Saturday, March 31, 2007

Intensive Old Mass Workshop

~from Una Voce (hat tip to Fr. Tucker)

According to Fr. Goodwin, the workshops will cover not only the rubrics but also the liturgical principles underlying the rubrics.

"Priests will learn not only how far to raise their hands and how to pronounce the Latin, for example, but how the various gestures and prayers fit into the liturgical prayer of the Church, and reflect the Faith itself," Fr. Goodwin said.

"No prior experience with the traditional Mass is needed, and the course is open to all priests regardless of their level of Latin proficiency," he emphasized. "In fact, our instructors are eager to work even with those priests who have no previous Latin training at all."

Fr. Goodwin added that the curriculum, although very intensive, was designed specifically to accommodate today's busy clergy.

"It's often difficult for priests to learn these things from a video or book in their spare time -- they're pulled in a thousand different directions in their parishes," Fr. Goodwin explained. "Here at the seminary, without distractions, they will be able to ask questions and get the answers and encouragement they need," he added.

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