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      Latin Mass to be held in Kirksville this week

      With the number of Latin masses growing in the United States, one is coming to the Heartland this week.

      The Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri has teamed up with the Truman State University Catholic Newman Center and Mary Immaculate Catholic Church to hold the first Catholic Latin Mass in northeast Missouri in nearly 43 years.

      With Latin being the official language of the Catholic Church, this experience will help give parishioners from all over northeast Missouri a chance to connect with their heritage.

      "It's a very special language of prayer. It's a kind of set apart from English. Praying in Latin allows you to connect with generations of Catholics who prayed the exact same prayers with the same exact words for decades. For me it's very cool to do that," said Julie Phillips from the Catholic Newman Center.

      The mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church this Thursday night at 7. Guides will be available to help attendees follow along.

      The Catholic Newman Center will be coordinating the mass music while the mass will be celebrated by two Latin speaking priests from St. Rose of Lima in Quincy.

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