Today I received the following about the next LMS training course for priests:
2 June 2009
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY
For Immediate Release
LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, St Albans, Herts
The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales (LMS), in association with the Archdiocese of Westminster, is organising a residential training conference for priests wishing to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, Herts, the premier conference centre of the Archdiocese of Westminster.
The conference will run from Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2009 and will feature Traditional liturgies in London Colney’s magnificent Ninian Comper-designed chapel together with a Gregorian Chant schola and polyphonic choir.
Expert tuition in the celebration of Mass in the Usus Antiquior will be provided on a small group basis. There will be guest lecturers and all participants will receive 1962 Missals.
As well as daily Sung Mass, devotions will include Lauds, Benediction and Rosary.
The subsidised fee to participants is only £115.00 which includes full board and accommodation. Places are limited and priests are urged to register as soon as possible.
Further details and registration forms can be obtained from the LMS office (Tel: 020 7404 7284) or downloaded from the LMS website, www.latin-mass-society.org
Mark Johnson, lead organiser, said, “We are extremely pleased to have the backing of the Archdiocese of Westminster and Archbishop Vincent Nichols. This conference – our first at London Colney – builds on the success of our two previous conferences at Merton College, Oxford. I hope the laity will tell their priests about this wonderful opportunity to learn the Usus Antiquior in a welcoming and recollected environment.”
Latin Mass Society, 11-13 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5NH
Tel: 020 7404 7284
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For further information, please contact John Medlin, General Manager, or James Murphy, LMS Office Manager, on (T) 020 7404 7284;
(F) 020 7831 5585; (E mail) email@example.com
London Colney has a beautiful chapel but I don`t recall there being more than a couple of side altars but I could be wrong. [UPDATE I am wrong! See the comment by Discreet Observer.] I hope there is a good response and it is as great a success as Ushaw was.
Rumours are reaching the Forest of a bishop who is most concerned to know which of his priests went on the Ushaw conference so he can add them to his `blacklist`. Surely this can`t be true in these days of Summorum Pontificum? Sometimes it`s hard for those who are still stuck in the mindset of the 1970`s or 80`s. It`s like an ecclesiastical `Ashes to Ashes`!