The Dominican Rite

Holy Cross is unique in the country in having a daily Mass in the Dominican rite. This is a form of Mass that has remained practically unchanged since the 13th Century, when the Dominican Order was founded. It will be very similar to that Mass that Richard III participated in on the morning before he went into battle at Bosworth. It is a variation of the traditional Latin Mass that was known everywhere in the world until the 1960’s. Many people find it a profound and prayerful way in which to share in the mystery of Christ’s sacrifice. Currently the Dominican rite of Mass is said at 8am from Monday to Friday, at 12:30pm on Sunday (Missa Cantata on the first Sunday of the month), and on certain major feasts in the evening. Everyone is welcome, and booklets are available for those wishing to follow a translation of the rite.