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Resources for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass
(Traditional Latin Mass)

NOTE: The first four items below may be considered as a set for a "do it yourself" approach to learning the Traditional Latin Mass - without the expense of a Missale Romanum and at a pace that fits your personal schedule. The first entry provides the "How to" for the Ordinary of the Mass (the Ordo Missae). The second entry provides the content of the altar cards used at every Mass so that the Missale Romanum does not have to be moved repeatedly from side to side. The third entry provides a simulation of what the Latin should sound like. The fourth entry explains the conclusions to prayers which are found only in abbreviated form in the Mass readings in the Missale Romanum. The actual readings for any particular day may be found in both Latin and English on one of the "Propers" pages in the blue menu to the left.

Celebrant's Guide for the Traditional Latin Mass

- 48 numbered pages on 24 sides and 12 sheets of paper, plus a cover sheet.
Contains the Latin text of the Traditional Latin Low Mass (Missa Lecta) with abbreviated rubrics in English. These are presented in a side-by-side, easy-to-use format. Intended to provide a starting point for learning the Traditional Latin Mass. When duplex printed on its left (short) edge, spine stapled, and folded in half, it becomes a standard booklet size (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches) portable study guide. The Guide refers to the three standard altar cards below, so consider printing the cards if you do not already have access to a set.

Set of Altar Cards for the Traditional Latin Mass

- 3 pages (8.5 x 14 Legal), landscape, pdf: A basic set of printable altar cards for the TLM. These can be produced (ideally using a color printer) on three sheets of legal paper, the right and left cards cut to size, and all three laminated, and / or framed. Pale yellow paper provides a more pleasing result and some find it easier to read.

Latin Mass Audio

- 14 minute soundtrack, mp3: An approximation of what the standard prayers and responses should sound like in Latin. Typically, this begins to play as soon as it is downloaded. To save a local copy, right-click on the player and select "Save Audio As" then choose where you want it saved.

Standard Conclusions to Prayers

- 1 page, portrait, pdf: The standard endings to the Collects, Secrets, and Postcommmunions in Latin and English. Intended to be memorized by any priest who wants to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Celebrant's Guide Cover Template

- 4 "pages" on 2 sides and 1 sheet of paper, in landscape orientation and .odt format: May be used as a template to create a custom cover for the Guide. (Consider 65-80 lb cardstock for this cover.)

Rubrics for the 1962 Roman Missal

- A link to the complete priest's instructions (Ritus Servandus) for the Mass of the 1962 Roman Missal, as translated by Fr. Dennis Duvelius for the Latin Liturgy Association.

Rituals beyond Low Mass

- 11 pages, portrait, pdf: Contains the rubrics for rituals like incensing in a High Mass (Missa Cantata), the Asperges me and Vidi aquam, and the Blessing of the Palms that occur before, during, or after Mass. Intended to provide a priest new to the Traditional Latin Mass with the English instructions for these rituals.

Vesting Prayers

- 1 page, portrait, pdf: The vesting prayers in Latin and English. Intended to be printed, laminated, framed, and posted in the sacristy.

Server Vesting Prayers

- 1 page, portrait, pdf: The vesting prayers in Latin and English. Intended to be printed, laminated, framed, and posted in the sacristy.

Sample Plan for Implementing a Traditional Latin Mass

- 2 pages, portrait, pdf: An actual planning document for implementing a Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form). As such, it has both generic and location-specific tasks. Intended as a place to start evaluation of a potential project for a TLM.