The Sacrament of Confession is offered 45 minutes prior to all Masses except the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass as confessions are held during the Mass in the hallway confessional. Confessions are also held during the 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass.
*The Tridentine Mass/Latin Mass — Mass as it was celebrated prior to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) — is offered each Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
The word “Tridentine” is derived from the Council of Trent, which published a standard text of the Roman Missal (prescribing the rituals and prayers for the Mass), used with few changes for four centuries.
The Tridentine Mass is celebrated entirely in Latin, with the priest facing the altar (rather than the congregation), and with most of the prayers being inaudible to the people. The sermon is in English. Many people follow the prayers of the Mass by using a personal, bilingual missal. We have some booklets with the translation and order of the Mass available in the back of the Church on the shelves below the bulletins.
In his apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum (of 2007), Pope Benedict XVI called for a broader use of the Roman Missal of 1962 — the last edition of the Missal prior to the Second Vatican Council. Under the provisions of Summorum Pontificum, every Catholic priest is free to use the Missal of 1962 privately. The Tridentine Mass may be celebrated publicly wherever there is a community of the faithful who request it.
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