Traditional Latin Mass

“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 do not have regularly schedules times for the Traditional Latin Mass. We always post here the date and time of the next TLM at the Cathedral:

William Byrd: Mass for 4 Voices, The King's Singers
Solemnity of All Saints

Monday, Nov 1, 6:00, Missa Cantata : Traditional Latin Mass

“Grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous & godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you…”  collect of All Saints

The Cathedral Choir will sing Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices


Nearest TLMs:

St. Joseph the Worker is a Latin Mass Parish in Tyler, Texas, is an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. All Masses and Sacraments are offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Check out their website:

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches has regularly scheduled Masses.

Here is a listing of all TLMs throughout the USA.

Prayers in Latin (with audio)

How to Pray in Latin | Traditional Catholic Prayers

Latin Mass Newcomers

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.
Fr. Peter

Link to video of 2013 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

Prayers in Latin

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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