St. Boniface Parish, Lafayette, IN Hosts Father Samuel Weber, OSB First to Offer the TLM in the Diocese of Charlotte

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On April 11 & 12, the Music Department at St. Boniface Parish will conduct a workshop on Gregorian Chant. The goal of the workshop will be to de-mystify Gregorian chant for those new to it, without neglecting those who already have a basic understanding of chant. Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, will be guest lecturer for the clinic. Fr. Samuel is currently Associate Professor of Early Christianity and Spiritual Formation at Wake Forest University Divinity School.  Father Weber was the first to offer the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese at Davis chapel, Wake Forest University in the Diocese of Charlotte. He has been credited with being the first priest to celebrate a regularly scheduled TLM in the diocese since its quasi replacement with the Novus Ordo Missae in 1970.

All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. For further information, contact Linda Schafer at (765)742-5409 or lp.Schafer@verizon.net.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (All events on St. Boniface Campus-St. Michael Center)

Friday, April 11: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Intro to Gregorian Chant for musicians and non-musicians

Saturday, April 12: 10:00 a.m.-Noon-Singing Gregorian Chant-Part I

  • 12:00-Box lunch (pre-ordered by calling Nan at 742-5063 by Tuesday, April 1) are $8 each.
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.-Singing Gregorian Chant-Part II
  • 4:00 p.m. Novus Ordo Missa Cantata with Gregorian Chant Introit, Offertory and Communion sung by Men’s Schola Gregoriana and Women’s Schola Gregoriana, and Offertory and Communion motets sung by the St. Boniface Schola Cantorum. Gregorian Chant Ordinary sung by schola, choir, and congregation. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to sing at this Mass.

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Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB composed the tones for The Mundelein Psalter. He is monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana and an organ and chant specialist. Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Spirituality and Early Christianity at the Divinity School at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. He holds an M. Div. from St. Meinrad School of Theology, and an S.T.L. from Sant’Anselmo in Rome. He has also completed studies in Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Institute for Liturgical Music, and holds an M.A. in Greek and Latin Literature in Ancient Art and Archaeology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Publications include the Hymnal for the Liturgy of the Hours (GIA, 1987). His musical work includes A Still, Small Voice: The Proper of the Mass for the Season of Advent for the Carmelite Nuns of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a liturgical setting of the St. John Passion, and the monastic antiphonary for St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama. He is widely known for his setting of the proper texts of the Mass to chant melodies.

The Rev. Samuel F. Weber,  OSB

Wake Forest University Divinity School

Box 7719 – Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7719

Phone: (336) 758-4289  E-mail: webersf@wfu.edu.

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