24 October: Study day for priests on Summorum Pontificum

There will be a study day for priests on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

A Study Day at Ushaw College, Durham,
on the motu proprio of
Pope Benedict XVI.

Wednesday 24th October.


10.00 am: Opening prayer.

10.00 am to 11.15 am: Rev Dr. Alcuin Reid : An introduction to & study of the motu proprio.

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break.

11.30 am to 12.30 pm: Questions & discussion on the motu proprio.

12.30 pm: Informal Lunch in the college dining room (general mingling and conversation).

1.15 pm to 2.30 pm: Fr John Emerson, FSSP, on the traditional priestly orders (and the co-existence of both forms in a parish?).

2.30 pm to 3.00 pm: Ian Graham, Founder of the Schola Gregoriana of Northumbria on singing the Mass (and to be a diocesan contact on music for priests).

3.00 pm to 3.10 pm: Coffee break.

3.10 pm to 3.25 pm: Leo Darroch, Secretary of the International Federation Una Voce (giving a brief update on the situation around the world).

3.25 pm to 4.00 pm: Open Forum Questions on the events of the day to all participants and making arrangements with any priests who would like further contact.

4.00 pm Closing prayer.

Please note that names are required by 7th October at the latest for booking arrangements.

A donation of £10 to assist with expenses would be appreciated.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: The LMS Office at thelatinmasssociety@snmail.co.uk,
Richard Rainbow, LMS Diocesan Representative:
27 St. Paul’s Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8RG.

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  1. Jeff Pinyan says:

    Is there a way for non-attending laity (who also happen to live across the ocean) to make donations to help cover the expenses?

  2. catholiclady says:

    For those in the US, FFSP also is offering a training course for priests not in the order.

    The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is pleased to collaborate with Una Voce America in making possible workshops hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, on teaching priests to say the extraordinary form of the Latin Roman Rite.

    The Program:

    The Mass Training Workshop is a five-day course comprising classroom sessions and practical hands-on instruction with individual instructors, giving ample opportunity for questions and answers. Subjects covered will include:

    * an overall introduction to the Traditional Liturgy and traditional liturgical principles

    * a practical study of the rubrics of the 1962 Roman Missal covering principally the ceremonies of the Low Mass with an introduction to the Sung Mass

    * an overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar

    * and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin and Gregorian Chant.


    The next Mass Training Workshops will be offered from:

    Friday, October 5 – Tuesday, October 9

    Friday, November 2 – Tuesday, November 6

    Please contact the seminary to secure a reservation for the next available session as spaces are limited: Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Attn: Mass Training Workshops, P.O. Box 147, Denton, NE. 68339 [Ph: (402) 797-7700 or OLGS

    if you are unable to attend any of the listed dates, please continue to check back as other dates will be added once the workshops are confirmed.

    Cost, Deposit and Financial Assistance:

    The cost for the Mass Training Workshop is $300.00. This fee covers all meals, room and board at seminary, classroom seminars, individual instruction, and a complete packet of training materials including DVD video and CD audio aids. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due in advance to secure your reservation. Please send in your deposit as soon as possible ~ at least two weeks in advance of attendance. Please see our Sign Up page for more information.

    For those priests who require financial assistance, Una Voce America has established a financial aid program program. Please contact: Una Voce America, c/o Mr. Jason King, PO Box 1146, Bellevue, WA 98009 or email: Una Voce America email address

    Travel and Accomodations:

    The Mass Training Workshops are conducted at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary located in Denton, Nebraska just a few miles southwest of Lincoln. Nearby airports are Lincoln International (LNK) located 20 minutes from the seminary, and Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) located 90 minutes from the seminary. Please review the Directions page for more information. Remember to mark your travel arrangements on the registration form which you must mail in with your deposit in advance of your travel.

    Workshop attendees stay at Our Lady of Guadalupe seminary during the duration of the training.


    The seminary requires that you send us the following documents so that you will be properly registered for the training program (please see the Sign Up page for detailed instructions):

    1. Your $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your reservation due no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled workshop.

    2. The registration form with your contact information, travel arrangements, and particular interests and needs.

    3. A letter testifying that you are a priest in good standing with your diocese or religious community. A standard diocesan form is satisfactory. Please see the Sign Up page for a sample letter.

    If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the possibility of meeting you here in Denton. Oremus pro invicem!

  3. Ben Whitworth says:

    I shall be speaking to the Rector soon as I am writing an article about Ushaw’s bicentenary celebrations next year. I shall be sure to thank him for what will be a very useful day for our priests in the North East.

  4. Ann says:

    Nice, and good for priests, but we need one for bishops, attendance mandatory.

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