[quote=Mordocai]I will be attending St. John Cantius Parish with a few friends of mine next Sunday Oct. 23rd for their 11:30 High Mass.
I’m really excited since I’ve never been to any other Mass except for Novus Ordo (and I get excited when there’s a choir lol there’s not much to choose from around here, though I’m happy with my Parish now)
You are in for a treat then. The High Mass is so very beautiful and reverent. It won’t be that foreign to you, I am sure…
So for me and my friends, this is going to be a completely new experience. My question is particularly this: Do they provide like, Missalettes or any leaflets to follow along with?
There should be “red books” prvoided. This is similar to a missalette that you would see in a NO Church. It has everything, but the propers.
Where can I go to get the Propers and the Ordinary for the High Mass in a printable version if it is not provided?
Here’s a link to the ordinary…
and here’s the propers for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost…
I expect to have to be there pretty early to get a seat (this Church is like an uber parish from what I know lol) but really, that’s all I expect. I know next to nothing about the tridentine latin mass. Please any relevant information would be greatly appreciated!!
Remember it’s much more quiet in the majority of TLMs that I have assisted at when compared to NO parishes.
It may be a “dialogue Mass” where you will respsond along with the servers or it may not be, in which case only the servers will be responding.
Don’t try to follow along too hard. It’s a little tough at the beginning and you will probably just be reading your missal instead of paying attention if you try to follow along. I would siggest reading over the ordinary that I linked to get a littl familiar with it before you go.
P.S. I’ve verrrryy excited about this. What have your guys’ experience been at Tridentine Masses? God Bless!!!
When I first converted I wanted to check out a TLM. It nagged at me from the start of my life in the Church. I finally went, and I haven’t been back to but a handful of NO Masses since. In my opinion and the opinion of many, many others, there is nothing more reverent than the TLM. It’s truly a beautiful experience.