In case you wonder what you’re missing (or, as it happens, glad you’re not):
Old Mass vs. New Mass
Traditional Latin Mass
Modern Mass at your parish
Atmosphere of Reverent Worship:
Peaceful, otherworldly atmosphere. Emphasis on individual “lifting his heart & mind to God.” Members of congregation direct attention to God, not each other.
Social, Classroom, Entertainment Atmosphere:
Constant standing, sitting, amplified noise; atmosphere like a public meeting. Emphasis on “instruction.” Socializing in church before & after service, and handshaking during.
Profound Reverence for Real Presence:
Sixteen genuflections. The hands of the priest alone touch the consecrated host. Communion given only on tongue.
Indifference, Irreverence towards Real Presence:
Only three genuflections required. Lay men & women distribute communion. Communion given in hand – a practice protestants introduced to deny Christ’s Real Presence.
Fidelity to Catholic Doctrine:
Over the course of a year, presents all facets of Catholic doctrine.
Systematic Omission of Catholic Doctrines:
New prayers systematically omit references to hell, judgement, punishment for sin, merits of the Saints, the one true Church, the souls of the departed & miracles.