“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 a fairly regular basis. Please visit this website and our Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Our TLM schedule at the Cathedral remains UNCHANGED!!
After reviewing the Motu proprio of Pope Francis of July 16, 2021, Bishop Malone has given us permission to continue with the TLM as scheduled!
NEXT Traditional Latin Masses:
Feast of St. Augustine
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00 am
Low Mass with Music (Hymns/Motets/Anthems)
Sunday, September 26, 5:30 pm
Missa Cantata (Men’s Schola)
Solemnity of All Saints
Mon, November 1, 6 pm
Missa Cantata: Cathedral Choir will sing William Byrd’s Mass for four voices
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. Once you have attended several TLM, for most, that’s enough for them to fall in love with the old form of the Mass rich with history.
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.
“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