Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

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 Latin Mass

Location: Holy Family Parish, Latrobe
Celebrated: Every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Bishop Emeritus Lawrence E. Brandt announced the celebration of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, or the Latin Mass as it is more well known, in the Diocese of Greensburg, December 20, 2012. This announcement corresponded to a Vatican directive that instructed every Catholic diocese in the world to make the Mass in the Extraordinary Form available to the faithful.  Weekly celebrations of the Latin Mass began the first Sunday of Lent 2013 under the guidance of Father Daniel C. Mahoney.

Father Matthew J. Morelli, Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd, Kent, serves as the Bishop's Representative for matters pertaining to the celebration of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  He is assisted by the Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey and the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest from Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh.
For more information, please visit the “Latin Mass” page of Holy Family Parish’s website or the website of the Latrobe Latin Mass community.

 Choir Rehearsals

There is a choir/schola which sings during the Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Rehearsals are held Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Family Church.  All individuals with some musical background are welcomed and encouraged to join. For additional information, please email Mary Vanden Berk​

 Extraordinary Forms FAQs

expand Question : Are the extraordinary and ordinary forms entirely different? ‎(1)
expand Question : How does participation of the faithful differ? ‎(1)
expand Question : How does the role of the priest differ? ‎(1)
expand Question : How will the two forms influence each other? ‎(1)
expand Question : What are the challenges for those attached to the preconciliar form? ‎(1)
expand Question : What are the reasons why people remain strongly attached to the preconciliar form? ‎(1)
expand Question : What mandate did the fathers of the Second Vatican Council give for the renewal of the Sacred Liturgy? ‎(1)
expand Question : What other major differences characterize the extraordinary and ordinary forms of the Missale Romanum? ‎(1)
expand Question : Why was the 1962 Missal of Blessed John XXIII chosen as the extraordinary form? ‎(1)
expand Question : Won't the new norms cause division in parishes and exacerbate the tensions? ‎(1)