Master of Ceremonies Webinars

For the traditional Roman Mass

The unique and comprehensive MC Program of Louis Tofari is now being offered in segments as webinars!

Starting in September 2021, the various courses of the MC Program will be offered as webinars via Zoom video conferencing. In addition to the screen share presentations, PDF handouts will also be provided.

Target audience

These webinars are primarily directed to young men (14 or older) and adult men who are studying to become Masters of Ceremonies, as well as to the clergy.

 

However, this course is also available to men or women would like to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of the traditional Roman Mass.

 

Starting on October 12:

Church, Sanctuary, and Altar (2 sessions)
  • Parts of a church building
    Purpose, character, and prescriptions of altar and its appointments
    Sanctuary layout and its furnishings

 

This 2-session webinar will take place on:

October 12 (Tues) and 14 (Thur)

from:

10:00am to 11:30am CST

Cost for Single Subscriber: $35.00

 

For group rates, please contact us.

Can't attend a live session? No problem! Each session is video-recorded and available to all subscribers (and can be watched again and again).

Recommended materials for this session:

  • Candles in the Roman Rite (includes illustrations of candles examples and liturgically-correct altars) Bk $15.00

  • De Missalis Romani Liturgia (great resource on the requisites materials for a church by a highly-regard liturgist--1937 reprint) Bk $23.50 | PDF $14.50

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Useful materials for MCs

These items are available from Romanitas Press:

  • The Mass: Up-Close in Pictures (helps with identifying the parts of the Mass) $12.50

Curriculum of MC Program

The full curriculum consists of the following courses:

What is a Master of Ceremonies?
  • Its liturgical office, expectations of competency, and spiritual aspects

  • Practical tips for sacristy management and preparing for ceremonies

 

Church, Sanctuary, and Altar
  • Parts of church building

  • Purpose, character, and prescriptions concerning altar and its appointments

  • Sanctuary layout and furnishings

 

Sacred Vessels
  • Historical development and prescriptions

  • How to prepare

 

Altar and Chalice Linens
  • Historical development, symbolisms, and prescriptions

  • How to prepare

 

Sacred Vestments
  • Historical development

  • Symbolism and associated prayers

  • Prescriptions

  • Preparation practicum

 

Liturgical Books of the Roman Rite
  • Review of all traditional books and their development

  • Images of books provided (as well as links for a closer review)

 

Missale Romanum
  • Historical development and reforms

  • Sectional review of the missal

  • Overview of classification rules and use of Ordo

  • How to prepare and assist at the missal

 

General Principles of Ceremonies of the Roman Rite
  • Review of rules as presented in book

  • Ceremonial terms and phrases

Gregorian Chants at Mass (and their impact)
  • Review of chants at Mass

  • Overview of Liber Usualis and how to reference

  • Practicum on MC's chant cues

 

Master of Ceremonies’ Position at Mass
  • Presentation at altar

  • Practicum with trainees

 

 

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