TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS
The Traditional Latin Mass, also known as the Tridentine Mass, is the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Mass. This form of the Mass was widely used until 1962, when the current form of the Mass (Mass of Paul VI) was introduced. In its current form of use, the Traditional Latin Mass uses the 1962 Missal of John XXIII. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued an apostolic letter, Summorum pontificum, authorizing use of the 1962 Tridentine Mass by all Latin Rite Catholic priests in Masses celebrated without the people. These Masses "may — observing all the norms of law — also be attended by faithful who, of their own free will, ask to be admitted". Permission for competent priests to use the Tridentine Mass as parish liturgies may be given by the pastor or rector.
In our parish, the Latin Mass has been offered regularly at Holy Trinity Church since 2016 and continues to be offered at 6pm on the first Thursday of each month.
Our parish is one of few in the diocese and greater Sydney metropolitan area that offers this ancient form of the Mass. We encourage you to come along and take advantage of this opportunity to attend this extraordinary form of the Mass within our very own parish.