Archive for September, 2009

Latin Mass Comes to Tiverton, Rhode Island

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island will begin the regular celebration of Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form on the First Sunday of the month at 12:00 Noon. Latin Mass will also be celebrated on Mondays during Advent and Lent at 5:00 PM.

For more information, please visit the Holy Ghost Church website.

Traditional Latin Mass to be Celebrated in Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Una Voce Central Alabama is pleased to announce that, after 40 years, the Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will again be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Montgomery, Alabama, at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27.

Father Mark Fischer, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, will be the celebrant. The Mass, a Missa Cantata, will be sung by St. Cecilia Schola Cantorum, of Auburn.

Una Voce Central Alabama continues its efforts to see the establishment of an every-Sunday Extraordinary Form Mass at St. Peter’s. This inaugural Latin Mass will no doubt enhance these efforts.

For more information, please visit the Una Voce Central Alabama website.

Latin Mass comes to the south end of the diocese of Palm Beach, FL

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009


Posted: 08.19.09

LANTANA | If you attend the early afternoon Sunday Mass at Holy Spirit Parish here next month, you’ll notice a difference in the language in which the priest celebrates the liturgy.

“We will have our first Latin Mass the first Sunday in September,” said Father Kevin Nelson, pastor.

The parish’s first Tridentine Mass is planned for 2 p.m. Sept. 6, and Father Nelson will be main celebrant. Whether the parish continues to have Mass in Latin every Sunday will depend on response and attendance, he said.

Often attended by those Catholics who have a great love for the “old Mass,” the Tridentine Mass was the only Mass used in Catholic parishes from the Council of Trent in the 16th century to 1963. Reforms to the Mass came after the Second Vatican Council was held 1962-1965. They brought a newer rite celebrated in the local language, with the priest facing the congregation. The old, Tridentine rite differs also in ceremony and certain liturgical practices from the current, ordinary form of the Mass.

The resurgence of the Tridentine celebration accelerated when Pope Benedict XVI authorized a broader return of the “extraordinary form of the Roman rite.”

In the Diocese of Palm Beach, there is one scheduled Latin Mass in the north end of the diocese: St. Martin de Porres in Jensen Beach features the Mass 12:30 p.m. Sundays.

“The Mass is rich in the traditions of the Church. It is so beautiful,” said Father Marco De Leon, St. Martin de Porres parochial vicar.

Holy Spirit Parish is at 1000 W. Lantana Road, Lantana. For information, call 561-585-5970.

New Mass Location in the Diocese of San Jose

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Another Traditional Latin Mass location is being added in the Diocese of San Jose, California.
Starting Sunday, September 6, 2009, there will be a Traditional Latin Sung Mass (Missa Cantata) at the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church (1375 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California 95116) at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday.
The celebrant will be Fr. Jean-Marie Moreau, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, rector at the Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Santa Clara, California.The new Mass schedule has been announced in this week’s (August 30, 2009) bulletin of the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church.
Here is a web link to an interior shot of the Five Wounds Church:
More pictures of this beautiful church can be found here.
Additional information is provided through the Institute of Christ the King’s Santa Clara apostolate news page.

New Sunday Mass Schedule beginning in September

Regular Sunday Mass to be celebrated at Five Wounds Church

With gratitude to the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church Parish and to the Diocese of San Jose, and in response to the needs of the growing Oratory, the Institute of Christ the King will offer a High Mass every Sunday at Five Wounds Church in San Jose, California.

Beginning September 6, 2009, the Sunday Mass schedule for the Oratory will be as follows:

7:45 AM Low Mass – Chapel at 1298 Homestead Road, Santa Clara CA 95050

9:15 AM High Mass – Five Wounds Church, 1375 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose CA 95116

9:30 AM Low Mass – Chapel on Homestead Road

11:00 AM Low Mass – Chapel on Homestead Road

5:30 PM Low Mass – Chapel on Homestead Road

Please note that the 8AM mass at the nearby Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Santa Clara, CA (which is about 6.4 miles from Five Wounds) will be moved to a slightly earlier time of 7:45AM. Details are as follows:

Five Wounds Portuguese National Church
1375 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95116-2391 (
Google map

Phone: (408) 292-2123


submitted by — Paul Chang, San Jose, California and R. C. Spencer-O’Hare, Oakland