okay so in last week’s Homily our Preist gave a lengthy explanation of how the tridentine mass has just been brought back through the pope’s document. however, he went on to say that now there is a choice on which mass to attend, it is up to the younger parishoners to decide which mass they will go to. he explained how the TLM worked, and how it was different from the NO. he said that only the oldest parishoners would remember the TLM in its original heyday. he mentioned that when he has been to oxford, there is a trememndous attendance rate from young people to a local latin mass.
Whilst He said it was up to the younger parishoners, such as myself, (i am 20) to make a choice, he mentioned that the Pope’s document made it clear that if parishoners can make a case for the Tridentine mass in big enough numbers, the parish has to allow it and make room for a latin mass. he semed really against it however, in little comments he added and he seemed very in favour of the NO, despite being about 60 years old. his main point was its up to the youth of the parish to decide the future path, but he knows that our numbers are few!
My question is this, it seems my parish does not really want, overall, a latin mass to be added to the sunday schedule,i dont see most parishoners wanting to attend it, and i dont know how id be able to find out anyway. i feel if i posted a notice asking the parish, i may insult some of the regulars who are very attached to the NO. dont get me wrong, our church is a beautiful, traditional building, and our NO is very reverant with no clapping or singing of responses etc, its very traditional-styled, and i love it as it is, after all ive grown up on the NO mass.
But i personally would love to go to a latin mass. i have never had the chance. the nearest one is around 20 miles away and i dont have the means of getting there every sunday. would it be feasibile to post on my church’s bulletin board to see if anyone knows of local churches planning on doing latin mass, or to see what the demand is for placing a latin mass in the sunday routine at our parish? Or would this be considered bad form? i cant think of another option short of going to the priest, but i know he’d frown upon my choice. lets just say he makes his feelings explicitly clear! I just dont want to upset my fellow worshippers, by implying that the parish isnt good enough for me. that clearly isnt my feeling, i just want to go to latin mass for once!
sorry i went on and help and advice would be great