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.