Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Priest Training in Buckfast Abbey: Booking opens

The dates are Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th May 2011, and you can now book: application form, for both priests and laymen wishing to learn to serve with the Society of St Tarcisius.
The tuition will be in small groups selected according to ability, and will cover Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis.

Some tuition in the sacraments of baptism and marriage may also be included if there is demand for it.

The conference will begin late morning on the Tuesday, although there will be the opportunity for those travelling long distances to stay at Buckfast on the Monday night. It will end after lunch on the Friday. See also Buckfast Abbey website.

There will be Sung Mass every day: Solemn Mass on Tuesday and Friday; Missa Canatata on Wednesday and Thursday. The Solemn Mass on Friday will include a polyphonic choir.

The fee for attending will be £85 to include tuition, three nights' accommodation and full board. There will be supplementary charges for extra nights and en suite accommodation. To book you place on either the priests' course or servers' course, please fill in an application form and return with your cheque to:

Paul Waddington (Conference Organiser)
Church House,
Main Street,

Buckfast is Benedictine monastery with some spectacular buildings and grounds. The Abbey Church is a reconstruction of a medieval Abbey church, built on medieval foundations.

1 comment:

  1. George Steven6:57 pm

    Dear Joseph,
    The other weekend when we were chatting at St. William of York, I asked you about resources for petitioning the authorities for a Ecclesia Dei provision of the Tridentine Mass. You told me to come to your blog where I would find your email. Unfortunatly I have not found it (selective blindness?), so I have resorted to this means. My email is georgemarysteven at gmail dot com. The Sacred-starved people of Bournemouth would be eternally grateful for any assistance. I shall look forwards to seeing you this weekend, God permitting. You were missed last weekend. Until then, wishing you every blessing, I remain,
    Yours Faithfully in Christ,

    P.s. These resources; petitions, guidelines ect. really should be available to download from the LMS website. If ever you need to employ a web developer and content manager, let me know!