Welcome to the Traditional Latin Mass. You are about to participate in a form of worship that has been celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church for 1500 years. You will pray the same Mass that countless Saints and Martyrs have prayed, and which they found to be an inestimable source of holiness and peace. We welcome you to this ancient, sacred, and majestic liturgy.
If this is your first Latin Mass – or first in many years – you will undoubtedly be struck by certain differences: the use of Latin, the priest facing the High Altar, the meditative silence that imbues parts of the Mass, the reception of Communion at the altar rail. These elements are explained below.
Queen of Peace Parish celebrates the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) every Sunday at 11am and Holy Days at 7pm. Our pastor, Father Ananias O.S.B, is a Benedictine Monk from St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe PA, serving the Catholic Church in the diocese of Altoona-Johnstown for more than a decade. It is celebrated in complete accordance with the directives issued by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7, 2007 in the document Summorum Pontificum