TRADITIONAL: Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Mount Perry.
TRADITIONAL: Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Mount Perry.

Mass in the extraordinary form

MASS in its extraordinary form will be practised to pay tribute to the cultural shift in Catholic services.

Held at the St Patrick's Catholic Church in Mt Perry, this mass will be held entirely in Latin, paying tribute to the traditional form practised for centuries.

Organiser Moira Thompson believes there has been a shift in interest around Australia, particularly in younger people.

"The traditional form of mass has a lot more ritual involved with it," Ms Thompson said.

"More visuals, music, bells, incense, and Gregorian chants that go back to the Middle Ages."

The priestly activities that occur during the service are more separated during proceedings, with there being emphasis on male priesthood and the alter services.

"It's a beautiful setting as well in the St Patrick's church as it's heritage listed, and hasn't been changed since it's been constructed," Ms Thompson said.

Held by celebrant Fr Adrian Sharp, there will be confession and rosary prior to the mass, with the Confession and Rosaries beginning at 10am, followed by the service at 11am.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a shared plate for lunch in Memorial Park after the service.


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