NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Welcome to the Traditional Latin Mass, and to the unchanged Catholic Faith. The priests and parishioners of Mary Help of Christians Chapel reject the changes of Vatican II. They want to preserve the Roman Catholic Faith by maintaining everything which was taught and done by the Church prior to Vatican II. In order to receive the sacraments here, it is therefore necessary that you attend exclusively the traditional Latin Mass, and avoid the New Mass, the reformed sacraments, as well as any Masses which are offered in union with the Vatican II hierarchy.
|Baptisms are by appointment. Godparents must be practicing Catholics in good standing who reject the changes of Vatican II. If you are contemplating Matrimony, please contact the priest before making any other arrangements, e.g., purchase of gowns or rental of halls. When making arrangements for funerals, please contact the priest before contacting the funeral director. If you would like to have a Mass said, please take an envelope for that purpose, which you will find in the back of the Chapel, fill out the appropriate information, enclose the stipend, and place it in the basket in the back of the Chapel labelled for this purpose. Blessing of Articles takes place after Mass on the first Sunday of the month.|
For men: Jacket and tie on Sundays and holydays of obligation. No earrings. No shorts. For ladies: A dress or skirt is required; no pants or shorts. The skirt must at least cover the knee, and should not be tight or otherwise revealing in any way. Immodest slits are forbidden. Clothing should be loose and not form-fitting. A head covering is also required. See-through blouses are forbidden, as well as clothing which is low-cut either in front or in back. For everyone: No tennis shoes, open-toed shoes, sandals, clogs, strappy sandals, denim clothing, even on weekdays. No piercings. Clothing with writing on it (e.g., sweatshirts or jackets) is also forbidden. The standards of Catholic modesty must be observed. Anyone in tight, provocative, or otherwise revealing attire will not be permitted to enter the church.