Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Diocese of Pasig: TLM Training & Workshop for Altar Servers (my hometown!)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City, Philippines

Saturday, June 19, 2010
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Diocese of Pasig - Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Plaza Rizal, Brgy. Malinao, Pasig City, Philippines

TLM PASIG June 19, 2010 ~ Low Mass Workshop:

• A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
• An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
• A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
• Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
• An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant

I am pleased to see this workshop to be held in my hometown diocese (Diocese of Pasig). Brings back happy memories of my childhood years. I remember those days where I had been serving as an altar boy at both my parish (Sta. Rosa de Lima) and in our Village Chapel. Our parish priest back then, Rev. Msgr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Gallardo, was a military chaplain prior to being assigned to the parish. At one point, I had been contemplating to enter the seminary life but Msgr. Gallardo encouraged me instead to consider entering after I'm done with high school and/or college. So I continued my high school studies at Don Bosco Mandaluyong and eventually finished my undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines, before moving here in the US. By then, my vocation interest had already disappeared! Afterwards, I learned that Msgr. Gallardo was installed as the second rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in December 2003 and eventually retired on February 2005. I'm hoping and praying that with this workshop, the Traditional Latin Mass will be made available, not only in the cathedral itself, but throughout the diocese.

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