‘Tis true, I was a terrible student at the time but have seen the errors of my ways and for my sins am now taking 1st year Latin and Ancient Greek at university. Fr. Ephraem tried to teach me Latin from 1998-2000 when I formally stopped to complete the final years on school however continuing to serve the Dominican Rite Mass at least twice weekly. I just couldn't get my head around nouns and recall being far more interested with the wind-up nun in the living room. (Yes there really is such a toy! It even blew sparks out of the mouth!)
Ah, those were the days. Dominicanus even has a photo of a Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite on Ash Wednesday. For the record I’m the Acolyte on the left-hand side. St. Lawrence’s Church, North Adelaide is one of the more beautiful Church’s in Adelaide and is a popular place for weddings. However one visitor once likened to the altar to a birthday cake.
I would like to think my chanting of the Epistle and Lessons has improved in five years but I'll leave that for the congregation at Holy Name Church, St. Peters to judge.