Seminary Academic Schedule 2021- 2022

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Schedule 2021 - 2022


Seminarians' Return Saturday, August 28


Seminarians' Retreat Monday, August 30th - Saturday, September 4


All-Day Manualia Monday, September 6


First Day of Classes (6:50am Solemn Mass) Tuesday, September 7
  Brothers' Ceremonies (In Winona) Wednesday, September 29


Arrival of Humanities  Monday, October 4


Humanities Retreat Tuesday, October 5 - 10


Feast of All Saints Monday, November 1


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


Pre-Advent All-Night Adoration Saturday, November 27


December Recollection: Conferences at 5:00pm, 11:00am Monday/Tuesday, December 6-7


Feast of the Immaculate Conception 

First Engagements into the Society

Wednesday, December 8
  End of First Semester Classes Wednesday, December 22


Afternoon  Manualia Thursday, December 23


Christmas Recollection Friday, December 24


Christmas Day Saturday, December 25


Study Days Monday/Tuesday, December 27/28
  First Semester Major Exams Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, December 29 -31


Feast of the Circumcision Friday, January 1


First Semester Minor Exams Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, January 3-5


Feast of the Epiphany

Thursday, January 6


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

Manualia and Excursion for Spiritualities

Friday, January 7 - 21


Seminarians Return (Before Compline)

Saturday, January 22


Tonsure and Cassock Recollection  Sunday, January 30 - Tuesday, February 1


Feast of Candlemass, Reception of Cassock and Tonsure  Ceremony

(Pontifical Mass at 9:30am)

Wednesday, February 2


Visiting time with parents for those tonsured and cassock received 

Thursday, February 3 - 4


Classes Resume Thursday, February 4


Devotion of the Forty Hours Sunday, February 27 - Tuesday, March 1


Ash Wednesday / March Recollection (Mass at 10:00am) Wednesday, March 2


Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Monday, March 7


Feast of St. Joseph

Saturday, March 19


Subdiaconate Retreat Saturday, April 2 - 7


Minor Orders Retreat Tuesday, April 5 - 7


Ordination to Minor Orders and Perpetual Engagements

(Pontifical Mass at 9:30am)

Friday, April 8


Ordination to the Subdiaconate

(Pontifical Mass at 9:30am)

Saturday, April 9


Holy Week Retreat Sunday, April 10 - 13


Easter Sunday, April 17


Easter Vacation (departure only after Easter Monday Sung Mass)

Spiritual Excursion for Spiritualities

Monday, April 18 - Monday, May 2

(Humanities return Saturday, April 30)


Good Shephard Sunday (Arcadia) Sunday, May 1


Classes Resume Tuesday, May 3


Feast of the Ascension (Sunday schedule) Thursday, May 26


10-Day Retreat for Spirituality (retreat begins and ends at 5:00pm) Wednesday, June 1 - 10


Last Day of Classes Friday, June 3


Second Semester Major Exams Wednesday, June 8 - 10


Retreat for Ordinands to Diaconate and Priesthood (Retreat begins and ends at noon) Friday, June 10 - 15


Corpus Christi Thursday, June 16


Ordinations to the Diaconate and Priesthood Friday, June 17


First Masses Saturday, June 18


Departure of Seminarians (only after Mass) Tuesday, June 21


Seminarians Return for 2022 - 2023