I wanted to post this just in case there were folks in the area who wondered if there was a Traditional Latin Mass in Cincinnati. I was afraid there wasn't, but thanks to this Una Voce site (found through our own local chapter in Columbus), I saw there was one at the Sacred Heart Parish in Camp Washington.
When I travel to Cincinnati to visit my family, I like to attend Mass with my father, if possible. At first, we visited Old St. Mary's in downtown Cincinnati, which is a historical landmark. It is a gorgeous church, with fresco paintings and a beautiful altar. However, the Mass is a Novus Ordo ("New Mass") said in Latin, which isn't the same thing as a Traditional Latin Mass.
Old St. Mary's, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sacred Heart is another beautiful old church. I was grateful when we entered to be greeted by the sound of the parishioners reciting the Rosary and most of the women wearing mantillas. The choir was just beautiful, filled with mostly female voices but sounding very angelic. Their style of chants was different than what I was used to hearing but yet very light and sweet. I especially liked how they sang the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei. I could tell my father was very touched, too. I know he prefers to receive communion on the tongue and Sacred Heart of course had the communion rail.
It was a good group in attendance. I'd say there were around 200 people there. I also found it interesting that the highest attendance at Old St. Mary's is for the Latin Mass. Interesting, no?
So if you're looking for a Traditional Latin Mass in Cincinnati, Sacred Heart on Sunday mornings at 11:30 AM is the place to go. My only regret was that there was no incensing of the offering. Sigh. But still, overall it was a much more preferred experience for me than a N.O. in Latin. But I'll take Latin any way I can get it. I really think it is the train that delivers reverence.