St. Benedict's Parish "> Using a Missal to follow the prayers during a Latin Mass

Using a Missal to follow along with the prayers of the Priest during a Traditional Latin Mass

Roman Missal
The priest will first read the Epistle and Gospel in Latin. In all Sunday Masses and during Daily Masses where a sermon is preached, the Priest will then step down to the ambo (podium) and read the Epistle and Gospel in English. A sermon (in English) will follow.
Each pew contains multiple copies of a Red Missalette booklet. These booklets contain the common texts of the Mass in both English and Latin.
The Parish also has copies of the St. Edmund Campion Missal and Hymnal for use by those attending Mass, These are located in the pews. Chants for the Sung Mass can be found at the back of the red Missalettes found in the pews as well as in the back of the Campion Missal.
As the priest offers the prayers of the Mass, do not be worried if you have problems following the Latin or keeping up with the priest in the missal. St. Padre Pio recommends during the Mass to “keep your mind focused on the mystery that is unfolding before your eyes. In your mind’s eye transport yourself to Calvary and meditate on the Victim who offers Himself to Divine Justice, paying the price of your redemption.”

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