Serving and Chanting Sessions at Saint Thomas More Priory in Sanford

March 07, 2019
Source: Priory Orlando
Servers from all SSPX chapels in Florida got together for a Serving Session.

In combination with Fr. Le Roux’s visit, a trio of SSPX brothers conducted all-day workshops for your chapel boys on serving Mass. At the same time, many of the adults of the parish attended classes on how to sing Gregorian plainchant for the Mass.

Last October St. Thomas More church in Sanford, FL was blessed to receive two sisters from the Franciscan convent of Christ the King convent in Kansas City, MO. The sisters spent a great deal of time with the girls of the chapel, telling them of a consecrated life and giving them a chance to become better acquainted with Traditional religious women. During the visit, the Sisters planted good seeds that, by God’s grace, can one day grow into new religious vocations.

During the first weekend of March, St. Thomas More was again blessed – this time by the visit of Fr. Yves Le Roux, rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, VA, who gave classes and sermons on the subject of nurturing religious vocations to the priesthood.

In combination with Fr. Le Roux’s visit, a trio of SSPX brothers conducted all-day workshops for your chapel boys on serving Mass. At the same time, many of the adults of the parish attended classes on how to sing Gregorian plainchant for the Mass. The chant workshops commenced with a talk on sacred music by Fr. Elias, OSB, who is visiting from the monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Silver City, NM. Saturday’s activities culminated in a Solemn High Mass, in which the boys served and the adults sang. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a festive outdoor dinner at the rectory.

The next morning, Fr. Le Roux gave a sermon at Sunday Mass on the importance of forming vocations. Then followed a one-hour talk on how parents are to nurture vocations in the home. The faithful were then privileged to be the first to watch a new 25-minute video produced by the seminary and district about the role of the priest in Catholic life and the importance of the Mass. The video will be shown in upcoming months to chapels around the country, after which it will be available online for all audiences. These events were followed by an outdoor lunch.