Tridentine Mass in Bombay

 'A large room upstairs, already furnished'

To find a Latin Mass in India is a challenging task, even for an experienced catholic-traveler. There is no updated information in the Internet, so confirm the Mass time and place before. In the country with over 17 million Catholics, there is no single Latin Mass, which would be organized or supported by local bishop, so do not make efforts to call the local diocesan office.

Today I heard the Sunday Mass in a chapel in the northern part of Bombay. The chapel was organized on the first floor of a private building ‘Gratias Mariae’. It was an extraordinary experience not only because of the Mass, but also to see how the regional traditions and sensitivities can have also place in the Tridentin Mass without liturgical abuses. E.g. Ladies wearing traditional Saris were singing gregorian mass for Advent. Altar servants were wearing black cassocks and surplices, but were barefooted – since this is a custom in India that you enter a holy place without shoes. And which place is more holy than the catholic church.

1st floor, Gratias Mariae Building
Tank Road, Orlem
Malad West, Mumbai

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