"I love the Latin Mass,
but it is not offered too much in this area. The New Mass is only 20 minutes in
length. Not very good. My question is: There is <a televised Mass>, using much
Latin, and is at least 1 hour long. Can I use this Mass during the week when the
Latin Mass is only offered on Sunday? I go to the Latin Mass on Sunday, and I
would like to go each day, but not for the 20 minute Mass."
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for your note. We sympathize with you regarding the brevity of some
Novus Ordo Masses. We also love the traditional Latin Mass. Regarding your
note, watching a televised Mass may not give the same graces as attending Mass
in person. Also, you would not be able to receive Holy Communion if you only
watched Mass on TV. So certainly it is better to attend Mass in person when you
can (even if it is short). Also, a televised mass would *not* satisfy your Sunday obligation (I'm sure
you know this, but I thought I'd mention it just in case). Furthermore, I
believe the daily televised Mass you refer to is also a Novus Ordo Mass, even
though it may contain more Latin. Perhaps you could see about getting a daily
'Tridentine' Mass at your parish (or another local parish)? You might want to
contact a Latin Mass supporting organization to see if they
can help. For example, if you have a local Una Voce chapter, that might be a
good starting point. If not, you might try Una Voce in the U.S. or
internationally. You should be able to find their web addresses using a good
search engine. If you are successful in your efforts, many others could also
benefit from having the traditional Latin Mass at the parish as well. God bless
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