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Latin Mass

"The Latin Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of heaven" ~Father Frederick Faber

Pope John Paul II recognized the importance of tradition.  In his Moto Proprio Ecclesia Dei, he called for the wider and generous application of celebration of the Latin Mass. His successor to the Chair of Peter, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has continued his work of embracing the venerable traditions of Holy Mother Church.  By means of his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, he has granted the riches of the traditional liturgy to every priest and layman in the Church.  In the three years since the release of this papal document there has been a profound increase in the number of those who are able to experience the beauty of the Tridentine Latin Mass.  This is the Mass that was offered in every Catholic Church around the world until after Vatican Council II.  

Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio Pope Benedict XVI 

Listing of Latin Mass schedules in U.S. and Canada Press Here

Ecclesia Dei  Promoting the Traditional Latin Mass as sanctioned by Summorum Pontificum Press Here

Keep the Faith Website Press Here

"The Traditional Mass for Children" DVD is shown to SJA students as an education tool to understand the meaning of the parts of the Mass.  See sample of DVD below.

St. Joseph Academy includes the Latin Mass once a month in its school Mass schedule.  

"I believe that this (the Motu Proprio) is going to be a major step toward the genuine renewal of the Mass, and therefore the genuine renewal of the Church, which the Council so ardently desired, and I think we are going to owe a great debt to Pope Benedict for doing this." Fr. Joseph Fessio



Archbishop Fulton Sheen explains the parts of the Latin Mass in this video.