I was beginning to touch on the subject in another thread, but I made [RIGHT][/RIGHT]this thread to draw attention specifically to this issue. I did a search and was surprised not find any like minded posts. (or a more likely case is that i’m not very good with the search feature).
I want to attend a Tridentine mass tomorrow morning. But I am very intimidated because the parish I will be attending is for francophones. English is my only language I won’t be able to ask any questions or use any literature if they have any. So I am wondering if you could help me make this as painless as possible.
First of all, does anyone have a link to the 1962 missal? I would really appreciate one which includes actions as well (i.e when you hit your chest, kneel, etc). And one that of course has an English translation.
Secondly, anyone aware of any do’s and don’ts list for attending a Tridentine mass?
Thirdly, what should I wear? Would it be wrong to wear what I usually wear to Sunday mass? I usually wear simple beige dress pants and a golf shirt or casual button shirt.
Fourth, I imagine that the homily will be in French. Is it wrong to hear the homily in another language? I imagine its not, but keep in mind this is the only parish in the area that offers the traditional mass.
I think that’s it. If anyone else has suggestions please, suggest away. My goal for tonight is to watch an online Tridentine mass and follow along with the missal that I hope I will find, just to have the basics down for tomorrow.