Friday, May 16, 2008

Canons Regular of St. John Cantius to host "EF" workshop for laity

From Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29, 2008, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will sponsor a "Workshop for Laity" in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (1962 Missale Romanum). While the workshop, which will be held at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, on the campus of Mundelein Seminary, is designed for lay men and women, priests, seminarians and religious may also attend. The workshop will provide registrants with an in-depth examination and spiritual meditation on the Traditional Latin Mass through the presentation of lectures.

Participants will also have opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration to extend the worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Devotion to Our Blessed Lady will be fostered by the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Latin. Additionally, sacramental Confession will be offered frequently throughout the week for the spiritual benefit of those attending the workshop. And best of all, each day of the workshop, registrants will participate in the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, with an ever-deeper love and appreciation of the Church, her liturgical traditions and of her Savior, Jesus Christ.


* History of the Mass of the Roman Rite
* Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of the Mass
* Mystical Theology and the Spirituality of the Mass
* The True Meaning of Active Participation in the Liturgy
* The Splendor of Beauty and the Liturgical Arts


Latin Prayers and Chants for the People

The tutorial in the Latin Prayers and Chants for the People will help Catholics to gain experience in the basic pronunciation of ecclesiastical Latin. We will have group rehearsal of the most essential Latin prayers and responses for the Traditional Latin Mass. Gaining greater ease and confidence in the execution of the Latin prayers and chants will help the participants to experience the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) in a more meaningful and intelligible manner.

Latin Prayers and Chants for the People will also address provide instruction to church musicians in the rubrics of Sacred Music for the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum), reviewing the sacred traditions of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony, and rehearsing examples of chant. Participants will also be presented with the resources that are available today to vocalists, music directors, and organists for the restoration of our musical heritage.

Liturgy and Devotions

* Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum)
* Eucharistic Adoration and Devotions in Latin
* Confession available each day

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