Canons Regular to Hold Priest Training Workshops, Summer 2009

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius are continuing to offer training to priests and seminarians in the Extraordinary Form. Recently the Canons began teaching the Traditional Latin Mass as a part of the faculty of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have trained more than 200 priests and seminarians from the USA, Canada, and abroad since Summorum Pontificum was released.

In conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Canons are offering Traditional Latin Mass Training Workshops for priests, deacons and seminarians during May and July 2009 at Mundelein’s Cardinal Stritch Retreat House for priests just beginning to learn the 1962 liturgy as well as those clergy who are now ready to learn how to sing High Mass and offer other sacraments from the 1962 Rituale Romanum.

Those interested to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Roman Rite (1962 Missale Romanum) will have a special opportunity over a period of five days to study the Traditional Latin Mass with the Canons Regular, as well as an opportunity to gain experience with the Traditional Roman Liturgy through hands-on demonstration, conferences, and question/answer sessions.

Each day the Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. Low Mass and High Mass will be celebrated at all workshops. At some workshops, Solemn Mass and Pontifical Mass will be celebrated additionally.

Every workshop will provide:

  • Instruction in the Rubrics of the 1962 Missale Romanum
  • Instruction in the Low Mass (Missa Privata)
  • Instruction in the High Mass (Missa Cantata)
  • Instruction in the Gregorian Chant for the Priest
  • Instruction in the Pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin

Selected workshops will provide:

  • Instruction in the Sacrament of Baptism
  • Instruction in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  • Instruction in the celebration of Nuptial Mass
  • Instruction in the celebration of Requiem Funeral Mass


Date: May 18 – 22, 2009
Location: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, Illinois
The May workshop will offer training in Low Mass for the beginner class and High Mass for the advanced class.

Date: July 6 – 10, 2009
Location: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, Illinois
The July workshop will offer a Beginners Course which will cover the ceremonies and rubrics of Low Mass, as well as Latin for the Mass. The advanced course will provide training in the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, Nuptial Mass, Requiem Funeral Mass, and the Missa Cantata (High Mass).

Registration forms and information are online for download at:

For information about the Stritch House contact:
Deacon Richard Hudzik, Director
Cardinal Stritch Retreat House
PO Box 455
Mundelein, IL 60060-0455
Phone: 847.566.6060
Fax: 847.566.6082

Registration Costs for Priests:
Housing/Meals/Workshop: $500
Meals/Workshop: $350

Registration Costs for Seminarians:
Housing/Meals/Workshop: $400
Meals/Workshop: $250

If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact:
Rev. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.
Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
825 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-7373

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