LITURGY MATTERS – a workshop day hosted by the Society of Saint Gregory (SSG) with talks, liturgies (Morning Prayer and Mass) and practical workshops. The day has a particular focus on planning and preparing for Mass, exploring what is needed for a truly worthy celebration. Afternoon workshops include Singing & Music to accompany the Liturgy (for anyone singing or playing at Mass); Preparing the Liturgy; Exploring the Texts.
All are welcome, members and non-members alike, particularly anyone involved in parish ministry.
The Society of Saint Gregory will once again be holding a series of spring gatherings with talks, liturgies (Morning Prayer and Mass) and workshops. This year there will be a particular focus on planning and preparing for Mass, exploring what is needed for a truly worthy celebration. All are welcome, whether members or not, particularly anyone involved in parish ministry. The cost is £10 per person (bring your own packed lunch). Places should be booked no later than 7 days before the event. Online booking is available on our website at www.ssg.org.uk, where you can also print a booking form. Places should be booked no later than 7 days before the event. Further information is also available by emailing Mary at the above address. Speaker: Monsignor Kevin McGinnell
Booking requests may be made by emailing email@example.com or calling Mary Rouse on 07540 532785.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 (10am – 4.00pm)
St John’s Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3HG
Singing and music to accompany the assembly – for anyone singing or playing at Mass, this will be a workshop full of practical tips and lots of practise! This workshop will be led by Paul Wellicome, a composer and Director of Music in his parish. Paul co-directs Birmingham diocesan choir for major events.
Planning for liturgies – what makes a good celebration? How do we prepare? This workshop will look at all aspects of planning and preparation, from musical choices to coordinating processions. This workshop will be led by Martin Barry, Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral.
Exploring the texts – from the familiar words of the Gloria to Eucharistic Prayer IV, this will be an opportunity to examine the prayers we use at Mass in detail. This workshop will be led by Mgr Kevin McGinnell, a priest of Northampton Diocese, Secretary of the Spirituality Committee, Department of Christian Life and Worship and Chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory.