At Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil, Indiana, we have begun celebrating the Mass in Latin once a week on Tuesday evenings at 5:30.
That sentence sets off more ecclesiastical alarms and earthquakes than just about anything else a priest could say.
I want to first of all address all the fears and concerns people not from our parish have about this
Also, lots of people are intimidated by the prayers that are recited because most people obviously have never used any Latin before. This is a practice video that allows for an easy way for people to practice the prayers and responses from the comfort and security of their own home. It’s embarrassment-free! Besides, people are welcome at the Mass even if you simply want to observe for a while and pray with us. You are still MOST welcome to come to Mass even if you plan to silently observe at Mass!
Finally, here is our second Latin Mass that was celebrated just last evening. Some had requested that we videotape the Mass so that parishioners and family and friends who are currently out of town could still take part in some way.
We’ve had a great turnout so far – we probably have two or three times the number of regular daily Mass attendees who come out for the Mass in Latin. We’d love to have you join us if you are able.
Fr. John Hollowell
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