Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Una Voce Mississippi

What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred . . . . It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.
Pope Benedict XVI, Cover Letter to the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum

Una Voce Mississippi is a Roman Catholic lay organization that operates within the Diocese of Jackson. Our mission is to promote a restored sense of beauty and reverence in the Church’s liturgy. In particular, Una Voce promotes the liturgical use of Latin and the sacred music tradition of the Church (what the Second Vatican Council called “a treasure of inestimable value”), including Gregorian Chant and Polyphony. Finally, we are committed to supporting the availability within our diocese of Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (sometimes called the Traditional Latin Mass or “Tridentine Mass”).

As Pope Benedict wrote of Mass in the extraordinary form in his letter accompanying Summorum Pontificum, people have discovered this liturgical form, felt its attraction and found in it a form of encounter with the Mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist. This sublime and sacred liturgy has always been known for its beauty, reverence, silence, and mystery. We are committed to supporting any priest interested in celebrating Mass in the extraordinary form by funding workshops or other educational materials and providing any necessary resources. In addition to this support, Una Voce Mississippi pledges the prayers of its members for the Bishop and all the priests of the Diocese of Jackson. Una Voce further aims to educate our members and the local Catholic community about this beautiful and ancient form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

If you share our longing for a renewal of beauty, awe, and mystery in the liturgy, please consider joining us.


  1. Regular attendance at Latin Mass has brought so many blessings to our family that it has become the spiritual center of each week that everything else in our lives revolves around. Our most cherished friendships are with the people who attend Latin Mass with us. If you are seeking a faith that will transform you, the Roman Catholic Church and its' ancient liturgy has such power.