"In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture.
What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot
be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. 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, Excerpt from the Accompanying Letter to the Summorum Pontificum
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Mater Dei Latin Mass Community at St. Lawrence Chapel
Fr. Frank Parrinello, FSSP, Chaplain
110 State St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Mater Dei Community was established by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to provide the Mass and sacraments according to the traditional, Extraordinary Forms of 1962. Individuals of the Harrisburg Diocese may join the Community in lieu of their local parish. (See Bishop's Authorization at left.)