A Splendid Initiative: In Utroque Usu

News from the Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana
The pursuit of the two forms of the Roman Liturgy
“What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.”
(Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to Bishops, 7 July 2007)

Priests Formed by the Liturgy

In a humble effort to deepen priestly devotion to the Sacred Liturgy, you as a priest of the region are invited to be formed by the liturgy in an environment of prayer, study, and warm hospitality. During these series of days, we hope to inaugurate locally what is found in Presbyterium Ordinis #5: “Let priests take care so to foster a knowledge of and facility in the liturgy, that by their own liturgical ministry Christian communities entrusted to their care may ever more perfectly give praise to God, the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Rev. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth
Executive Director of ICEL
January 31 – February 3, 2011
Fairview House, part of the Diocesan Catholic Center
Sponsored by the Latin Mass Society of Shreveport
Cost: $50 (room-board-presenter)
(Finances should not be a prohibition for your coming. Let us know what we can do.)
Bring your own black cassock, surplice, amice, alb, cincture,
white and red stole, biretta, missal, missal cards.
Let us know if there is something you need to borrow.
There are only 20 spaces open to maximize our learning opportunity.
Therefore, please register ASAP to secure your spot.
Deadline to register: Jan 21

The Program: both classroom sessions and practical hands-on instruction.
● Mutual Enrichment
● Hermeneutic of Continuity – Reform of the Reform – Noble Simplicity
Ars Celebrandi
● Discussion regarding resources and on-line resources
● Low Mass Practicum
● A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
● An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
● A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
● Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
● An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant
● Hands-on instruction and training in the ceremonies of Sung (and Solemn) Mass
● Overview and practice in the chants of the Sung Mass
● Training in all the altar server positions for Sung Mass

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