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Only in Print: Latin Mass Is Making a Comeback | December 7, 2019

Robert Jurman, far left, serving as an acolyte during the Extraordinary Form of the Mass for the Feast of Joan of Arc at St. Agnes Church, Cobble Hill, May 30, 2018. (Photo: Joaquin Badajoz)

BAYSIDE — Latin isn’t really a dead language — at least not in the Diocese of Brooklyn, where three parishes have weekly Traditional Latin Masses.

The presence of many young families at those Masses is a sign that the revival of this form of the Mass may have some staying power in Brooklyn and Queens. St. Josaphat, Bayside, and Transfiguration, Maspeth, both offer the Mass in Queens, while Our Lady of Peace, Gowanus, offers it in Brooklyn.

The Mass at St. Josaphat’s draws 200 people, including a number of young families…


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