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A Nice Bit of Latin

At Fisher House, we are blessed to have three Masses on Sunday: 9.30 am, 11 am, and 5.30 pm. The first two Masses are sung, each with their own choir: 9.30 am in Latin; 11 am in English. The 9.30 am Sung Latin Mass is a change this year from the shockingly early 9 am start. Please God, among these three Masses, there is one that especially helps each of us to pray well.

The offering of Mass in Latin - the Novus Ordo - has a long tradition at the Chaplaincy, celebrated for many decades, with all of the beauty of Gregorian Chant. The Second Vatican Council taught that 'the Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman Liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services' (Sacrosanctum Concilium 116). If you would like to sing in the 9.30 am Choir, e-mail Fr Paul (pjk1001) or come along and introduce yourself. The Latin Liturgy Association promotes the celebration of Mass in Latin and the singing of Gregorian Chant. Their next meeting is in Cambridge this Saturday (8 October): Meetings – Association for Latin Liturgy (

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