Dress Code


If this is the first time you have attended the Traditional Latin Mass, you may have noticed that our parishioners do not dress casually in the church. Since the changes in the Church, few parishes have any kind of dress code. Here, however, we still believe that modesty and appropriate attire are necessary, especially in Church out of reverence for the Blessed Sacrament. Please observe these minimum standards of dress for attendance at Church services:

  • Women and girls must cover their heads. Chapel veils or mantillas are available for loan in the vestibule. They should also wear dresses or skirts that cover the knee completely when standing or sitting; slacks, shorts, sleeveless, tight or low cut clothing are not permitted.
  • Men and boys should wear a suit coat and tie
  • Jeans and other casual attire are inappropriate for attendance at Church services.

Also, unless you have been attending the non-diocesan Latin Mass exclusively, you should refrain from receiving Holy Communion until you have had an opportunity to meet with Father.

We are always happy to see new faces here at St. Theresa’s Church and look forward to seeing you.