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Old Dec 27, '05, 9:10 pm
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Default How long does Mass last?

Just curious after reading another thread - how long is your Mass on Sunday from start to finish? We always have 60 minutes.
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Usually from 50-60 minutes
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Old Dec 27, '05, 9:40 pm
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Depends on who is doing the homily. Our pastor is a military man and as such, mass starts exactly on time and usually lasts an hour. When we have our neighboring pastor we can count on about 75 minutes. His homilies are the bomb though...I love them both!!!
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Old Dec 27, '05, 10:04 pm
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Depends on which Mass. Weekdays (no sermon), 30-35 min
Sunday Low Mass - about an hour
Sunday High Mass - an hour and a half
Palm Sunday- long due to Gospel reading (twice)
and the Sunday they do the annual financial report... I don't know how long in minutes, it seems like eternity.
I attend the Latin Mass through the FSSP.
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Default Re: How long does Mass last?

The sunday mass I usually attend last almost always exactly an hour unless it is a special day like Palm Sunday, Easter, etc. BlestOne, it is good to see another person from the Peoria Diocese on the forum. ROCK!

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Old Dec 27, '05, 11:48 pm
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Default Re: How long does Mass last?

What's the difference between high mass and low mass? I thought Sunday was high Mass and weekdays were low Mass?
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Default Re: How long does Mass last?

As far as i know:
low - spoken requires only a priest
high - full pomp and circumstance (subdeacons and processions and stuff), whole thing sung

Our masses are abot 60 minutes
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As far as i know:
low - spoken requires only a priest
high - full pomp and circumstance (subdeacons and processions and stuff), whole thing sung

Our masses are abot 60 minutes
Oh, then we never get a high Mass. Best we get is partially sung on Sunday. Spoken only during the week.
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Old Dec 28, '05, 9:30 am
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Just curious after reading another thread - how long is your Mass on Sunday from start to finish? We always have 60 minutes.

50 Minutes
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Old Dec 28, '05, 10:09 am
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I have actually been to a 15 minute Mass. I couldn't keep up with the celebrant! It was a first Saturday Mass. It was too short.
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The sunday mass I usually attend last almost always exactly an hour unless it is a special day like Palm Sunday, Easter, etc. BlestOne, it is good to see another person from the Peoria Diocese on the forum. ROCK!

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There are actually a few of us, 1 in Champaign, 2 in Rantoul, and I am sure there are more....
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Default Re: How long does Mass last?

Depends on which church and which priest. Our regular parish is usually an hour + on Sundays - especially if the choir is singing. Daily Mass at the same parish runs about 20-25 minutes with no music and a short, but not rushed, homily. This is great for me because I can go to 6:30 Mass and be at work for 7:05 as required. On Holy Days of Obligation, I have to get permission to be late.

There is another church that we sometimes go to on Sunday evenings. No music and an ultra-brief homily; the Mass is usually about 35 minutes.
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Old Dec 28, '05, 11:54 am
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The parish I belong to: Sunday Mass is usually 70-80 min. only b/c our priest delivers a awesome homily ...the other four catholic chruches usually last about an hour.
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A Mass I went to in Ireland lasted about 40 minutes. It wasn't rushed though, nothing was missing, and the homily was a decent length, possibly long compared to what we were used to. The only difference was that communion was at the altar rail rather than in lines so I don't know if that sped things up.
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Default Re: How long does Mass last?

50-60 minutes for Sunday Mass, 20-25 minutes or so for the daily done reverently.

A lot depends on the parish or church, priest and circumstances. I can think of a couple places where the Mass- if it is called that- goes on too long because of grandstanding and illicit additions (St. Sabina Chicago- my opinion http://www.saintsabina.org/). I can think of other times when a Mass could never be too long if it took all day.
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