Tridentine Mass - What is it?

[quote=A.Pelliccio]Whered you get that beatiful artwork… and where can I find it?
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You can find one of those on the Una Voce web page. Una Voce is loyal to the Bishop of Rome and the Magisterium of the Church. They promote the TLM. I like them.

Joe Omlor is a sedevacant, or one who believes JPII is not the Pope, but a heretic. His is a self-defeating opinion.

Check out the Una Voce website:

unavoce.org/

[quote=A.Pelliccio]Whered you get that beatiful artwork… and where can I find it?
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I got it from another post in this forum.

God Bless you,

Joe

[quote=kjvail]This weekend I attended my first Latin mass, it was awe-inspiring. I was in tears virtually the whole time. I didn’t understand a word of the liturgy, but it didn’t matter a bit. I purposefully didn’t follow along in the book.
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I had the exact same experience, although my parish N.O. Mass is very good and my priest runs a “tight ship.” But I now make the effort on feast days and as many Sundays as possible to attend the High Mass, which lasts about 1.75 hours.

But I’m fortunate. Where I am we have materecclesiae.org/%between% which is a Diocesan church and gives the Traditional Mass seven days a week.

JELane

This link did not work.

If you meant the link to the site I posted didn’t work, I just tried it and it did. As an FYI, it’s Mater Ecclesiæ Roman Catholic Church in Berlin, NJ. Should turn up on a Google search.

JELane

[quote=JElane]… it’s Mater Ecclesiæ Roman Catholic Church in Berlin, NJ.
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There’s a similar parish in Richmond, VA. It is in full communion with Rome, but is 100%, 7 days-a-week Tridentine.

rc.net/richmond/stjoes/history.html

Hello,

My wife and I have become very discouraged with the “modernization” of the Mass, especially here in Los Angeles. We have been interested in attending the traditional Latin Mass, and have done so twice. Each time was at a different church.

We noticed in both cases, that more than 3/4 of the Mass is spoken by the priest and the alter servers so softly, that we cannot hear a word they are saying, and have difficulty following along in our missals. In both of our experiences attending the traditional Mass so far, the priest was actually 4 pages into the liturgy before we knew he had even begun! We find it actually “distracting” because we were always trying to “catch up” and figure out where the priest is…

Neither were “dialogue” Masses, so I understand that we as the congregation weren’t supposed to be responding throughout the Mass, and we are fine with that-- but we would at least like to hear the dialogue between the priest and the servers at full voice so we can follow along…

Is this the common protocol for the Tridentine Mass? Is it supposed to be said that softly, even though no one can hear what’s being said for most of the Mass? Is the congregation supposed to just read along on their own and hope that they stay in sync with the pace of the priest?

We love the Tridentine Mass, other than this aspect…

Thank you!

[quote=psychmjr]Is this the common protocol for the Tridentine Mass? Is it supposed to be said that softly, even though no one can hear what’s being said for most of the Mass? Is the congregation supposed to just read along on their own and hope that they stay in sync with the pace of the priest?

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I have to confess that your post made me smile. I remember being “lost” the first few times and having to glance at the person in front of me and look at his page number.

Yes, it’s said softly for much of the time. But if you watch what the priest does, you can look in the missal and it actually describes, in English, the movements and actions of the priest.

I guess it was around my 3rd or 4th visit that I was finally able to follow without looking at someone else’s page numbers. But it’s not even following along so much that’s important. Oh, there may be a separate set of papers containing the epistle and gospel, as well as the introit and such, which aren’t in our missals. You have to have those papers or you’ll flip through the whole missal before you realize it “ain’t” in there.

Hang in there…it gets easier to follow.

JELane

Thanks! That helps… I was worried we were just missing something. Now we will know what to expect.

I appreciate it!

JE Lane - I tried the link again tonight and it did work, might have been temporarily down when I tried it before. Thanks

Most of the responses are altar server territory :smiley: .

Here is a more modern translation of the 1962 Missal:
latincatholic.tripod.com/latincatholic/id6.html

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