I was wondering if anyone could point me to a clerical society, an oratory, or a society that is made up of priests, that celebrates the extraordinary Mass. I feel drawn to a vocation as the diocesan priest carries out, but am unsure of the possibility of being able to celebrate the extraordinary form if I have a diocesan vocation. I know of the FSSP celebrating only the extraordinary, and I am keeping them in my thoughts.
I want to be a part of the tradition that was observed by the Church Fathers, and to emphasis the sacred, latin song, Gregorian chant, etc.
Of course, however, the Mass, is the Mass, and by the Word of God the body and blood of Christ becomes present in the Eucharist, but, why not show more reverence, why not take more care in every gesture and every word, realizing the presence of Christ in our midst. This is how I would like to celebrate the Mass, a Mass more centered on God than on the celebrant. Because we all know that sometimes in the ordinary form the personality can drive the atmosphere of reverence in the Mass, and although I have only been to one latin Mass, I would assume the level of reverence, which is high, does not shift a whole lot.
My last questions: If a diocesan priest who is already ordained, and does not have the knowledge to celebrate the extraordinary form, how does he go about this? Does he have to get it approved by his Bishop? If he has no training in the Latin Rite, will he be allowed to go for further schooling in order to acquire the knowledge needed to celebrate the Latin Rite? Is resistance from the Bishop likely in such a case?
If a seminarian of the diocesan priesthood showed a desire to celebrate the extraordinary Mass, would he be given the schooling during his formation, and permission to celebrate the extraordinary Mass once ordained?
thank you for any help!