Tridentine Mass Society

The parishioners of St. St.Mary of Pine Bluff love the Latin Liturgy.  They see in the Sacred Rites of the Church an intrinsic beauty that has a transformative power over the soul.  The Bride of Christ, the Catholic Church, understands the sacramental nature of her own liturgy, and so our Holy Mother the Church understands that beauty in liturgical gestures and monuments can reflect the beauty of God and direct the faithful towards God.  This is why Catholic liturgy is enriched by an atmosphere rich with “smells and bells.”  This is why the founding parishioners of St. Mary of Pine Bluff made great sacrifices to build a majestic parish church, replete with sacred art, meant to last for generations to come.

The Roman Liturgy enjoys, in particular, a long and glorious tradition of sacred music, which Vatican II calls “a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than any other art.”  Catholics, therefore, are called, not just to sing at Mass, but to sing the Mass.  At St. Mary of Pine Bluff, a deep appreciation of sacred music is fostered.  Sacred chant and polyphony, along with sacred organ music are a regular part of the liturgies of St.Mary of Pine Bluff Parish.

In addition to the Mass, the traditional customs, novenas, and devotions that accompany the seasons of the liturgical year, enhance the liturgical life of the parishioners of St. Mary of Pine Bluff Church.  This devotional life fosters a deep love of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, as well as devotion to the saints, who are the friends of God.

St. Mary of Pine Bluff is honored to be served by the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison.

The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, a 501(c)3 non-profit association founded in 2007 and approved by Bishop Morlino, is a private association of Catholic faithful dedicated to the preservation of the “ancient form of the Roman rite” or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, using the missal of 1962. The Society consists of lay Catholics drawn from every age group and walk of life who are “strongly attached to this usage of the Roman Rite,” and who reside in the Diocese of Madison. The Society welcomes priests and religious who have great love and affection for this earlier liturgical form and would like remain faithful to tradition.

The goal of the Society is:

  • Assisting in the celebration and enhancing the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Madison, such as the Mass and other liturgical celebrations as Vespers.
  • Reaching out and providing support to other parishes in the Diocese of Madison, which are interested in celebrating it.
  • Providing catechesis and education to those who want to know more about the usus antiquior and learn how to attend a Traditional Latin Mass.

For more information, please visit: Tridentine Mass Society of Madison