Q. Is the Novus Ordo liturgy ever celebrated in Latin?
A. Yes, the Novus Ordo is sometimes celebrated in Latin. This “Ordinary Form” of the Mass (as opposed to the “Extraordinary Form,” the older, Traditional Latin Mass) is most often heard in the vernacular languages. But the official text on which these vernacular translations are based is itself in Latin, and this text is used whenever the Novus Ordo is celebrated in Latin. The Novus Ordo Missae (literally, “New Order of the Mass”) is the one that is most commonly celebrated today, promulgated by Pope St. Paul VI in 1969 and published in 1970.