Seminary Schedule 2016 - 2017

Schedule 2016-2017

September Arrival of seminarians
(theologians, philosophers, and spiritualities)
Saturday, September 10
  September recollection Monday, September 12
  First day of classes Tuesday, September 13
  Brothers' retreat Wednesday, September 21 - Tuesday, September 27
  Feast of St. Michael the Archangel
(Brothers' Vows)
Thursday, September 29
October End of classes in Winona Friday, October 14
  Departure for Virginia Tuesday, October 25
  Retreat Wednesday, October 26 - Monday, October 31
  Feast of Christ the King Sunday, October 29
November Feast of All Saints Tuesday, November 1
  Feast of All Souls
(Blessing of Cemetery)
Wednesday, November 2
  Inauguration of the new Seminary Friday, November 4
  Entrance of pre-seminarians and brother postulants Friday, November 11
  Placement examinations for new seminarians Saturday, November 12
  Retreat of pre-seminarians and brother postulants Sunday, November 13 - Saturday, November 19
  Thanksgiving excursion Thursday, November 24
  Pre-Advent all night adoration Saturday, November 28
December December recollection Tuesday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 7
  Feast of the Immaculate Conception
(Engagements in the Society)
Tuesday, December 8
  Last day of classes Wednesday, December 21
  Christmas recollection Saturday, December 24
  Christmas Day Sunday, December 25
  Christmas break Monday, December 26
January 2017 Seminarians return for Spring semester Saturday, January 7
  January recollection Monday, January 9

 


Cassock and tonsure recollection

Sunday, January 29th - Wednesay, February 1
February Feast of Candlemass
(Taking of the cassock and tonsure)
Thursday, February 2
  Semester major exams Wednesday, February 15 - Friday, February 17
  Free days Monday, February 20 - Tuesday, February 21
  Excursion Wednesday, February 22
  Forty Hours Devotion Sunday, February 26 - Tuesday, February 28
March Ash Wednesday
(March recollection; Solemn Mass)
Wednesday, March 1
  Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Monday, March 7
  Feast of St. Joseph Monday, March 20
  Subdiaconate retreat Friday, March 24 - Friday, March 31
  Minor orders retreat Tuesday, March 28 - Thursday, March 30
  Ordinations to the Minor Orders Friday, March 31
April Ordination to the Subdiaconate Saturday, April 1
  Excursion Wednesday, April 5
  Holy Week Retreat Sunday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 12
  Easter Sunday, April 16
  Easter vacation Monday, April 17 - Saturday, April 29
  Good Shepherd Sunday in Richmond Sunday, April 30
May Classes resume Monday, May 1
  May recollection Saturday, May 6
  Excursion Wednesday, May 17
  Feast of the Ascension Thursday, May 25
June Major Exams for the Year of Spirituality Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
  Feast of Corpus Christi Thursday, June 15
  10-day retreat for the Year of Spirituality Monday, June 19th - Wednesday, June 28
  Last day of classes Tuesday, June 20
  June recollection Friday, June 23
  Second semester major exams  Saturday, June 24 - Tuesday, June 27
  Ordinands' retreat Thursday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 5
July Ordinations to the Priesthood & Diaconate Friday, July 7
  First Masses Saturday, July 8
  Summer apostolate Tuesday, July 11 - Thursday, August 11
August Seminarians return for Fatima pilgrimage  Monday, August 14
  Feast of the Assumption Tuesday, August 15
  Pilgrimage to Fatima Friday, August 18 - Monday, August 21
  Summer vacation Monday, August 21 - Saturday, September 16
  Seminarians return for 2017-18 academic year Saturday, September 16