Seminary Academic Schedule 2020- 2021

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Schedule 2020 - 2021


Seminarians' Return Saturday, August 29


Seminarians' Retreat Sunday, August 30 - Saturday, September 5


Brothers' Ceremonies: Mass at 10:00am Sunday, September 29


All-Day Manualia Monday, September 7


First Day of Classes (6:50am Solemn Mass) Tuesday, September 8


Cassock Taking Recollection  Sunday, October 4 - 6


Reception of the cassock Wednesday, October 7


Visiting with Parents for those who recieved cassock

Thursday, October 8


Lourdes Pilgrimage Thursday, October 15 - October 27


Feast of All Saints Sunday, November 1


All Souls' Day: Mass at 10:00am and Day of Recollection Monday, November 2


Entrance of new seminarians Friday, November 6


Retreat for Humanities Sunday November 8 - 14


Thanksgiving Excursion Thursday, November 26


Pre-Advent All-Night Adoration Saturday, November 28


December Recollection: Conferences at 5:00pm, 11:00am Friday, December 4 - 5


Feast of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday, December 8


First Semester Major Exams Monday, December 21 -23


Afternoon  Manualia Wednesday, December 23


Christmas Recollection Thursday, December 24


Christmas Day Friday, December 25


Rest Day Saturday, December 26


Holy Innocents Feast Evening Monday, December 28


Community Excursion Tuesday, December 29


First Semester Minor Exams Thursday, December 31 & January 4-5


Feast of the Circumcision Friday, January 1


Feast of the Epiphany

Wednesday, January 6


Vacation (departure only after 7:15am Mass on Jan. 7)

Cultural Excursion for Spiritualities

Thursday, January 7 - 21


Classes Resume

Friday, January 22


Tonsure Recollection Saturday, January 30 - Monday, February 1


All-Day Manualia Saturday, January 30


Monthly Recollection (from Sunday Vespers to Sext) Sunday, January 31 - Monday Feb 1


Feast of Candlemass & Tonsure  Ceremony

(Pontifical Mass at 9:30am)

Tuesday, February 2


Visiting time with parents for those tonsured Wednesday, February 3 


Classes Resume Thursday, February 4


Devotion of the Forty Hours Sunday, February 14 - Tuesday, February 16


Ash Wednesday / March Recollection (Mass at 10:00am) Wednesday, February 17


Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Sunday, March 7



Wednesday, March 10


Feast of St. Joseph Friday, March 19


Subdiaconate Retreat Saturday, March 20 - 25


Minor Orders Retreat Tuesday, March 23 - 25


Ordination to Minor Orders and Perpetual Engagements

(Pontifical Mass at 9:00am)

Friday, March 26


Ordination to the Subdiaconate

(Pontifical Mass at 9:00am)

Saturday, March 27


Holy Week Retreat Sunday, March 28 - 31


Easter Sunday, April 4


Easter Vacation (departure only after Easter Monday Sung Mass)

Spiritual Excursion for Spiritualities

Monday, April 5 - 19


Good Shephard Sunday (Florida) Sunday, April 18


Classes Resume Tuesday, April 20


Recollection (conferences at 5:00pm and 11:00am) Friday, April 23 - 34


Exams for Spirituality TBD


Feast of the Ascension (Sunday schedule) Thursday, May 13


Last Excursion Monday, May, 24


10-Day Retreat for Spirituality (retreat begins and ends at 5:00pm) Monday, May 24 - June 2


Last Day of Classes Wednesday, May 26


Second Semester Major Exams Monday, May 31 - June 2


Corpus Christi Thursday, June 3


Retreat for Ordinands to Diaconate and Priesthood (Retreat begins and ends at noon) Friday, June 4 - 10


Ordinations to the Diaconate and Priesthood Friday, June 11


First Masses Saturday, June 12


Departure of Seminarians (only after Mass) Wednesday, June 16




Seminarians Return for 2020-2021 Saturday, 28 August