The Latin Mass Society will be holding its seventh residential Priests’ Training Conference at Buckfast Abbey from 3rd to 6th May. The Abbot and community have extended a particularly warm welcome, and this new venue promises to be a great success.
Tuition will be provided by priests well experienced in the traditional rites and will be in small groups selected to suit the experience of each participant. Thus it is expected that there will be groups studying Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Solemn Mass.
There will also be tuition for servers who wish to to improve their skills. Again tuition will be in groups according to ability and experience.
The conference will start with Mass at 11am on the Tuesday morning and will end after lunch on the Friday. For those travelling long distances, it will be possible to book a room for the Monday night. Accommodation will be provided in the guest houses of the Abbey and the Abbot has kindly allowed the conference to have extensive use of the Abbey Church both for tuition and for our liturgies.
There will be daily public Mass at 11.00am.
If you would like to attend this conference, please complete the application form, which can be downloaded from the Latin Mass Society website. It should be returned to the address given with an appropriate cheque.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Latin Mass Society on 020 7404 7284.
The Latin Mass Society is organising a pilgrimage in homour of St Margaret Clitherow, one of its patron saints. It will be held in York on Saturday 26th March 2011.
The pilgrimage will begin at 1.30pm with a Missa Cantata at the High Altar of York Minster. This will be followed by a procession from the minster, via The Shambles and Ouse Bridge to the Church of the English Martyrs in Dalton Terrace, where Benediction and veneration of the relic of St Margaret Clitherow will take place at 4pm.
Use of York Minster is by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter.
It was originally intended that Benediction would be at the Bar Convent, but because of the nunbers that are expected to attend, this has been transferred to the English Martyrs’ Church.
Because of the parking restrictions in force in York, visitors travelling by car are advised to use the Park and Ride facilities. The Askham Bar car park, on the Tadcaster Road near to the A64 to the south-west of York, will be the most convenient as the buses from there pass near to both the Minster and English Martyrs’ Church. It would be wise to allow half an hour to get from the car park to the Minster by bus.
I think there ought to be a national 'wear your mantilla/hat/scarf to Mass day'.
Co-ordinate the wear-in (if not the outfit) while knowing women all over the country are doing the same thing. When you've done it once in your home parish, the next time is (almost) easier, and you'll find you'll want to do it again.
Fr Z has a poll on a subject that you might have gathered I'm a bit interested in. And it's nice to know I'm not the only one!
It's head coverings at Mass for the ladies.
Who would think that something as inoffensive as a lacy scarf could be considered in some quarters almost a declaration of war, a threat, a distraction, and worn only by the holier than thou, or the down-trodden doormat of a woman with no brain?
None of the above, of course, are real reasons for donning headgear at Mass.
But if you want to put something on your head for Mass there's no rule that says you can't.
Don't be restricted to a lace mantilla, you can wear whatever you happen to fancy, posh hat, scarf, beanie.
If you haven't thought about it, or think people like me who do are weird*, perhaps you could have a read of the comments and see why some of us like to.
Have a vote, and see what other people are saying.