Saturday, 13 June 2009

More Training Conferences for Priests

The Latin Mass Society is to expand its programme of training conferences for priests wishing to learn to celebrate the holy sacrifice of the Mass in th usus antiquior. Whereas in 2007 and 2008, there was one conference in Oxford each year, this year there will be two. The first took place at Ushaw College in April, and the second is to be from 24th to 28th August at All Saints' Pastoral Centre in London Colney, Hertfordshire. Bookings are now being taken and application forms can be obtained from the Latin Mass Society's Head Office.

For 2010, three conferences are planned. It is proposed that Ushaw and London Colney will be retained and a third, Midland, location will be added. This will give good geographical coverage. At each conference, there are new faces, but many priests return to learn more. Those who have mastered the celebration of Low Mass go on to learn how to sing a Missa Cantata or to study the intricacies of the solemn form.

Any readers who know of priests who might be interested in learning the older form of the Mass are asked to tell them about the conferences laid on by the Latin Mass Society and encourage them to attend.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Priests Training Conference to be repeated

The Priests Training Conference held at Ushaw College in April is to be repeated in 2010. In view of the success of recent conference, the Latin Mass Society is already making plans for a similar one in 2010 which will again take place in Low Week, which is from 12th to 15th April. It will be run along similar lines, but improvements will be made to take into account the comments made this year. Besides intensive tuition, there will again be a range of liturgies, designed to demonstrate best practice, and spiritual talks.

The Latin Mass Society is strongly of the opinion that Ushaw College provides an excellent venue, particularly on account of the magnificent St Cuthbert's Chapel and the many side altars associated with it, and so are keen to return.

Any priest readers who are interested in attending are encouraged to make a note of the dates in their diaries. It would be helpful if other readers who know of priests who may be interested would bring the conference to their attention.