Mass in the Extraordinary form 5pm every Sunday. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Ford St. Wangaratta.


Providing the North East of Victoria with the traditional liturgy of the Catholic Church since 2006

Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta aims to provide the Classic Liturgy of the Roman Rite of the most Holy Sacrifice of Mass and the Sacraments that have accompanied the Church and her followers in its 2000 year history, to those of Wangaratta and surrounding districts who desire it.  

Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta is a lay led organisation operating with the blessing of the Parish of St. Patrick's Wangaratta and the Sandhurst Diocese.

'SPWang' aims to provide the traditional liturgy of the Church to those who desire it under the provisions of Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Propio,
Summorum Pontificum and the instructional document, Universae Ecclesiae.
Members of SPWang are supporters of the Oriens Foundation, the International Federation Una Voce and the Christus Rex Society of Australia and are submissive to his Lordship, Bishop L. Tomlinson, Bishop of Sandhurst and to the Supreme Authority of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
The Missal of use in this society will be that of the 1962 Roman Missal promulgated By Pope St. John XXIII.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form (in Latin) for over 400 years after it was codified by Pope St. Pius V following the Council of Trent. With the advent of the Second Vatican Council, not only did the words and the language of the Mass change, but so did the structure. As part of our Catholic heritage, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass has played a large part in the development of our Catholic identity and is the basis of the Ordinary Form of the Mass with which most of us are familiar today.

By attending the Traditional Latin Mass, we hope the experience will assist you in gaining a respect and appreciation for the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that is such a rich part of our Catholic heritage. We also hope this experience will assist you in gaining a better appreciation and a deeper love for the Ordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that we have all become so familiar with over the last 40 years.

Quoted from the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum 07/07/2007 

"It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by St. John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the 
Liturgy of the Church. "

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (
His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
) writing in “‘Salt of the Earth” stated “I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it.
Through the wishes His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI SPWang endeavour to continue the most Sacred Traditions of the Holy Mother Church for those of Wangaratta and district who desire it
The WLMS is placed under the patronage of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Patroness of the Sandhurst Diocese, and also of St. Francis Xavier, patron of Australia.

Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Francis Xavier Pray for us.

CONTACT US Please send all correspondence to: 

Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta
Twitter: @SPWangaratta