Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deo Gratias! Traditional Latin Mass - April 30, 2012

At the request of Archbishop Thomas Wenski, the Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass is returning to the Tallahassee area.  Through the efforts of local coordinator Stephen Mozier, the first mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Quincy, FL on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7 PM (directions below).  Father Hector R.G. Perez, STD will be presiding.  Initial plans are for a monthly Sunday mass in Quincy, with more frequent masses if attendance and participation merit.  If you are interested in more information or to be added to his mailing list, please contact Stephen Mozier e-mail here.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
27 North Shadow Street
Quincy, FL

 April 30 is also the feast day of our Dominican predecessor, Pope St. Pius V.  As is very appropriate for the re-establishment of a Traditional Latin Mass here, Pope St. Pius V is most famous for promulgating the 1570 Roman Missal which came to be known as the Tridentine Missal.  He also established the Feast of Our Lady of Victory (later Our Lady of the Rosary) in thanks for the victory of the Catholic fleet over the Turks at Lepanto.

 St. Pius V, Ora Pro Nobis!

I have only attended one Traditional Latin Mass myself.  For those, like myself, who need some education, here are some links to help you along.  (WARNING: if you Google or otherwise search for internet information, there are many spurious and heretical sites out there filled with misinformation. Use caution!)
SanctaMissa.org  -  Excellent place to start with several video tutorials
Una Voce America (Resources)   -   List of links with other resources
Latin Liturgy Association   -   FAQs and HTML text of the Latin Liturgy

Hope to see you in Quincy!

Oratio pro Missa Latine Celbranda
Official Prayer of the Latin Liturgy Association
 O mundi Regnator, qui te omni lingua hominum angelorumque laudari vluisti; tribue, quaesumus, ut etiam in diebus nostris sacrificium dilecti Filii tui immaculatum assidue lingua Romana in oratoriis gentis nostrae omniumque permultis tibi offeratur a populo ad te toto corde converso: per Christum Dominum nostrum. 

Let us pray.
O Master of the Universe, who have willed that you be praised in every tongue of men and angels, grant that in our day too the perfect sacrifice of your beloved Son may continue to be offered  to you in the tongue of the Romans in many churches of our land and every land by a people who have turned to you with all their heart; this we ask through Christ our Lord.

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