Attending a Latin mass is an experiencing most Catholics enjoy at least once during their time with the church. Some prefer to attend mass this way every week. But why? What are the benefits of choosing traditional Latin mass over more contemporary services?
Experiencing Mass the Way the Saints Would Have
If there’s one thing that the Catholic church values, it’s tradition. For those interested in experiencing mass the way many of the Saints would have, there’s no better way to connect with history and tradition than to attend a Latin mass.
From approximately 600 A.D. until the 1970’s, the church primarily relied on the Latin mass, meaning that these services are rich with the history and lives of many of the church’s Saints. Choose a Latin service to experience your faith on a deeper level and connect with its roots.
Language Barriers are Broken
Regardless of what language you speak at home, a Latin mass means the same thing to everyone. Most people have relatively little exposure to the Latin language, so speakers of nearly every language and from every cultural background start out on equal footing when it comes to attending these services. In places like the United States where cultures meld and people come from all over the world, these services are a great way to unite and learn something new, together.
You Know What to Expect – Every Time
In many churches, the traditional Catholic mass has changed dramatically in recent decades. That’s not entirely a bad thing; these new approaches have brought many souls in the doors and helped them connect with the scriptures in ways they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.
However, many Catholics prefer things to be the way they have always been – to follow the age-old traditions of the church. When you want a service that’s going to be predictable, understandable, easy to follow, and free of the trappings of the co-opted “modern” service, attend Latin mass in a Detroit Catholic church. You’ll experience mass the way it was intended to be – the way it has been for generations.