“Latin Mass 101”
Fresno-area Catholics seeking to explore their faith in time for Lent will soon have an opportunity to learn more about the Traditional Latin Mass. On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, 2010, the Fresno Traditional Mass Society will host “Latin Mass 101: A Workshop for Curious Catholics” at the Ramada Inn, Shaw Avenue at Freeway 41 in Fresno.
Fr. Matthew McNeely, FSSP, will present two 45-minute talks that examine the form, structure, and spirituality of the Latin Mass. He will then celebrate the Latin Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Guadalupe Chapel, at 11:00 AM.
Fr. McNeely is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and the administrator of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento. The FSSP was founded with the approval of His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1988, for the formation and sanctification of priests in the framework of the Latin Mass.
The workshop fee of $15 includes continental breakfast. The Mass at St. Anthony’s will be open to the public. Interested parties may register by sending a check to Fresno Traditional Mass Society, PO Box 8711, Fresno, CA 93747-8711, or by visiting www.fresnolatinmass.org
The Fresno Traditional Mass Society, a chapter of Una Voce America, was founded in 2003 to promote the Latin Mass and Gregorian chant in the Fresno area.