Monday, July 28, 2008

Course to prepare altar servers for Latin Mass

Saturday, July 26, 2008

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Latin Liturgy Association will sponsor a training course for Catholic men and boys over 8 who want to learn how to serve the traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Catholic Church.

A year ago, the Vatican cleared the way for priests throughout the world to celebrate the Latin mass without prior approval from their bishops. Since then, according to William J. Leininger, chairman of the Grasmere-based Latin Liturgy Association, more than 100 Latin masses have been scheduled across the country, with 10 celebrated within the Archdiocese of New York. He said several Island parishes also are planning to offer masses in Latin.

The training course, which will begin in September, will teach men and boys how to pronounce the Latin Mass responses and how to serve a "low" mass (missa recitiva) and a "high" mass (missa cantata).

No prior knowledge of Latin is required.

For information, call Leininger at 718-351-1234 or e-mail him at


swissmiss said...

This weekend our parish began training in the TLM. 25 altar boys showed up for the training. Can't wait to see them in action. They already know much of it since St. Agnes has the Latin NO, but this will step it up a notch.

Vincenzo said...