50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE ASSOCIATION IN SEPTEMBER 1969:
Full details of our successful and enjoyable celebrations will follow in the next edition of Latin Liturgy. We made good use of the Graduale Parvum at Mass, and the next two events, promoted by Fr Guy Nicholls, will be:
The God Who Sings
During November 2019 there will be two days designed to encourage Catholics to rediscover singing the Scriptures at Mass.
These days can help your parish to mark The Year of the Word: the God Who Speaks, which has the vision to create ‘renewed encounters with Christ through the Scriptures’. The Year of the Word has three themes:
Celebrating God’s Word
Living God’s Word
Sharing God’s Word
To help us celebrate God’s Word, these Word & Liturgy days will revisit the antiphons we hear at Mass (Entrance, Offertory and Communion) and offer an approach to praying and singing Psalms within the ancient tradition of the Church.
A beautifully produce book, the Graduale Parvum (or short Gradual), will provide the material for these chants. By celebrating God’s Word, we can become empowered to better live out and share that Word with others!
Each of the days will end with the first Mass of the Sunday at which the antiphons practised during the sessions will be sung.
The Graduale Parvum (GP) can be purchased at these events.
For more information, please contact Fr Guy Nicholls via our Contact page.
The timetables are as follows…
2 p.m. – approx. 7 p.m. SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019
Venue: St Mary Immaculate, 45 West St, Warwick CV34 6AB
Leaders: Fr Guy Nicholls and Mgr Bruce Harbert
2 p.m. Welcome followed by The Word and the Liturgy, with special reference to Advent and Christmas.
c. 2.50 short break
3 p.m. General intro to the GP (Graduale Parvum)
c. 4 p.m. tea and light refreshments (provided by the parish, donations welcome)
4.30 p.m. Intro to the Introits and Communions of Advent and Christmas
5.15 p.m. rehearsal of chants for tonight’s Mass
5.45 p.m. break before Mass
6 p.m. First Mass of 33rd Sunday per annum (sung with Missal and GP chants)
11.30 a.m. – approx. 5 p.m. SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019
Venue: Ss Mary’s and John’s, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton WV2 4AD
Leaders: Fr Guy Nicholls and Fr Bruce Burbidge
11.30 a.m. Welcome – Intro to the GP
12.30 p.m. Intro to the GP chants of Advent and Christmas
1.30 Lunch break (soup and hot drinks provided, and a light buffet. Donations welcome)
2.30 p.m. Rehearsal of chants for tonight’s Mass of Christ the King
3.45 p.m. break before Mass
4 p.m. First Mass of Christ the King (sung with missal and GP chants)
OUR NEXT MEETING: JUNE 2020
We will next meet at Mayfield School, East Sussex, on Saturday 6 June 2020. Full details later, but please make a note in your diary now!