Call for the formation of the Ateneo Latin Mass Society (ALMS) core group

A Letter to the ALMS: Meeting of the ALMS core group


It is nearly a year since the Ateneo Latin Mass Society (ALMS) was established and we still have not moved forward. I am partly to be blamed because I tried to carry the burden of ALMS alone, when there are many ALMS members who are more competent in making things happen. I am very sorry.

In this regard, I think it is high time to form an ALMS core group who shall select its Chair and Secretary. The members of the core group can be either from Ateneo or outside, as long as the Chair is from Ateneo (otherwise it won’t be ALMS), and as long as each member is committed to attend the weekly one-hour meetings. The Chair of the ALMS core group shall be the over-all coordinator of ALMS.

The function of the ALMS core group is to formulate the direction and activities of ALMS, especially now that we have difficulty finding a chapel for the Traditional Latin Mass and Fr. Tim Ofrasio, S.J. was assigned in a parish in Novaliches where he spends most of his time.

There are many things that the core group can discuss in its weekly meetings:

1. Use of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Latin
2. Training program for the Altar Servers
3. Training program for the Choir
4. Lecture series on the Traditional Latin Mass
5. Tours to Traditional Latin Mass Chapels in Metro Manila
6. Date and agenda of the next ALMS General Assembly
7. Chapel and priest for the regular ALMS Traditional Latin Mass
7. Other things that would help move ALMS forward

If you wish to be part of the ALMS core group, please post your weekly schedule in the ALMS yahoo group as a reply to this mail and add a line to describe yourself–full name, school, department, and position–so that everybody in ALMS would know you. We can then find a common time for the group to meet. As a reminder, each member of the ALMS core group is committed to join and participate in the weekly one-hour core group meetings in Ateneo.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.
Ateneo Latin Mass Society

P.S. Today, November 15, is the Feast of St. Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church, patron of scientists, and teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas.

About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

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