MASS AND THE HOLY EUCHARIST
The Holy Mass is the Unbloody Sacrifice of Christ to the Father which renews the original Sacrifice on the Cross and becomes a channel of grace for the faithful. Those who are suitably disposed and not impeded by mortal sin or an ecclesiastical impediment may receive our Lord in Holy Communion. This Sacrament is offered for the first time to children who have reached the age of reason, age seven, following suitable religious formation and preparation. Suitable preparation can be accomplished in our School, our Religious Education Program or by Home Schooling. First Confession precedes First Communion in order to prepare a soul to receive our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Boys who are practicing the Faith and sufficiently mature in the fourth grade and older are eligible to be trained and then assist at Mass as Altar Boys. Likewise, girls are eligible to sing in choirs for English or Latin Masses.
All Masses, whether English or Tridentine, are done ad orientem at the high altars. Communion rails are used at all Masses as well.
In addition to both English and Tridentine Masses in our church and oratory there is perpetual Adoration of the Holy Eucharist available in our Adoration Chapel on the Holy Trinity campus.