From a reader:
August 5-9, 2009
St. Albert the Great Priory
House of Studies of the Western Dominican Province 5890 Birch Court Oakland CA 94618
As a response to the spirit of Summorum Pontificum, a number of priests experienced in the use of the Rite have volunteered to assist other Dominicans who would like to learn to celebrate the traditional Dominican Mass. The conference will include workshops, not only for the ordained ministers and celebrants of Mass, but also for training for servers and other ministers, including musicians. As many people besides Dominican priests might spiritually benefit from this program, the conference is open to all interested: non-Dominican priests, nuns and sisters, or lay people who would like to attend.
Fr. Aidan Nichols, O.P., of the English Province, the well-known author of books on spirituality, theology, and culture
Prof. William Mahrt of Stanford University, President of the Church Music Association of American and editor of Sacred Music, whose own experience of medieval chant began with the Dominican liturgy at the University of Washington.
Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P., of the Eastern Province, former professor of liturgy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and prior of Immaculate Conception Priory in Washington D.C.
Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., of the Western Province, professor at the University of Virginia, and author of books and articles on medieval religion, theology, and liturgy.
Daily Dominican Rite Low Mass
Dominican Rite Solemn Mass of St. Dominic and a Solemn Requiem
Dominican Rite Missa Cantata
Compline in the Dominican Rite will be sung each evening
There will be time off on Saturday to visit the Bay Area. For more see the program.
Registration forms, the program and a poster may be down-loaded for printing at The Living Tradition. Registration forms and fees should be sent to: The Living Tradition, Holy Rosary Church, 375 N.E. Clackamas Street, Portland, OR 97232. You may also request a copy of the registration forms by writing to the same address. Fee options and room and board reservations for St. Albert the Great Priory, Oakland CA, are explained on the forms.
Dominican friars may begin registering immediately. Dominican nuns, sisters, laity, and non-Dominicans may begin registering on April 1, 2009. Friars who wait till after that date to register will not get priority.