FSSP Training Workshop for Priests 18-22 May

Fr. Lee of the FSSP has sent me information about their spring training workshops for priests to learn the TLM (Extraordinary Form, Usus Antiquior, etc… call it what you want… JUST LEARN IT).

18-22 May in Denton, NE.


Click HERE

We need the TLM in every parish.

Fathers!  Learn YOUR MASS!

If you a Latin Church priest, and don’t know the Extraordinary Form…

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  1. therecusant says:

    I just emailed the Vicar General for the Lafayette Diocese (Indiana) and offered two $400 “scholarships.” I’m interested to see if there are any takers.

  2. Uxixu says:

    I had the honor of meeting Fr. Lee who celebrated a High Mass for us at St. Victor’s & gave a great conference for those of us at http://fssp.la , telling us about the FSSP Seminary and also mentioned these classes.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    theresusant, your idea is one which came to my mind the same time you wrote the note. I am poorer than church mice, but maybe readers here can do what you did and set up local scholarships.


  4. acardnal says:

    I’ll pay for frjim4321’s training.

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  5. Uxixu says:

    Fr. Lee shared how very humbling it was to see the priests going through their program, many of which are pastors and nearly all of which had many more years in ministry than him. They’re breaking down 7 years of FSSP Seminary into 5 days and often time are at the very very basics. Down to the position of the thumbs when his hands are folded in prayer, to say nothing of the Latin or more complicated rubrics.

    But those who go through that experience 80% say the Extraordinary Form regularly.

  6. Blaise says:

    acardnal, you can take a horse to water but …

  7. Allan S. says:

    Fr. Lee was assigned to St. Clement’s in Ottawa a while back. Wisdom and capacity way beyond his years as a confessor. I often pray for him.

  8. Sonshine135 says:

    You beat me to the punch! Maybe we can go halfsies.

  9. Susan G says:

    If I wanted to offer to pay for a priest to attend, who would I contact? Could the vocations director at least point me in the right direction? I know him somewhat and he celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form at least several times a month. The Diocese of Davenport could certainly use more priests celebrating this Form! And it’s being offered practically in our backyard!

  10. idelsan says:

    Good initiative, but we need something like that in Europe. Going all the way to Nebraska…

  11. zama202 says:

    I am going to start by offering my pastor and the other priests at my parish workshops.

    If nothing else it will be another opportunity for them to consider (along with my Easter and Christmas cards from FSSP) the Traditional Mass.


  12. Famijoly says:

    Thanks for promoting the workshop, Fr. Z. I was one of seven students (6 priests, 1 transitional deacon) at the workshop in December 2014.

    Fr. Joseph Lee and Fr. William Laurence were the instructors, and we experienced the humorous tension of “the Fr. Lee way” vs. “the Fr. Laurence way” on some of the minor points of the rubrics. Plus the FSSP deacons at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary served as instructors in the one-on-one sessions, and those were were especially edifying because I saw up close the quality of Catholic men who are responding with joy to Christ’s call to serve the Church in a more disciplined model of priesthood than we’ve seen in a couple of generations. The deacons’ immersion in the traditional liturgical form helped me as a diocesan priest of 18 years who barely remembers the TLM from childhood, and their attempt to guide us as students also helped further polish them in their preparation to be celebrants of the Mass of the Ages once the bishop imposes hands on them on June 6.

    Thanks be to God, I will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time on Friday, February 20, 2015, and then after that on Fridays and Saturdays in the weekday chapel at my parish church. Further, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Masses in the Ordinary Form in English will be celebrated ad orientem in the same chapel. Our parish catechetical leader is a man zealous for reverence, and he has eagerly embraced the role of being “altar boy” for the EF Masses. In fact, our next practice session is in 15 minutes.

    I highly recommend the workshop at Denton, Nebraska, to any priest, and for more than the practicum. The interaction with the seminarians and the sampling of their seminary life will fill you with hope for the future of the Church. It did me, and still does.

    Indeed, “Introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam.”

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