Holy Cross Seminary

Holy Cross Seminary Schedule - Academic Year 2017

Saturday, 25
Seminarians Return
Sunday, 26
Opening retreat for upper year Seminarians

Wednesday, 1
Ash Wednesday
Saturday, 4
First Opening Retreat ends. New seminarians arrive.
Sunday, 5
Opening Retreat for Humanities and Spiritualities
Monday, 6
Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost, First Day of classes for returning seminarians
Saturday, 11
Second Opening Retreat ends
Monday, 13
First Day of Classes for Humanities and Spiritualities
Monday, 20
Feast of St Joseph ~ Hike
Holy Tuesday, 11
Holy Week Recollection (Tuesday to Thursday)
Easter Sunday, 16
Easter Holiday (Classes Resume on Wednesday, 19th)
Low Sunday, 23
Taking of the Cassock
Tuesday, 25
St Mark (Greater Litanies)
Friday, 5-6
Monthly Recollection and All-night Adoration
Wednesday, 10
Mon.-Tue., 22-23
Wood-chopping Days ~ No Classes
Wednesday, 24
Our Lady Help of Christians ~ Sunday Schedule
Thursday, 25
Ascension Thursday ~ Sunday Schedule
Friday, 26 Wood-chopping Day ~ No Classes
Saturday, 27 - June 10
First Semester Holiday (Depart after Mass)
Saturday, 10
Seminarians Return from Holiday (before 6:30 pm)
Monday, 12
Classes Resume
Thursday, 15
Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Sunday Schedule
Friday, 30-1
Monthly Recollection and All-night Adoration
Tuesday, 4
Wood-chopping Day ~ No Classes
Wednesday, 5-14
Minor Examinations
Tuesday, 11
End of First Semester Classes
Tuesday, 18-22
Major Examinations
Sunday, 23-26
Semester Break (Hike on Wednesday, 27)
Thursday, 27
First Day of Second Semester Classes
Friday, 28-29
Monthly Recollection
Tuesday, 8-14 Retreat for Subdiaconate
Thursday, 10-13
Retreat for Tonsure and Minor Orders
Friday, 11 All Classes Suspended for Retreat & Ordination Ceremonies
Tuesday, 15
Feast of the Assumption ~ Subdiaconate & Minor Orders
Wednesday, 16 Conferring of Clerical Tonsure
Thursday, 17 Classes Resume
Wednesday, 23
Sunday, 3 Feast of St. Pius X
Friday, 8-9
Monthly Recollection
Thursday, 14 Feast of the Holy Cross & Second Semester Holiday (14-27, depart 2 pm)
Friday, 22-28 Brothers' Retreat
Wednesday, 27 Seminarians Return from Holiday (before 6:30 pm)
Thursday, 28 All-day Manualia
Friday, 29
Feast of St. Michael ~ Brothers' Professions ~ Sunday Schedule
Friday, 6-7
Monthly Recollection and All-night Adoration
Monday, 9-11
Rogation Days (Procession and Litanies)
Wednesday, 18
Sunday, 29
Feast of Christ the King
Wednesday, 1 Feast of All Saints ~ Sunday Schedule
Thursday, 2
All Souls Day
Friday, 3-4
Monthly Recollection
Wednesday, 15 End-of-Year Hike
Saturday, 18
Minor Examinations Begin
Friday, 24 Last Day of Classes for all Seminarians
Wednesday, 29
Theology and Philosophy Major Examinations Begin
Friday, 1-2
Monthly Recollection
Wednesday, 6
Diaconate Retreat Begins
Friday, 8 Immaculate Conception and First Engagements
Monday, 11
Priests' Meeting Begins
Thursday, 14 Ordination to the Diaconate
Friday, 22-23
Christmas Recollection
Monday, 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday, 27
Summer Holidays Begin


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