Pontifical Mass


The Solemn Mass celebrated by a bishop with the prescribed episcopal ceremonies; the full ceremonial is carried out when the bishop celebrates at the throne of his own cathedral, or with permission in another diocese. It is also the solemn Mass celebrated in Saint Peter’s by the pope.

MLA Citation

  • “Pontifical Mass”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 25 September 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/pontifical-mass/>