Catholic Campus Ministry to Celebrate Latin Mass

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Fr. Douglas Bailey, director of the Florida Tech Catholic Campus Ministry, announces an Extraordinary Form of the Roman Catholic Mass will
be held on the second Sunday of each month during the academic year, starting Jan. 13. The Mass, at 4 p.m., will feature a Scola Cantorum (choir), which
performs primarily Gregorian chant. The new Mass will not take the place of the already scheduled 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Mass.

“We have decided to begin this as a way to invigorate Catholic worship and bring more reverence to the service,” said Bailey. To bring back this Mass which
had been celebrated throughout the world for centuries until the mid-1960s, will be expensive, he said.

“We will need liturgical vessels and at least four brass candlesticks, as well as altar cloths, cassocks, surplices and 1962 missals. Most expensive will
be about 50 kneelers, one for each chair,” he said. Bailey estimates an investment of $10,000 is needed to properly conduct the Mass.

Currently, the nearest Extraordinary Form of the Roman Catholic Mass authorized by the Roman Catholic Church is being held in Sanford, Fla.

For more information, contact Fr. Bailey at (321) 674-8045 or

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