If you are new to the Traditional Latin Mass or new to Austin, we welcome you to our growing Latin Mass Community!

Since Advent of 1988 the St. Joseph Latin Mass has been in the Austin Diocese but it wasn’t always here at Saint Mary Cathedral. Below you will find links to the history of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Austin Diocese.

• Our brief history of the Latin Mass in Austin, click the following link to the booklet: An Introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

• Read the response letter Mrs. Joan Pearsall received in 1988 from Bishop John McCarthy, authorizing the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Austin, Texas.

• In 2017 we asked Mrs. Pearsall to write the history of How the Latin Mass started in the Austin Diocese. Here is the result, which includes her conversion story: Joan Pearsall’s History of SJLMS.

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