, according to his first encyclical, was to be one of the means towards that of restoring all things in Christ, “which was to heal the wounds of the world.” – “The priest is the representative of Christ on earth”, he said on one occasion to the students of the French College in Rome; “he must think the thoughts of Christ and speak His words. He must be tender as Christ was tender, pure and holy like his Lord; he must shine like a star in this world.”

This was not easy he acknowledged; it needed a long preparation of study, of self discipline, and of prayer. The spiritual weapons must be well tempered for the combat, for the fight would be hard and long. “A holy priest makes holy people,” he said on another occasion; “a priest who is not holy is not only useless but harmful to the world.”

Pope St. Pius X

~A Short Biography Of St. Pius X

Updated Fundraiser totals can be found at the top and bottom of this page

“His reign must be established on earth as it is in heaven. It is He himself who said so in the prayer that he taught us, the Our Father: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it  is in heaven”.

And this must be the object of our prayers, the intentions of our sufferings, and the purpose of our life. We must have no rest until Our Lord’s reign is established.”

Archbishop Lefebvre

~The Mass of All Time, pg.132

Appeal to the Faithful Children, Rev. Fr. David Hewko

God bless the children! This video clip is taken from Fr. Hewko’s sermon titled “XXIV Sunday After Pentecost [5th Sun. After Epiphany] ’21 MA”, which can be viewed in its entirety here:–CwA&t=4s


Fundraiser Progress


Total Donated to be Updated on the 15th of Every Month


  • Total Donated as of October 15, 2021:   $10,748.23


  • Total Donated as of November 15, 2021:   $29,978.67


  • Total Donated as of December 15, 2021:   $98,500.53


  • Total Donated as of January 15, 2022:   $127,207.90


  • Total Donated as of February 15, 2022: $136,402.77


  • Total Donated as of March 15, 2022: $175,542.48


  • FINAL TOTAL to be posted Easter Week 2022: $305,204.74

  • Donations collected since Fundraiser deadline: $142,896.74

  • Updated Total as of March 15, 2023: $448,101.48

  • Donations collected since March 15, 2023: $60,645.53

  • Updated Total as of August 12, 2023: $508,747.01





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