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What's Old is New Again!

The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius are continually working to enhance and expand Sancta Missa. Sections of this web are being developed and new resources will be added. On this page you can find out about all the latest developments, additions and changes to Sancta Missa.

Video Tutorial of Confirmation

Video Tutorial of ConfirmationSancta Missa has has produced a new video tutorial/documentary on the Rite of Confirmation according to the 1962 Pontificale Romanum. The new video outlines the rubrics and ceremonies for the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated in the Extraordinary Form.
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Videos of Masses from EWTN

EWTN Latin Mass VideoEWTNThanks to the Eternal Word Television Network Sancta Missa has been able to present several videos of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form. These include High Mass, Solemn High Mass, and Pointifical High Mass.
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Video: Solemn Pontifical High Mass

Sancta Missa has made available a video of Solemn Pontifical High Mass celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in  Hanceville, Alabama.  This Mass, televised on EWTN on July 1st, 2009, is now available for viewing with the accompanying latin text.
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Photos: Missa Cantata with Incense

A beautiful new set of photographs for the Missa Cantata with incense has been added to Sancta Missa. Over 500 photos demonstrate the various ceremonies of the Latin High Mass for the priest and the servers. The photos are available in six separate photo galleries with the accompanying Latin text. Photography by Scott Smith. Click here to see the photos


Video of Daily Requiem High Mass

Video of the daily Requiem High Mass with absolution over the catafalque has been added to the Online Tutorial for Priests section. This video of  the daily Requiem High Mass, filmed at St. John Cantius Church is now available for viewing with the accompanying Latin texts. Click here to watch


Riubrical Guide: Rites of Holy Week

A rubrical guide on the Rites of Holy Week by Rev. Frederick R. McManus has been added to the Rubrical Guides section of Liturgical Books and Resources.  This marvelous guide to the restored order of Holy Week in 1956 is in PDF Format. For the parish wanting to offer the ceremonies of Holy Week in the Extraordinary Form, this will be a necessary guide to help the clergy and servers accurately rehearse the ceremonies, the sacristan to attend the needs of the sanctuary, sacristy and church and the musicians to  prepare the proper sacred music. Rites of Holy Week


Two New Videos for Sancta Missa

A Video of the Solemn High Requiem Mass of All Souls Day and a video of Solemn Vespers for the feast of St. John Cantius have been added to the Sample Liturgies page on the Online Tutorial for Priests section. Both of these liturgies are now available with their acompanying liturgical texts. Click here to watch


Handbook for the Sacristan - "In Sacristy and Sanctuary"

SanctaMissa.org has made available a sacristan's manual for the Traditional Latin Mass. This is "a guide for the sacristan with detailed instructions accompanied by directive schedules and diagrams showing how and what to get ready for the proper carrying out of liturgical functions." Handbook for the Sacristan


Video of High Mass with Incense for Christmas

Video of Missa Cantata with Incense has been added to the Online Tutorial for Priests section. This video of Midnight Mass of Christmas is now available for viewing with the accompanying Latin texts. Click here to watch


Two Videos of Solemn High Mass

Two new videos has been added to the Online Tutorial for Priests section. Solemn High Mass/Missa Solemnis for Corpus Christi and the fourth Sunday after Pentectost is now available for viewing with accompanying Latin texts. Click here to watch


Video of Pontifical High Mass

Pontifical High Mass/Missa Pontificalis at the Faldstool of Christmas Day is now available for viewing in three separate clips with accompanying liturgical texts.. Click here to watch


Frequently Asked Questions

See this new page for a complete compilation of answers to the most frequently asked questions on Sancta Missa. Frequently Asked Questions

Gregorian Chant for the Liturgical Year

This is the newest addition to the Sacred Music section of the web site. Now you can download audio mp3s of the Gregorian Chant for the entire liturgical year. Includes selected chants and the ordinaries of the Mass. Gregorian Chant for the Liturgical Year

Online Roman Ritual

The entire Rituale Romanum (1964) has been added to the Sancta Missa web site. It comes complete with a concise table of contents. Now the Rituale Romanum can be viewed online!  The 1964 Rituale Romanum is nearly identical to the 1962 Edition. However, the Rite of Marriage was slightly altered in the 1964 edition, and so we provide the rite of Marriage from the 1962 Rituale Romanum. Online Rituale Romanum

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