Lumen Dei Ministry offers and promotes the Traditional Latin Mass, also known as, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

The Traditional Latin Mass embodies our humble and submissive approach to God; it manifests His infinite mercy and forgiveness to us. It is God -centered- the priest, in the person of Christ, offers to God the Sacrifice made for sins and leads the people to their Father as the good shepherd leads his sheep.

Nativity of the Lord Prayer Cards available after Mass

This coming of Christ is both the coming of mercy, in which the Redeemer appeared on earth in the lowly state of His human life, and the coming to Judgment, when He will appear in glory and majesty at the end of the world as Judge and supreme rewarder of men.

During Advent, the Church's Liturgy brings before us the two comings. We look forward with confidence to the coming of the Babe of the manger, who will be born within us more and more by the graces of Christmas, and the coming of our sovereign Judge, who will bring us into His kingdom and separate us from evildoers, putting a great chasm between them and us.

(Liturgical note: the Gloria is omitted until Christmas Day, except on feasts.)

Mass Propers of the Season

Mass In The Extraordinary Form Of The Roman Catholic Rite is at 6:30 P.M on the SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact Joseph Terneus at (954)258 7165 and   


Other Latin Masses in the Archdiocese

Mission La Milagrosa

1860 Northwest 18th Terrace
Miami, Florida

Sunday High Mass Schedule 9:30 A.M. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Confession is usually available 30 minutes before Mass (arriving early is recommended).

St. Malachy Church

6200 N University Drive
Tamarac, Florida

7:30 A.M. first and last Sunday (Low Mass)

South Miami Hospital Chapel

6200 SW 73rd Street
Miami, Florida

8:30 A.M. Saturday (Low Mass)

St. Paul the Apostle Church

2700 E Sample Road
Lighthouse Point, Florida

1:00 P.M. first and third Sunday (Low Mass)

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

1000 Lantana Rd,
Lantana FL 33462

High Mass is said every Sunday at 2:00 P.M.

A Brief Introduction To The Latin Mass

"What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church's faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place." -- Pope Benedict XVI’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, 2007.

Tips for Attending Your First Latin Mass (Low Mass)

While at first glance the Extraordinary Form of the Mass may seem very different from the Mass you are used to attending, it is helpful to realize they each have a similar structure. Mass begins with prayers, moves through the readings (or lessons), the Gospel, the liturgy of the Eucharist, reception of Holy Communion, and closing prayers with a blessing.

Don’t worry if you can’t “keep up” with what the priest is saying, or you can’t find the right page of your missal or booklet. It may take a few times before things start to feel comfortable and you become familiar with the flow of the Mass. If you get lost, just keep giving thanks to Jesus for His sacrifice and prepare your soul to receive Him in Holy Communion.

The readings (lessons) and the Gospel are first read in Latin, and then repeated again in English before the priest begins his homily.

The daily readings and certain prayers are not included in the red Mass booklets. If you decide to come to the Latin Mass on a regular basis, you will probably want to buy a full Latin Missal, which has all the readings and prayers for any Mass you might attend.


The Pater Noster (Our Father) is prayed aloud by the priest, with the congregation joining only for the final line: sed libéra nos a malo (but deliver us from evil).

To receive Holy Communion, approach the altar and kneel at the next empty spot at the altar rail. The priest will place the sacred Host on your tongue while saying the words, “Corpus Dómini nostri Jesu Christi custódiat ánimam tuam in vitam æternam. Amen.” (May the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve thy soul unto life everlasting. Amen.). You do not need to say “Amen”. When the person next to you has finished receiving Communion you may rise and walk back to your seat.

After the final blessing the priest will read the Last Gospel (the beginning of the Gospel of St. John). Afterwards, he will kneel before the altar and lead the congregation in the prayers after Mass. These include: the Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen, the Prayer to St. Michael, and the prayer “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us” (3 times).


Frequently Asked Questions About The Latin Mass

Q. I don’t know Latin. How am I supposed to know what is happening during Mass?
A. Easy-to-use booklets are available at the back of the church for you to borrow for the duration of Mass. These red (English) and white (Spanish) booklets have the words in Latin on the left and in English and Spanish on the right. They also include illustrations to help you follow the movements of the Mass, as well as brief explanations about the parts of the Mass.

Q. Why is it so quiet during Mass? I can’t hear what the priest is saying!
A. During most of the Mass the priest prays to God on our behalf in a low voice. It is not necessary to hear what he is saying, however, you may follow along in the Mass booklet or Missal. This silence means there are less distractions and more time to meditate on the mysteries of our Faith and on Christ’s love for us.

Q. Why don’t we get to say anything? I want to participate in the Mass, too!
A. Since Vatican II, many people have become used to the idea of the laity having specific verbal or physical opportunities to participate in the liturgy. This idea comes from the Latin term participatio actuosa. However, the actual meaning of this “active participation” specifically refers to an interior participation by being attentive during Mass, praying, and giving thanks to God for His many gifts. Our prayers are joined with the entire Communion of Saints who are worshiping God along with us during the Mass. While we cannot see or hear them, they are there – actively participating, too. So, while you may be quiet and still on the outside, your mind and soul should be very active during Mass.

Q. Why do some women wear veils? Do I need one?
A. Women traditionally were required under canon law to cover their heads during Mass. It is still appropriate for women to veil their heads, but not required. Many women view it as a way to give honor to God present in the Holy Eucharist, and also as an act of humility.

Liturgical Note on the GLORIA and CREDO

After the priest intones the Gloria (after the Kyrie) and the Credo (after the Sermon), he sits briefly while the Gloria and Credo are chanted. It is not necessary for the faithful to sit while the priest is sitting; they may remain standing throughout the Gloria and Credo.

Booklet Missals Available

Booklet Missals from Ecclesia Dei are available for only $3.00. The Missal contains the Ordinary of the Mass and traditional prayers. Latin-English (red) or Latin-Spanish (white). On sale after Mass.

U.S. Bishops’ Special Request

For Respect for Life, Religious Freedom and the Defense of Marriage, our Bishops have asked all Catholics to:

Traditional Latin Mass Regular Hours at Saint Peter's Basilica

Since Pope Benedict XVI's measure of justice, Traditional Masses have become quite frequent early in the morning at the side altars throughout the building. Naturally, the vast majority of masses are in the Rite of Paul VI (the "Ordinary Form"), and one of the great problems found by pilgrims attached to the Traditional Roman Rite is that they often can't find the right time and place for a TLM.

We are informed of the following regular hours for Traditional Low Masses in the Vatican Basilica ("private" masses, as almost all those at side altars) for pilgrims visiting Rome. They are not necessarily the only ones at any given day, but they are available with a greater degree of certainty:

Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano

Begins each morning, at 7 a.m, local time at the Altar of Pope Blessed Innocent XI and at the Altar of Saint Michael the Archangel

The Basilica is closed to the general public on most Wednesday mornings due to the General Audiences of the Holy Father, and on days of special events in the building.

Hope this information is helpful to our parishioners





Fr. Goodwin's Spiritual Commentary on the Mass

(step by step explanation of the rite)

Learn to Pray the Rosary in Latin

The Tradition behind Mantillas/Chapel Veils

Since the early days of Christianity, wearing chapel veils has been a common practice among faithful women. Chapel veils, also commonly called mantillas, which comes from the word manta, meaning cape, are typically circular or triangular shaped pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by young girls, or unmarried women.

Throughout the centuries, the use of the mantilla by women has had many purposes. The wearing of the Mantilla is an act of veiling a woman's physical beauty, so that the beauty of God may be glorified instead. It is also a way of emulating, Mary, our mother, who is the archetype of purity and humility. Moreover, the mantilla, or chapel veil, signifies the role of women as a life-bearing vessel. The chalice holding the blood of Christ is veiled until the Preparation of the Gifts, and the tabernacle veiled between Masses. Both of these vessels hold the Eucharist – the very life of Christ. In a similar fashion, woman was endowed with the gift of bearing human life.

The wearing of chapel veils was required for a woman when attending Mass, as a symbol of her modesty and humility before God. Although this practice is no longer required, it is still very much supported and encouraged by the Church as a sign of reverence and piety while in the presence of God.

Mantillas available in the back of the Chapel to use during Mass Celebration

Extraordinary Faith

Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical Catholic sacred art, architecture, music, and liturgy. They’ll take you to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring churches.

Episode 1 – Mission San Juan Capistrano

Episode 2 – St. Paul Choir School at Harvard