Where to Find Latin Mass in Detroit

Where to Find Latin Mass in Detroit

The Latin or Tridentine Rite returned to churches by the grace of Pope Benedict, who in 2007 allowed priests to celebrate the Latin Mass in private and to hold public celebrations of the Mass as requested by the faithful. Every Catholic should experience the Latin Rite at least once in their lives, as it is a profoundly moving expression of faith conducted in the language of the Mother Church.

How to Dress

Wear clothing that is not revealing, too casual, or of a nature that would be considered disrespectful to the church. Men may wear a suit and women a dress, suit, or even a pantsuit, but wearing “Sunday best” is encouraged! Ladies may also wear a “chapel veil” or mantilla over their hair.

Order of the Mass

You do not need to know Latin in order to attend the Latin Mass! In fact, there are a number of resources open to non-latin speakers to help in following the Order of Mass. Printing one out and following along is just fine. Many Catholics have never learned Latin, but this is a good way to get your toes wet.

1. Prayers at the foot of the altar and the Penitential Rite.
2. Kyrie elesion
3. Gloria
4. Scripture reading and prayer.
5. Credo
6. Offertory
7. Canon of the Mass
8. Sanctus and Benedictus
9. Pater Noster and Agnus Dei
10. Ablutions and the Post-communion
11. Final prayer and dismissal

It’s hard to break the Mass down into parts, for it’s beautiful and flowing from one section into the next. It’s uplifting, enlightening, and brings many to renew their faith with its beauty.

Detroit churches offering the Latin Rite include Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located in Greektown. The Mass is on Sunday at 10:00 AM, and is open to all.

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