Traditional Catholic Church

Traditional Pre-Vatican II
​Latin Mass

1018 36th St.
Orlando, Florida
As a result of many reforms following the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, Catholics all over the world saw their Mass and Catholic Faith changed beyond recognition. Latin was replaced by modern languages, the time-honored prayers and rites were revised or even deleted, and, most tragic of all,  the teachings of the Church were watered down, changed, or ignored. 
Sacred Heart Traditional Catholic Church is respectfully independent of the Diocese of Orlando, and  was founded in 1986 to uphold the Roman Catholic Faith in its integrity and to preserve the dignity and holiness of Roman Catholic worship. We worship as countless generations of Catholics have worshipped, using only the ancient and traditional liturgy of the Church. We profess the Catholic Faith and Morals as they have always been taught and believed by the Church throughout the centuries. We do so not out of nostalgia or stubbornness, but because we wish to be faithful to the unchanging and unchangeable Truth that Christ entrusted to His Holy Church. 
Do you wish to worship as countless generations of Catholics have worshipped before you, using the traditional, beautiful, time-honored and ancient rites of Holy Mother Church? Do you yearn for sacred liturgy that glorifies God and truly expresses the reverence, honor, and glory that is due to Him? Do you desire to hear the Catholic Faith preached and taught as it has always been taught by the Church, solidly, and without corruption? Are you looking to be part of a parish family that truly believes, upholds, and lives the Catholic Faith? Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Church! Here at Sacred Heart, we offer exclusively the Traditional Pre-Vatican II Latin Mass and Sacraments. If you would like to experience "the most beatiful thing this side of heaven", please join us for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. All are most welcome! If you would like more information about our church, please feel free to speak to one of the priests after Holy Mass.  We look forward to meeting you!
Following/Praying the Mass:
The first thing you might notice is that the priest faces the altar, with his back turned to the people. This is the traditional orientation of the priest in the liturgy. Instead of facing the people, priest and people face the altar together, as the priest leads them in the worship of Almighty God. 

You will also notice that while parts of the Mass are sung or said aloud, other parts are recited silently by the priest, such as the Canon of the Mass (the 'Eucharistic Prayer'). This expresses the fact that the Sacrament of the Eucharist is truly a wonderful Mystery, in which Christ comes down from heaven to be our Bread of Life.

Many Catholics find it useful to follow the prayers of the Mass using a hand-missal: a book that contains the prayers of the Mass in Latin and English, side-by-side. Others find it more fitting to pray quietly and meditatively without the use of a missal or prayer book. Some people say or sing the more familiar Latin responses along with the server or choir; others choose not to do so. Either way is perfectly acceptable!

If you wish to follow along, there are red missalettes in the pew that contain the Ordinary Prayers of the Mass in Latin and English, along with helpful explanations and illustrations. If you get confused or lost, don't be discouraged! Simply watch and pray as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass unfolds before you in all its heavenly beauty. 

If this is your first time attending the Traditional Latin Mass, you might wonder about how to dress and what to expect. 

Our dress code is very simple:

Out of respect for the House of God and the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, please dress decently and modestly. Please, no shorts, tank tops, short skirts, or revealing clothing. Also, traditionally, men remove their hats in church, while ladies traditionally cover their heads with a hat, mantilla, or chapel veil. Veils are available to borrow in the vestibule; please return them after use. 

Sacred Silence: 

Out of respect to the Blessed Sacrament and to those who wish to pray, please observe silence in the church before, during, and after Mass. Also, please silence all cell phones and pagers.​

If you desire to receive Holy Communion, please note the following: 

  • ​Only baptized Catholics are permitted to receive Holy Communion. Non-Catholics are not permitted to receive.

  • You must observe the Eucharistic fast. While the new fast is only one hour, the traditional fast is three hours from food and alcohol, one hour from other liquids (but water may be taken at any time).

  • You must be in the state of sanctifying grace, i.e. not conscious of any mortal sin that has not been confessed and absolved in the Sacrament of Penance. 

  • Communion is received kneeling at the altar rail; and the sacred Host is placed on the communicant's tongue, never in the hand. In the traditional rite, the communicant does not say, "Amen." 

  • If you are not disposed to receive Holy Communion, you may still approach the altar rail for a blessing.  Please indicate this to the priest by crossing your arms over your breast. 

If you would like more information about Sacred Heart Church, please 

1018 36th Street
Orlando, FL 32805

  [email protected]

Mons. Montelongo y R.P. Derrington hablan español.

SUNDAYS: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 6:00 PM

HOLY DAYS: 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 7:00 PM

WEEKDAYS: Tues/Weds 8:00 AM, Thurs/Fri 12:00 Noon, Sat: 9:00 AM

Confession available 1/2 hour before Masses and by appointment.