[Blueboard] Ateneo Latin Mass Society: Call for choir and servers

Quirino M. Sugon, Jr. qsugon at ateneo.edu
Tue Jun 14 22:06:10 PHT 2011

The Ateneo Latin Mass Society (ALMS) is an organization of faculty,  
students, staff, and alumni of Ateneo de Manila University for the  
promotion of the Latin Mass in both the ordinary and extraordinary  
forms of the Roman Rite, but with a preferential option for the  
extraordinary form, in the Ignatian tradition of magis or "more".   
Starting this July 2011, ALMS shall sponsor Latin masses at the Ateneo  
High School once a month.  The priest celebrant will be Fr. Timoteo  
"Tim" Ofrasio, SJ, a professor of Liturgy at the Loyola House of  
Studies and parish priest of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Novaliches.

Also, starting this June 2011, ALMS shall sponsor trainings for the  
sacristan and choir:

1.  Sacristan training is four Sundays, 9-12 am.  Possible venue is  
Nativity of Our Lady Parish, Maj. Dizon St., Industrial Village,  
Marikina City.  The training shall cover the following topics: (a)  
history of altar servers, (b) Holy Mass as the highest form of  
worship,(c) liturgical year, (d) altar vestments and vessels, (e)  
ecclesiastical Latin pronunciation, (f) ordinary form of the Roman  
Rite, (g) extraordinary form of the Roman rite, (h) practicum, and (i)  
commissioning.  The training is organized by ALMS and by the  
Commission on Liturgy of the Diocese of Cubao.

2.  Choir training is at least an hour a week for the whole year.  The  
training shall cover the following topics: (a) ecclesiastical Latin  
pronunciation, (b) Gregorian neumes (square notes), (b) ictus and  
breathing marks, (c) chanting of mass responses, (d) chants for  
Ordinary Feasts (Missa de Angelis), (e) chants for Feasts of Blessed  
Virgin (cum Jubilo), (f) chants for Sundays throughout the year, (g)  
chants for Sundays and Ferias of Advent and Lent, (h) Credo, Pater  
Noster, and Salve Regina, (i) and chants for Benediction (Tantum Ergo,  
Te Deum, Anima Christi, O Salutaris Hostia, Pange Lingua, Panis  
Angelicus).  The Gregorian chant trainor will be Mr. Carlos Babiano of  
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish, Quezon City.  The choir training  
will be held within or close to Ateneo.

The aim of ALMS is to give greater glory to God by making the Latin  
mass in both  ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite  
available to many, as envisioned by Vatican II's Sacrosanctum Consilium:

36. 1. Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin  
language is to be preserved in the Latin rites.

116. The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to  
the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be  
given pride of place in liturgical services.

If you wish to know more about the ALMS-sponsored activities, follow  
us in Facebook: Ateneo Latin Mass Society.  Click the "Like" button,  
so that you can post your comments.

Those interested to join the sacristan and choir training may wish to  
directly contact the ALMS Coordinator:

Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.

Space Environment Research Center (SERC) Subcenter
Ionosphere Research Building
Manila Observatory
Tel. No. 426-6001 local 4850
Email: qsugon at observatory.ph
Mobile: 09164442654


Physics Department, Loyola School of Science and Engineering,
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Philippines 1108

P.O. Box 154, Manila 0917, Philippines

Tel. No. (632)426-1043 or (632)426-6001 local 5692
Fax. No. (632)426-1043
E-mail: qsugon at ateneo.edu

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