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!

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.

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


Church, Sanctuary, and Altar (5 sessions)
  • Parts of a church building

  • Sanctuary layout and its furnishings

  • Purpose, construction, and prescriptions of altar and its appointments

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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