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Workshops on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

for priests, deacons, seminarians, and lay faithful

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVIEver since Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum 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

Their 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.

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.ISince many 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..

Working in 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 of formation.


O f f i c e   o f   t h e   C a r d i n a l

Coat of Arms of Francis Cardinal George

      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.

  Sincerly yours in Christ,                
  Cardinal Francis George         


Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius