Traditional Latin Mass

 Extraordinary Form Altar

“What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.
It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.”
-Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to Bishops
July 7, 2007

“A precious treasure to be preserved.”
-Pope Benedict XVI, Universae Ecclesiae, May 13, 2011

We offer the Traditional Latin Mass on the second Sunday of the month, as well as for special occasions, for example, we will offer a special Requiem Mass on November 2, All Souls Day  each year.

2018 Traditional Latin Mass – Missa Cantata:
Feb 18, 1st Sunday of Lent, 5:30pm, in the Cathedral
Mar 25, Palm Sunday, 5:30pm, in the Cathedral
May 20, Pentecost Sunday, 5:30pm, in the Cathedral

10 tips for newcomers to the Latin Mass

Because the TLM is different from what the Mass most Catholics now know, it can often seem strange at first. One reason why it may seem odd is because most of the Mass is spoken in Latin. Once you have attended a few times, you’ll begin to learn and appreciate the beauty and reverence of the service.  So, if you’re considering trying out the TLM, we recommend you dedicate to try 4 Sunday’s in a row for you and your family. For most, that’s enough for them to fall in love with the old form of the Mass rich with history.
Fr. Peter

Click here for pictures Latin Solemn Mass on May 26, 2013, 5:30 pm, Trinity Sunday, in Cathedral

Click here to view pictures of our All Saints Missa Cantata.

All Saints Missa Cantata, Nov 1, 2013, Viernes Organ Mass:

“Extraordinary Form” of the Mass refers to the Mass celebrated in Latin and using the texts & rubrics of the 1962 Missal (i.e. before the Second Vatican Council), in accordance with Summorum Pontificum, promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. People sometimes refer to this form of the Mass as the Tridentine Mass, Old Mass, Latin Mass, 1962 Mass, Mass of St. Pius V, etc.1

Latin Mass at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans

“The Holy Mass is a prayer itself, even the highest prayer that exists. It is the sacrifice, dedicated by our Redeemer at the cross, and repeated every day on the altar. If you wish to hear Mass as it should be heard, you must follow with eye, heart and mouth all that happens at the altar. Further, you must pray with the priest the holy words said by him in the name of Christ and which Christ says by him. You have to associate your heart with the holy feelings which are contained in these words and in this manner you ought to follow all that happens on the altar. When acting in this way you have prayed Holy Mass.”

His Holiness, Pope St. Pius X

Frequently Asked Questions about the Mass

History – From Second Vatican Council to Today


2018 Traditional Latin Masses
Missa Cantata
5:30pm in the Cathedral
Feb 18, First Sunday of Lent
Mar 25, Palm Sunday
May 20, Pentecost Sunday

Learn the basics about the
season in preparation for Lent:


Signum Crucis – Sign of the Cross
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Oratio Dominica – The Lord’s Prayer
Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum.
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
et dimitte nobis
debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Doxologia Minor – Glory Be
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio,
et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.

Agnus Dei – Lamb of God
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
dona nobis pacem.

Ave Maria – Hail Mary
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc,
et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Anima Christi (Soul of Christ)
Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, salve me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.
Passio Christi, conforta me.
O bone Iesu, exaudi me.
Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Ne permittas me separari a te.
Ab hoste maligno defende me.
In hora mortis meae voca me.
Et iube me venire ad te,
ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te
in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

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