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Ushaw to host traditional Latin Mass training conference for priests

The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales (LMS) is organising a residential training conference for priests wishing to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Ushaw College in Durham.

The conference will run through Low Week, from Monday 20 April to Thursday 23 April 2009 and will feature Traditional liturgies in Ushaw's magnificent neo-Gothic St Cuthbert's Chapel together with a Gregorian Chant schola and polyphonic choir.

Expert tuition in the celebration of Mass in the Usus Antiquior will be provided on a small group basis. There will be guest lecturers and all participants will receive 1962 Missals and altar cards.

Daily devotions will include Lauds, Vespers, Benediction and Rosary.

The subsidised fee to participants is only £85, which includes full board and accommodation. Priests are asked to register by Monday 2 March.

Further details and registration forms can be obtained from the LMS office (Tel: 020 7404 7284) or downloaded from the LMS website: www.latin-mass-society.org

Paul Waddington, one of the organisers, said: "This is the first time the LMS has organised such a training conference in the north of England. I hope the laity will tell their priests about this wonderful opportunity to learn the Usus Antiquior in the setting of one of England's finest Catholic seminaries."

The LMS hopes to make a further announcement about a training conference in the south of England in the near future.