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Introduction of the Vernacular



The first Mass with limited use of English took place in the parish on Sunday, June 21, 1964. The entire celebration of the Mass in English occurred on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, 1964. Superior was the first diocese in the United States to allow the “Ordinary” parts of the Mass to be celebrated in English. Bishop Hammes had a reputation for his enthusiastic implementation of Vatican II directives.