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As you may have read in The Florida Catholic e-scroll, or on the diocesan website, the celebration of the "Tridentine Mass" (the traditional Latin Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal) is now offered in the Diocese of Orlando. For a complete listing of these masses click here.

Local bishops have been given permission to allow this form of the Mass in directives published by the Holy See in 1984. In Ecclesia Dei, published in 1988 , the late John Paul II asked local bishops for their "wide and generous application". "To all those Catholic faithful who feel attached to some previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradtion, I facilitate their ecclesial communion by means of the necessary measures to guarentee respect for their rightful aspirations" (Pope John Paul II). Since 1984, more than 125 U.S. Dioceses have granted such permission.
There are other "churches" which purport to offer “traditional” Catholic Masses or “Latin” Masses. These churches are not affiliated with the Diocese of Orlando and are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church and as such they are neither "traditional" nor "Catholic".You may wish to remindparishioners that they can only fulfill their Sunday obligation by attendance at a Mass in which the priest enjoys full communion with the Bishop of Rome and has the faculties of the local bishop. The diocesan directory lists the parishes of the Diocese of Orlando and the local Eastern Rite parishes in union with the Holy Father. Click here to view a listing of all Diocese of Orlando parishes.