St. Anthony the Abbot Church announces that – beginning March 1, 2020- in addition to its regularly scheduled masses, the traditional Latin mass (Tridentine Mass) will be offered each Sunday at 11:30 am in the church located at 20428 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida. Call 352-796-2096 for information. St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church is a parish of the diocese of St. Petersburg and in union with the Holy See in Rome.
Mass will be offered by the Rev. Paul Pecchie, pastor of St. Anthony the Abbot parish.
About the Tridentine Mass (Traditional Latin Mass)
The Tridentine Mass, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass (often abbreviated in the colloquial TLM), or Usus Antiquior, is the Roman Rite Mass which appears in typical editions of the Roman Missal published from 1570 to 1962 The most widely used Mass liturgy in the world from its issuance in 1570 until the introduction of the Mass of Paul VI in 1969, it is celebrated in ecclesiastical Latin.
The edition promulgated by Pope John XXIII in 1962 (the last to bear the indication ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum) and Mass celebrated in accordance with it are described in the 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum as an authorized form of the Church’s liturgy, and this form of the Tridentine Mass is often spoken of as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, accompanied by a letter to the world’s bishops, 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.
Benedict stated that the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal is to be considered an “extraordinary form” (forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite, of which the 1970 Mass of Paul VI is the ordinary, normal or standard form. Since that is the only authorized extraordinary form, some refer to the 1962 Tridentine Mass as “the extraordinary form” of the Mass. The 1962 Tridentine Mass is sometimes referred to as the “usus antiquior” (older use) or “forma antiquior” (older form), to differentiate it from the Mass of Paul VI, again in the sense of being the only one of the older forms for which authorization has been granted.
The Mission of St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church
We the faith filled community of St. Anthony the Abbot, nourished by word and Eucharist, aim to live the faith with the Holy Spirit, through the example of Mary. We strive to embrace the mission of Christ, celebrate his presence through the sacraments, and become the light of the Lord, especially for those in need.