The fifth Priests’ Training Conference to be organised by the Latin Mass Society will take place at Ushaw College, near Durham from 12th to 16th April 2010, which is Low Week. Again, we will have use of the magnificent St Cuthbert's Chapel for a range of liturgies, including Lauds, Vespers and Compline as well as a daily sung Mass. In response to suggestions made last year, the 2010 conference has been extended by one day.
In order to cater for all levels of ability and experience, tuition will be given in small groups according to existing knowlege. Beginners and near beginners should book into one of the Low Mass groups. Those who are fully competent at Low Mass may book into the Missa Cantata group which will concentrate on the various tones for singing the priest’s parts (Epistle, Gospel, Preface etc). It will be assumed that everyone booking into the Solemn Mass group will already have mastered both Low Mass and the Missa Cantata.
The tutors will all be experienced priests who regularly celebrate Mass in the older form. Although the programme is not finalised, the conference will open with Mass at around 11am on the Monday and will close after lunch on the Friday. If you are only able to attend for part of the week, please indicate your anticipated arrival and departure days on the form.
The Latin Mass Society is able to offer this conference at the subsidised rate of £115 per head, inclusive of four nights accommodation and all meals. Priests travelling a distance can also book in for the Sunday night for an additional cost of £25. In cases of hardship, the society may find it possible to cover the full cost.
For further information send an email to Paul Waddington.