In the Twin Cities there are three Eastern Rite Catholic Churches: Ukrainian, Maronite, and Ruthenian. Following the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, each has allowed Mass to be celebrated in English while preserving their proper heritage: Ukrainian, Aramaic, and Old Slavonic respectively. As members of the Latin Rite of the Church Vatican II said “the use of the Latin language, with due respect to the particular law, is to be preserved in the Latin rites.”
If you would like to learn some liturgical Latin, Fr. Altier will teach a six week class covering the Mass parts, the Rosary, Marian Antiphons, and more in Marian Hall on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00, October 3, 10, and 17, and November 7, 14, and 21 (October 24 is the Feast of St. Raphael and an Extraordinary Form Latin High Mass; October 31 is the Vigil of All Saints). There is no cost for the classes.