A priest friend of mine has encourage me to learn to serve the TLM however I have no prior instruction in reading and pronouncing Latin and butcher almost every pronunciation except the words I have heard being chanted before. I was wondering if anyone knew of any videos which go over the pronunciations of the prayers or where I could find the prayers in phonetics to practice.
Deo gratias for responding to your friend’s invitation I have been blessed to assist two priests to learn the celebration of the TLM, and I can tell you it is not difficult
Resources readily available are from the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius and from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter:
Catholic-geared Latin home courses: (Familia Sancti Hieronymi)
I am sure this can appear to be a bit overwhelming. It really isn’t. Your friend can tell you Just be patient! If he has altar servers, they can help you as well to practice privately.
And if I got it all wrong and you are not a priest (yet? :o), those resources are excellent for altar servers and the websites (especially sanctamissa.org/) have a ton of free resources for altar servers If I could learn, anyone can! And servers don’t speak much, at most prays at the foot of the altar , says the Suscipiat response to the Orate fratres, and every so often says Amen
Thank you very much for all those resources. Although I am not a priest yet (God Willing) I am happy to have this list of resources to be able to casually drop to some of the Priest I know who are interested in the Extraordinary Form.