From a reader…
I am a new comer to the Latin Mass. [?] Words cannot express how much we have missed since coming to the Latin Mass thru my children’s Catholic school. Our parish does not have a Latin Mass, yet is fairly traditional. Yet, I cannot help but want to attend a Latin Mass on a regular basis. Conflicted as I do love my little church with a good, young priest. What to do?? Am I being selfish to seek the Latin Mass every other Sunday and remain committed to my parish church? We would need to tithe to both churches, but I feel as though I am being “disloyal” to my parish.
It is reasonable to seek out the rich spiritual and liturgical traditions of our Church.
A good conversation with your parish priest, your pastor, is in order. Perhaps he would be willing to offer Holy Mass in Latin on occasion at your parish. Be specific with your parish priest. Do you want the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin, or the Extraordinary Form of the Mass? Sometimes people refer to the “Latin Mass” without consideration of the fact that the normative way the Ordinary Form of the Mass is offered is in its proper language, Latin. Confusion results.
If Father is not willing or able to have a Latin Mass at his parish (and he may well have good reasons for this, including his own inability, pressure from the chancery, pastoral considerations, scheduling problems), then it would not be wrong to trade off Sundays at a another parish. A good pastor would not consider that disloyalty.
You should also find others who desire what you desire. The pastor should know about them. And remember what Summorum Pontificum says about how pastors can’t just blow off a stable group who wants the Extraordinary Form.