Workshops on the
Extraordinary Form of the Mass for
priests, deacons, seminarians, and lay faithful
since Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum
in 2007, the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have been hard at work
in educating priests how to offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass
according to the 1962 Missale Romanum.
multi-media website, www.SanctaMissa.org, has
already given assistance to priests
throughout the world learning to offer the usus antiquor. The
web site has also provided education to so many of the faithful to
learn how to pray the Mass with greater devotion and fervor.
approach the Canons Regular to learn
more about the Extraordinary Form, it is advantageous to offer group
workshops for priests, deacons, seminarians, and for the lay faithful
so that Catholics will better appreciate the celebration of the
Classical Roman Rite..
cooperation with the Archdiocese of
Chicago, the Canons Regular received the blessing of Francis Cardinal
George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, to carry out this work
f f i c e
o f t h e C a r d i n
In order to better serve Catholics who wish
to worship according to the Forma
extraordinaria, ample and ongoing
catechesis in the form of the Mass must be available. This can only be
achieved if, first of all, priests and seminarians are prepared to
serve this need. I have therefore asked the Canons Regular of St. John
Cantius, whose charism is the "Restoration of the Sacred," to assist
the archdiocese by providing training for priests and seminarians in
the extraordinary form of the Roman rite according to the liturgical
books of 1962, and by offering catechesis to the faithful in this form
of the sacred liturgy.