Tridentine Latin Mass

Mass TimesTraditional Latin Mass

Saint Anthony Catholic Church in El Segundo, California celebrates the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Tridentine Latin Mass every Sunday at 1:30PM.

About the Traditional Latin Mass

On July 7, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI launched one of the boldest papal initiatives since Vatican II: He declared that the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, which he said was never abrogated, was officially available to all the Church’s faithful alongside the new liturgy of Pope Paul VI.

In the letter he wrote to bishops, the Holy Father’s words explaining his
decision are but an elegant expression of common sense: If the older liturgy
was sacred in the past, then it is sacred now as well. “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.” Summorum Pontificum declared that the older liturgy “must be given due honor for its venerable and ancient usage.” This due honor, according to Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” president Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, should be shown by making the traditional Latin Mass available even where it has not been specifically requested.

 


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