Una Voce Illini

What Can You Do?

Pray for it

This recommendation is obvious, yet not to be neglected! Our Lord instructed us to ask, seek and knock (Mt 7:7).

Express your views

to your friends, family, pastor, and other Catholics. By articulating yourself, you can raise awareness that the Latin Mass continues to be an approved liturgical tradition of the Church, rather than an antiquated practice to be feared or suppressed. Share this beautiful treasure of the Faith!

Request it

from your pastor. Under Summorum Pontificum, the pastor at any parish of the Latin Rite has the authority and right to offer or bring the the celebration of the extraordinary form at that parish. The pastor can learn and offer the extraordinary form himself, or he could permit another priest to celebrate it in the parish. Be certain to offer any and all assistance necessary for adding such a Mass to the parish schedule.

Join our organization

Click here to find out how. Join our Facebook group!

Educate yourself

on the Mass and your Catholic faith. An excellent free web resource dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass is SanctaMissa.org. Please also check out our FAQ and recommended reading pages. Find out for yourself why devotion to the Latin Mass is growing!

Write to Bishop Jenky

Simply let him know of your desire for more Latin Masses according to the 1962 Missal. Respectfully urge his official approval for more such Masses. If our bishop continues to hear from those who are interested, he will respond to the very real pastoral need to provide these Masses on a regular basis. Write to:

Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3719

Please note that the bishop's permission is not necessary for Latin Mass. Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the right of every Roman Rite priest to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass. Even so, the bishop can advance access to the traditional Mass according the Pope's vision. For instance, he could invite the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (or another priestly organization devoted to the Latin Mass) into the diocese to provide pastoral care for those who request it. Over half of the bishops and dioceses in the US have now done so.