Why the Traditional Mass?
Let all things be done for edification. Saint Paul, 1 Cor 14:26.
The prayers and practices of the traditional Mass constitute the most faithful liturgical expression that we have of the truth and the right reverent and humble disposition of man seeking to approach God at the Sacrifice of the Mass. The practices of the traditional liturgy express and teach the truth coherently and reliably.
The key idea is what the forms of the new and old liturgies actually teach. Because you are learning what you practice. You are teaching by your practice, your actions, your example. And society is formed on that practice one way or another.
To consider some important examples and issues inherent in liturgical practice—what we profess, what we teach, and what we learn with and through our actions at Mass—consider these observations from Bishop Schneider: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Read also this article from One Peter Five. Read also the excellent little book, Dominus Est, by Bishop Schneider, debunking the false 1960s-era academic rationalizations for the abusive practice of Communion in the hand.
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
The nearest traditional Mass to Jupiter is currently in West Palm Beach at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, an SSPX apostolate, 509 21st Street, West Palm Beach.
So why is this website called LatinMassJupiter.org if the nearest Mass is in West Palm Beach? The reason is that originally this website was intended to help build the community of those in Jupiter who sought the traditional Mass. A traditional Mass started up at a parish in Jupiter on Mondays. For over a year, the traditional Mass community was growing and we were hoping for this Mass to become also a Sunday Mass in Jupiter. Instead, however, the Monday Mass was abruptly stopped prior to Easter 2018.
Then (providentially!)—literally within a week or so of the Monday Mass being stopped in Jupiter— Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary moved to West Palm Beach and not only began offering a traditional Mass, but a traditional Mass every Sunday. The community has been growing and as of Christmas 2018 we generally pray the High Mass rather than the Low Mass. We are looking forward to the extensive renovations to the church building.
Learn about the Traditional Mass
By way of introduction to the traditional Mass, to the SSPX, and to related issues, here are a few videos. Click on the images below to see the corresponding video on YouTube.
Father James Mawdsley, FSSP, and his advice to Catholics "come to the traditional Mass and be formed by it."
A priest reflects on his calling to the priesthood and why he chose an SSPX seminary, which is centered in the traditional Mass.
To learn more about the Catholic faith, here is an outstanding little book: Canon Francis Ripley, This is the Faith.
A must-read for every Catholic.
H.J.A. Sire, Phoenix from the Ashes.