For the last few years, the Latin Mass Society has organised conferences to train priests to celebrate Mass according to the usus antiquior. This year the conference will be at Buckfast Abbey which is a beautiful setting for such an event. Priests always enjoy these conferences, not only for the help they receive in learning to celebrate the old Mass but also for a few days in company with other priests. Here is the information:
Latin Mass Society Announces 2011 Priests Training Conference
The Latin Mass Society has announced its seventh residential conference for priests who wish to learn the Extraordinary Form of Mass. The conference will take place at Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th May.
Tuition will be given in small groups selected according to ability, and will cover Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis. It is also hoped to provide tuition in the sacraments of Baptism and marriage. Only rudimentary Latin is required.
There will also be a residential course for laymen wishing to learn to serve the Extraordinary Form.
The conference will begin late morning on the Tuesday, although there will be the opportunity for those travelling long distances to stay at Buckfast Abbey on the Monday night. The conference will end after lunch on the Friday.
There will be sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form each day; parts of the Office will also be sung.
The inclusive fee is £85 which covers all tuition, accommodation and board.
Application forms for both priests and servers training are available from the LMS office (020 7404 7284) or the LMS website.
LMS Chairman, Doctor Joseph Shaw said: “The LMS’s training conferences are now well-established in the Church’s calendar of activities. We have already trained over a hundred priests and many more Extraordinary Form Masses are being offered around the country due to our training activities”.