About Us

The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic lay association – was founded on November the 1st , the Feast of All Saints, and was originally named “The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholics for the “Summorum Pontificum” because it used to organize Holy Traditional Latin Masses according to the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, which were offered in the basement chapel of the Moscow Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Other endeavors of the Society were missionary trips across Russian cities in order to bring the Mass of Ages to the people of Russia and educate them on the matters pertaining to it and the Catholic Tradition, as well as organization of recollections and spiritual exercises in the Moscow Cathedral. You can find detailed information about the first ten years of the Society and its achievements during this time on our old site summorum-pontificum.ru.

The last Mass organized by the Society and offered according to the 1962 Roman Missal in the Moscow Cathedral took place on the 1st of November, 2020.

We have made a decision to take more consistent approach to preservation and further transmission of the ancient Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church (here you can read more about it). Therefore we accept as valid and licit:

  • The Holy Mass offered according to the Missal of the Pope St. Pius V;
  • Set of rubrics and Calendar promulgated by the Pope St. Pius X;
  • Rules of fasting and abstinence promulgated by the Pope Pius XII;
  • Code of the Canon Law approved by the Pope Benedict V in 1917.

Therefore we stand on the Sede Vacante position and abjure the reforms of Vatican II as well as all of the changes in the teaching and practice of the Church which followed the decisions and constitutions of that Council.

The new aims of the Society:

  • Recommencement of the offering of public Traditional Latin Masses according to the Roman Missal of the Pope St. Pius V;
  • Prayer meetings;
  • Spiritual exercises;
  • Missionary trips to the regions in order to get Catholics acquainted to the Traditional Liturgy.

All new information concerning our businesses and upcoming events is going to be posted on this website as well as through the newsfeeds Mass times in Russia and Russian Traditional Bulletin (subscribe here).

Moscow, 20th of November, 2020

Catholic Tradition revival in Russia since 2010!

Russian towns where we've celebrated
the Traditional Latin Mass:

One of the most important aspects of the apostolate of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to acquaint as many faithful Catholics as possible in the various Russian cities with the full Traditional liturgy.

The black dots on the map show the cities we have traveled to between 2012 and 2019.

Further aims of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic lay association in support of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum (from there onward, the Society), from the very day of its foundation, Feast of All Saints, the 1st of November, 2010, has been organizing Holy Traditional Latin Masses according to the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, which were offered in the basement chapel of the Moscow Immaculate Conception Cathedral. On Sundays and Holy Days the actual attendance would amount to around 50 persons. Another endeavors of the Society were missionary trips across Russian cities in order to bring the Mass of Ages to the people of Russia and educate them on the matters pertaining to it and the Catholic Tradition, as well as organization of recollections and spiritual exercises in the Moscow Cathedral.

Across the span of the last 10 years the Society would faithfully follow the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church as well as directions of Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

We thank God for those years.

The last Mass organized by the Society and offered according to the 1962 Roman Missal in the Moscow Cathedral took place on the 1st of November, 2020.

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