Latin Mass

Latin Mass At Holy Trinity

Beginning on October 29th, 2017, The Extraordinary Form Mass of the Roman Rite, commonly known as the Traditional Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass will be celebrated EVERY Sunday at Holy Trinity at 12:30pm. This page was created to answer some common questions that you may have about the Extraordinary Form Mass.

Q: Will this change the schedule of the other weekend Masses at Holy Trinity?
A: No, the 4pm Saturday evening Mass and Sunday 9am Mass will continue as usual.

Q: Will this be a separate community from Holy Trinity parish?
A: No, this is simply another Mass being said at Holy Trinity church. Those attending the Extraordinary Form Mass will be encouraged to take part in all the various community activities and groups at Holy Trinity in the same way as every other parishioner. This also means that collection taken at the Extraordinary Form Mass is not treated differently; it will be deposited into the save accounts and used for the same purposes as any other regular collection at Holy Trinity.

Q: What is the Extraordinary Form Mass?
A: The Extraordinary Form Mass, commonly called the Traditional Latin Mass is the Mass as it was said prior to the Second Vatican Council. The missal that is used is the missal put fourth by Pope Saint John XXIII in 1962. It is called the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite to distinguish it from the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite, which is the Mass promulgated by Pope Blessed Paul VI following the Second Vatican Council which is the Mass ordinarily celebrated in the grand majority of Catholic Churches today. The Extraordinary Form Mass is sometimes also called the Tridentine Mass because it was at the Council of Trent in 1545 that this was was made “normative” ie: the normal way of celebrating the Mass for all the Western church.

Q: Is the Extraordinary Form Mass completely in Latin?
A: Most of the Mass is indeed in Latin, however the readings are read to the congregation in English immediately before the homily or sermon and the homily/sermon is certainly in English.

Q: Do I need to know