About the Mass

St. Brendan
Catholic Parish

615 S Washington St,
Mexico MO 65265

Mass and Confession Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. (English).
Sábado: 7:00 p.m. (Misa en español)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. (English)
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. (Latin, extraordinary form)

Weekday Masses:
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday-Friday: before morning Masses

Contact Us

St. Brendan
Parish Office

615 S Washington St.
Mexico MO 65265

(573) 581-4720


About the Mass

"You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel." (Hebrews 12:22–24)

Commentaries on Eucharistic Chants

Commentary on the Lauda Sion, the sequence for the Feast of Corpus Christi, written by St. Thomas Aquinas in honor of the Eucharist.

Listen to this sequence sung here: http://youtu.be/eumFVhoMvgo

Commentary on the Verbum supernum prodiens, a hymn for the Feast of Corpus Christi, written by St. Thomas Aquinas in honor of the Eucharist.

Listen to this hymn sung here: http://youtu.be/USTpVAcRnfY

Before Mass

At Mass we use special liturgical books, such as the Roman Missal, Lectionary, Book of the Gospels, and Roman Gradual.

Various sacred vessels and linens are used at Mass, including the chalice, paten, cruets, lavabo dish, Communion patens, purificator, pall, and corporal.

For Mass, the priest wears sacred vestments: the amice, alb, cincture, stole, and chasuble.

The Order of Mass

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal on the entrance at Mass and the 4 options for the "Entrance Chant."


Option 1) Antiphon from the Graduale Romanum for Christmas: youtu.be/gC1jJC3aBLQ

Option 2) Antiphon from the Graduale Simplex for Christmas: youtu.be/HglZS3ErMfY

Option 3) English translation of the Antiphon for Christmas: youtu.be/YnB1S-q2vuw

Option 4) English hymn for Christmas: youtu.be/nwyvWQxoVhk

Eucharistic Exposition

Eucharistic Exposition is the solemn display of the Blessed Sacrament for worship. Exposition provides a formal opportunity to extend the worship that we give to Christ in the Mass and allow the fruits of the Mass to extend more deeply into the rest of our lives.