Traditional Latin Mass Schedule in Memphis

Blessed Sacrament - Sundays 8:30 am, First Fridays 12pm noon, First Saturdays 9am
2564 Hale Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112

St. Michael's - (None at this time)
3863 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38122

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Monday, December 25 (Christmas):8:30am Traditional Latin Mass at Blessed Sacrament

Monday, January 1: 8:30am Traditional Latin Mass at Blessed Sacrament. Rosary at 8:05am.

Last Updated: December 22, 2017

Saturday, May 31, 2008

About the Latin Mass: The Procession

During the procession at the start of the Latin Mass, which is initiated by the ringing of bells, the priest in persona Christi carries the primary items necessary for the Holy Eucharist. It is an immediate reminder to us as Catholics that we come to know Christ our High Priest, Temple, and Eternal Sacrifice not only in Word but also in Sacrament.

The priest holds in one hand a consecrated chalice of gold or gilded silver. Draped over the chalice is a white purificator, later used wipe away the Precious Blood. The water and wine are brought forth in cruets separately during the offertory.

Lying on the purificator is a paten holding the host. This and other hosts, which have already been placed on the altar in a ciborium, will become Christ upon the altar. The paten and host are covered by a white pall, to preserve and to keep out impurity, and are also covered by a silk veil, colored to match the season within the liturgical year.

Lying on top of the veil, held in place from above by the priest’s other hand, is a burse containing a white corporal, which is unfolded and placed on the altar to contain any Fragments which may fall from the Blessed Host during Mass. The corporal is later carefully refolded by the priest to retain all Fragments. The sacristan washes the purificator and the corporal following Mass, and returns all from this cleaning directly to the earth, so that nothing is lost.

The Latin Mass is celebrated Sundays at Blessed Sacrament at 8:30 and Nativity at 9:00.