Fr. Brian T. Austin, FSSP was in Birmingham, Alabama this summer to conduct a Latin Mass Conference. The conference was held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Saturday, July 7, 2012, which is the 5th Anniversary of the release of Summorum Pontificum, the Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI that encourages the widespread use of the Traditional Latin Liturgy according to the 1962 Roman Missal. Una Voce Northern Alabama was started in response to Summorum, and their local Latin Mass community in Birmingham has greatly benefitted from the liturgical freedom of the past five years. The workshop was sponsored by Una Voce Northern Alabama.
Fr. Austin began the conference at 9 a.m. by celebrating a Sung High Mass. Music for the Mass included the Missa Brevis of Palestrina, motets by Elgar and Pergolesi and the traditional chants for the votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Following a short break after Mass, Father gave a presentation in the Church titled The Liturgical Reform of Pope Benedict XVI.
Fr. Austin’s Conference Audio: [audio:http://fssp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2012-UVNA-Conference.mp3|titles=2012 UVNA Conference]