Friday, 14 December 2018

Server Training days in London in 2019


With apologies for the long dormancy of the Society, it is now being revived with new statutes, a new and specially designed medal for members, and a series of events where servers can be trained and also enrolled in the Society.
The LMS website's page on the Society of St Tarcisius has been updated, and this links to a pdf with information about the aims of the SST and the grades of altar server which it contains.
No one at present has any of these grades, but at the training events already arranged (see below) and other such events we can have the necessary brief tests and enroll people at the appropriate level.
I would like to hear from anyone will to attend at these events as a trainee or trainer, or simply to be enrolled (please specify your level of experience).
I would also like to hear from anyone willing to organise training events elsewhere in the country.
Contact me through tarcisius@lms.org.uk
With best wishes for Advent and Christmas,
Joseph Shaw

Training days in London

Saturday 16th February in St Mary Moorfields,
Saturday 9th March and
Saturday 11th May in Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street.
All levels of serving can be addressed, and servers can be enrolled in the Society and receive its splendid new medal.
Days begin at 10:30am: full details here. Please book so we know who to expect, indicating your level of experience, what you would like to learn, or at what grade you feel you could be enrolled: tarcisius@lms.org.uk
These training days in London are running in parallel with Vestment Mending Days with the Guild of St Clare, in the basement of the churches where the training is taking place. Details of these events can be found here.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Feast of St Tarcisius, 15th August


15th August is the Feast of St Tarcisius.

Members of the Sodality are encouraged to commemorate him in their prayers at Holy Mass, in the Office, or in private devotions.

It is also a good time for members to renew their annual commitment, using the Sodality prayer.

St Tarcisius is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on this day, although of course the Feast that is universally celebrated is that of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady.

Those who say the Divine Office privately can add a commemoration at Vespers and Lauds. This consists of an Antiphon, versicle and response, and collect; and comes after the collect for the day and before the conclusion. Those who say the Little Office of Our Lady would add the commemoration after the main collect, and before the commemoration of All Saints.


1st Vespers.

Antiphon: Iste Sanctus pro lege Dei sui certavit usque ad mortem, et a verbis impiorium non timuit; fundatus enim erat supra firmam petram.


V. Gloria et honore coronasti eum, Domine.
R. Et constituist eum super opera mannum tuarum.


Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.


Antiphon: This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even unto death, and feared not the words of sinful men, forasmuch as he was founded upon a sure foundation.


V.  Thou hast crowned him with glory and worship, O Lord.
R.  And hast made him to have dominion of the works of thy hands.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.


Lauds.


Antiphon: Qui odit animam suam in hoc mundo, in vitam aeternam custodit eam.


V. Justus ut palma florebit.
R. Sicut cedrus Libani multiplicabitur.

Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.


Antiphon: He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


V.  The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R.  And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

2nd Vespers.


Antiphon: Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum, et tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me.


V. Justus ut palma florebit.
R. Sicut cedrus Libani multiplicabitur.

Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.

Antiphon: If any man shall come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.


V.  The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R.  And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Server Training Afternoon at in Brighton on 8th March 2014

Some server training has been arranged to take place at St Mary Magdalen, Brighton, on Saturday 8th March. It will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm.

This training will focus on the ceremonies for Low Mass.

Anyone interested in attending should email James Melody: jamesmelody at gmail.com

Ash Wednesday Serving Notes from Romanitas

Ash Wednesday serving notesRomanitas Press has put on its website some very useful serving notes for Ash Wednesday for Low Mass, High Mass, and Missa Cantata. These join other notes which are being added to this excellent site:

http://www.romanitaspress.com/



Thursday, 15 August 2013

Prayer of the Society of St Tarcisius

Prayer of the Society of St Tarcisius (for private use)

Lord Jesus, I profoundly adore Thee, really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love Thee, and desire to love and serve Thee more perfectly. I do reparation to Thy Sacred Heart, for the negligence and indifference which is often shown to Thy true Body and Blood.

I thank Thee for the great privilege of serving Thee on the Sanctuary, and resolve for the future to serve Thee with greater fervour, devotion, attention, and exactness. O Lord, let my example when on the Sanctuary never be an occasion for scandal to my neighbour, but rather encourage others to greater reverence. May I always act as I believe, and show by my example my belief in the great truths of our Faith.

Most Blessed Mary, Mother of our Lord, obtain for me by thy prayers the grace to serve thy Son with reverence and devotion.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for me, that I may follow thy example by defending the honour of the Blessed Sacrament all the days of my life and even unto death. Amen.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Ten New Members

A hearty welcome to ten new members who were enrolled on Friday 7th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

New members will be receiving their membership cards and membership information shortly.

These members enrolled after a very successful training session which was held two weeks ago at St James' Spanish Place in London.

May the Hearts of Jesus and Mary strengthen and protect all altar servers, and all our members old and new.