About Us

The Latin Liturgy Association was founded in 1975 to promote the use of Latin, the customary language of the Roman Catholic Church, as appropriate in the liturgies of the Church. In January of 2001, the Association was incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Corporation under the laws of the State of New York as the Latin Liturgy Association, Inc. We are approved as a IRS 501(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation and all donations are fully tax-deductible.

The Association has several local chapters across the United States and is honored to have an Episcopal Advisory Board with bishops from various areas in the United States and its possessions.

The LLA cooperates with counterpart organizations in Europe: the Association for Latin Liturgy in England and the Vereniging voor Latijnse Liturgie of the Netherlands.

Membership is open to all who promote the use of Latin in the liturgical life of the church. The LLA is unique in that it supports using Latin both for Masses according to the post-Vatican II Roman Missal of Pope Paul VI (often called the Novus Ordo or the Ordinary Form) and the pre-Vatican II Roman Missal of 1962 (often called the Traditional Latin Mass or the Extraordinary Form). National conventions of the LLA are held periodically.

In many places, Latin is also used in the daily Divine Office and in other liturgical functions of the Church.

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