Our Apostolates - Extraordinary Form Tutorial
Pope Benedict XVI’s ground-breaking Motu Proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum went into effect on September 14th, 2007, and Catholic priests from around the world began preparing for the return of the Traditional Latin Mass in parish life.
Sancta Missa website
As a response to the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio, the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius launched SanctaMissa.org in August of 2007 as an online tutorial for priests learning to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.
In addition to providing an online multimedia tutorial with a wealth of sample liturgies in videos and photos, SanctaMissa.org provides the rubrics of the 1962 Missale Romanum in English, a ceremonial for altar servers, articles on the spirituality of the Tridentine Latin Mass, a wealth of liturgical resources, and liturgical music guidelines.
Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R., the Founder and Superior of The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius (Chicago), hopes that SanctaMissa.org will assist priests and faithful to enter fully into the mystery of the Liturgy:
We hope that this tutorial, which provides a study of the the rubrics in a multimedia format, will assist priests in praying the Mass of the Ages with deeper reverence and love, so that the faithful attracted to this venerable rite might more profoundly enter into the Eucharistic Sacrifice.
By the diligent study of the rubrics, priests will be able to grasp the structure of the Mass and perform well the many intricacies of the sacred liturgy. Moreover, the external ceremonies of the Mass should always lead the priest to discover its rich treasures.
Finally, this presentation of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will form the laity, both intellectually and spiritually, to understand its sacred ceremonies, and to be transformed by its inestimable beauty.
With SanctaMissa.org, the Traditional Latin Mass has come into the 21st Century. There is now a very modern way to learn this ancient liturgy.