Seminary Academic Schedule 2023 - 2024

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Schedule 2023 - 2024


Seminarians' Return Saturday, August 26


Seminarians' Opening Retreat Sunday, August 27th - Saturday, September 2


First Day of Classes (6:50am Solemn Mass) Tuesday, September 5


Arrival of Humanities  Friday, October 6
  Humanities’ Pre-Placement Exams Saturday, October 7


Retreat for Humanities Sunday, October 8 - 14
  Excursion Wednesday, October 18


Feast of All Saints Wednesday, November 1


All Souls' Day (Mass at 10:00am) Thursday, November 2
  Semester Break November 6 - 10
  Thanksgiving Excursion Thursday, November 23


Pre-Advent All-Night Adoration Saturday, December 2 - 3


Feast of the Immaculate Conception 

First Engagements into the Society

Friday, December 8
  First Semester Minor Exams December 12 - 14
  End of First Semester Classes Thursday, December 14


First Semester Major Exams

Tuesday, December 19 - 21


Christmas Day Sunday, December 25


Feast of the Circumcision Sunday, January 1


Feast of the Epiphany

Friday, January 6


Vacation (departure after 7:15am Mass)

Cultural Excursion for Spiritualities

January 8 - 20


Seminarians Return (before Compline)

Saturday, January 20


Tonsure and Cassock Recollection  Monday, January 29 - Thursday, February 1


Feast of Candlemas, Reception of Cassock and Tonsure Ceremony

(Pontifical Mass at 9:00am)

Friday, February 2


Visiting time with parents for those tonsured and cassock received 

February 3 - 4


Classes Resume Monday, February 5


Devotion of the Forty Hours Sunday, February 11 -13


Ash Wednesday (Mass at 10:00am) Wednesday, February 14


Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas Tuesday, March 7
  Excursion Wednesday, March 12


Feast of St. Joseph

Monday, March 20


Subdiaconate Retreat March 16 - 21


Minor Orders Retreat March 19 - 21

Ordination to Minor Orders and Perpetual Engagements

(Pontifical Mass at 9:00am)

Friday, March 22


Ordination to the Subdiaconate

(Pontifical Mass at 9:00am)

Saturday, March 23


Holy Week Retreat Sunday, March 25 - 27


Easter Sunday, March 31


Easter Vacation (departure after Easter Monday Sung Mass)

Monday, April 1-13

  10-Day Retreat for Spiritualities


  Good Shepherd Sunday (Denver) Saturday, April 13 -14
  Classes Resume Tuesday, April 16


Feast of the Ascension Thursday, May 9
  Feast of Pentecost Sunday, May 19
  Feast of Corpus Christi Thursday, May 30


Second Semester Minor Exams June 3-5
  Last Day of Classes Wednesday, June 5
  End of Year Excursion Thursday, June 6


Second Semester Major Exams June 11 - 13


Retreat for Ordinands to Diaconate and Priesthood (retreat from afternoon on June 14 to noon on June 20)

June 14 - 20


Ordinations to the Diaconate and Priesthood Friday, June 21


First Masses Saturday, June 22


Departure of Seminarians (after Mass) Tuesday, June 25


Seminarians Return for 2024 - 2025 Saturday, August 31