Friday 3 August 2012
Server training at the SCT Summer School
Last week was the St Catherine's Trust Summer School, which ran alongside the Latin Mass Society's Latin Course. Between them, we had three priests: LMS Chaplain Fr Andrew Southwell, Fr Thomas Crean OP, and Fr John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate of Our Lady. This enabled us to have Solemn Mass five days in a row, which can't have happened very often in the UK for quite some time!
We also had three Missae Cantatae.
The great advantage of this from the training point of view is that it enables servers to see repeatedly, for real, what happens in the ceremonies, and to experience different roles.
We also made use of the services of a young man on the Latin Course who is preparing to go to the FSSP Seminary in the USA, Our Lady of Guadalupe at Denton, Nebraska.
The Summer School is a great opportunity for young people, a week of solid Catholic experience, with liturgy and a wide range of subjects with our enthusiastic volunteer staff. There is no fixed fee; the whole thing is very generously sponsored by the Latin Mass Society and others.
There is more about the Summer School here; the St Catherine's Trust website is here.