The Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

General Questions on the Extraordinary Form
The Solemn High Mass
The Solemn High Pontifical Mass
Priest Facing the Altar (Ad Orientem)
Sacred Silence and Active Participation
The Asperges Me (Sprinkling Rite)
Holy Communion
Why don't men wear veils?

The veil is not a man's clothing. Just as men do not wear blouses, jumpers or skirts, they do not wear veils. In fact, no man should wear any head covering in Church unless it is prescribed by the rubrics (like the bishop's zucchetto or skull cap). Even the sacred ministers must remove their birettas (the black hat with three ridges) before beginning the Mass.