Monday, August 26, 2013

Sacred Heart Major Seminary to offer workshop on the Extraordinary Form liturgy in October

Fr. Dan Jones, Professor of Patristics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, announced on August 23, 2013 that the Seminary has invited the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius of Chicago (pictured above with Cardinal George) to offer a workshop on celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.

Fr. Jones said that the Canons Regular have been invited because they have a particular charism for the restoration of the sacred in the Latin rite and "an expertise both in celebration of the EF and in the training of others to celebrate it." (See their Sancta Missa Workshops site for details; and as Fr. Jones suggests, note that a certain Archbishop of Seattle -- and former bishop of Marquette, Michigan, is featured on their home page!)

The workshop will be held at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Thursday Oct. 10th - Sunday Oct. 13th, and that seminarians in their third and fourth years of Theology at the Seminary (T3 and T4), as well as the priest faculty from the Seminary and priests serving in the Archdiocese of Detroit are invited to participate.

Exact figures on the cost are not yet available, and may depend on the number of participants, but Fr. Jones offers an estimate of $250, which will cover a package of books and DVD's to be provided in advance of the workshop (advance study of the materials is recommended in preparation as a great help for benefiting maximally from the workshop).

The workshop reportedly will include both plenary sessions addressing all participants together, as well as breakout sessions in which the Canons will work with smaller groups at the chapel's side altars practicing the celebration of the Mass.

Further information will be forthcoming. Once plans have solidified, those interested will be given definite figures on the cost.

For further inquiries please contact Mrs. Sandra Aceval at the Office of Clergy by Email or by calling (313) 596-7151. Seminarians will be informed whom to contact internally.

[Hat tip to the enthusiastic seminarians of SHMS]

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