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Welcome to the Adelaide LAtin Mass Community

We invite you to join us for Sunday Mass or during the week (see here for Mass times). Our main Sunday celebration is our 9:15am Sung Mass. Here is some information that you may like to read before attending. 

Arrival and Parking

There is plenty of parking available on the Church grounds as well as in the public streets and carparks surrounding the Church. There is only one entrance to the Church carpark, located to the right side of the Church, off Payneham Road.

The Church of The Holy Name Map

Entering the Church

There are two entrances to the Church, the main entrance (off Payneham Road, and open only on Sundays) and a side entrance (opposite the creek, and open every day of the week).

If you enter through the side entrance, make your way through the small tiled foyer, and you will see a small table to your right. Red Mass booklets, pew / hymn sheets and community bulletins are available here. Please feel free to take one of each and then take a seat.

If you are attending the Sunday 9:15am Sung Mass and would like some help or guidance, please enter the Church through the main entrance, off Payneham Road. There will be a friendly face there to greet and assist you and happily answer any questions you may have.

Confession

As you enter, you may notice people lining up at the back of the Church. They are doing so to go to the Sacrament of Confession. Confessions are heard before and after Sunday Masses. If you have not been to confession for a long time, and wish to do so, you may find the following pamphlet helpful. Alternatively, please contact one of the priests if you have any questions, or would like to arrange a time to have a chat.

The Mass

Standing, sitting, kneeling?! What to do?! Please simply follow what those around you are doing; but if you feel a little overwhelmed, don’t worry. You may remain seated for the duration of the Mass.

If it is your first time at a Latin Mass, relax. Immerse yourself in the prayerful music and silent moments of the traditional liturgy. You may choose to follow the prayers of the priest and choir (using the Red Mass booklets, and pew / hymn sheet). If attending for the first time, however, you may prefer to sit back and open your heart to God in quiet prayer, as the liturgy unfolds before you.

If you would like to have a greater understanding of the Mass to deepen your experience before you attend, here is an online link to the text of the Mass in English. There is no need to print this out as copies are available inside the Church at both entrances.

“Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity”.
—Catechism of The Catholic Church, §1413

Holy Communion

Baptised Catholics in the state of grace (i.e are not aware of any unconfessed serious or “mortal” sins on their conscience) are welcome to receive Holy Communion; provided they have fasted from all food and drink for one hour before receiving (with water and medication excepted).

At the Latin Mass, Holy Communion is only given on the tongue. Holy Communion is received kneeling, but if you cannot kneel due to age or sickness, you may choose to receive standing.

There is no need to say ‘Amen’ before receiving Holy Communion, as the priest includes this in his Latin prayer as he gives you the Host.

A cuppa and ‘Trad Café’

After Mass

After Mass, parishioners usually gather outside the side entrance for a chat. Following the 9:15am Sunday Sung Mass, all are invited to make their way across the carpark to the Meeting Room (see above map) and enjoy a cuppa and each other’s company. Fortnightly (outside of Advent and Lent) barista-made coffee is also available as well as small snacks, from our very own ‘Trad Café’.

On most Sundays, a volunteer-run piety stall is set up, and you are welcome to peruse the many quality Catholic books, rosaries, booklets and more.

The gathering area around the Meeting Room is gated, allowing for children to run around and play safely (there being a small playground and soccer pitch with goal and netting for them to enjoy).

We hope to see you soon. All are welcome!

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  1. If you are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith or wish to become a Catholic, please contact one of the priests here. For answers to the many questions you may have about the Catholic faith or returning home to the Catholic Church, you may like to visit http://catholicscomehome.org
  2. For more information about our Community, including the various Community Groups available, please explore this website. For any other questions, you may email, phone or text one of the priests (details in Contact Us page here).
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