MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino is scheduled to preside and preach at a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Patrick Church, 404 E. Main St., on Sunday, September 5, at 9 a.m.
Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, also known as the "Tridentine Mass," is considered the extraordinary form of the Mass. The current Roman Missal, published after the Second Vatican Council, continues to be the "ordinary" form for celebrations of Mass for Roman Catholics.
The 1962 missal was allowed as a liturgical exception since 1984, but Catholics had to request permission from local bishops. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI released the apostolic letter titled "Summorum Pontificum," which said that the extraordinary form should be made available in every parish where groups of the faithful desire it.
Mass in the Extraordinary Form is celebrated in Latin, generally with a homily given in English.
However, knowledge of Latin is not necessary to fully participate. Missals with English and Spanish translations are available and allow the faithful to follow the Mass and the priest's prayers silently, uniting their prayers with the sacrifice of the Mass.