Bernard G. Hall
Born in 1955 in the West Riding of
Yorkshire, England, Fr. Hall was educated at Oakbank School and the
University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he received a Masters
Degree in the Liberal Arts in 1977. After entering the
Seminaire Internationale Saint Pie X at Econe, Switzerland in 1978,
he he was ordained to the subdiaconate in 1982. The following
year he joined the faculty of St. Pius V School in Wantagh, New
York, where he taught high school Religion, Literature, English,
Church History and French from 1983 to 1988. From 1988-1993 he
worked for the British Government in Manhattan, first at the U.K.
Mission to the United Nations, and then at the Hong Kong Economic &
Trade Office. After 1988, Fr. Hall worked as an independent
corporate and leisure travel agent for eight years, before beginning
his monumental work on transcribing the Latin and English editions
of the Roman Breviary into digital format and making it easily
available for the first time to the Catholic faithful.
Relocating to Cincinnati in 2004, he taught Religion, Latin, German,
English, History and Civics at St. Gertrude the Great School, as
well as directing the Gregorian Schola and playing the organ at the
daily High Mass.
Ordination to the Priesthood
In 2009 Fr. Hall, still a subdeacon, left
St. Gertrude's to join the new parish of St. Albert the Great in
Cincinnati. Here he resumed his studies for the priesthood,
and was ordained on May 4, 2011 by Bishop Paul S. Petko, who traces
his episcopal lineage back through Dominican Bishops Robert McKenna
and Guerard des Lauriers, Confessor to His Holiness Pope Pius XII.
After his ordination, Fr. Hall spent his first years of priesthood
working in England, France and Italy. Returning to the United
States at the end of 2012, and after establishing the Chapel of the
Infant of Prague in Liberty Township, Ohio, he took up a temporary
assignment as Assistant Pastor to Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in
2014 to the present day
Fr. Hall returned to Liberty Township in
2014 to continue his apostolate at Infant of Prague Chapel.
Here, he established the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula, dedicated to
the preservation and restoration of the Catholic Church by means of
her traditional liturgical practices. In addition to his work
at Infant of Prague Chapel, Fr. Hall offers weekly Mass
at St. Margaret Mary in Urbana, Ohio, every Sunday morning at 10:00.