Old College Seminary Schedule

Old College Seminary Schedule


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    Like all seminarians in the Church, a significant portion of our Old Collegians’ weekly schedule is taken up by their studies, including classes, homework and other related academic activities, as well as by their weekly ministry placement. Old Collegians take a full load of college classes, normally tallying around 15 credit hours. Their ministry placements grow in intensity each year from one hour a week in their first year to three hours a week in their third year.

    At the same time, in keeping with our religious life, the weekly schedule at Old College really centers on our common life as brothers in community, including common prayer, common meals and other community events. The times of common prayer are in addition to the 30 minutes of private prayer Old Collegians are required to do each day.

    This schedule or rule provides the framework in which formation for religious life and priesthood as well as growth in holiness can take place.

    Along with this weekly schedule, several other important community functions take place throughout the semesters. Check out a list of some of those yearly events.


    Weekly Schedule

    Monday  
    Old Collegians attend the Mass of their choice on campus
         7:10am Morning Prayer and Adoration
         7:45am Breakfast
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)
         9:00pm Night Prayer
    Tuesday  
         7:10am Morning Prayer and Adoration
         7:45am Breakfast
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)
         4:45pm Evening Prayer
         5:15pm Formation Conference
         6:15pm Dinner
         9:00pm Community Mass in the Log Chapel
         9:45pm Community Social
    Wednesday  
         7:10am Morning Prayer and Adoration
         7:45am Breakfast
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)
         5:15pm Old College Mass
         6:00pm Dinner
         9:00pm Night Prayer
    Thursday  
         7:10am Morning Prayer and Adoration
         7:45am Breakfast
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)
         5:15pm Community Mass at Moreau Seminary
         6:00pm Community Dinner at Moreau Seminary
         9:00pm Lucernarium Prayer Service at Moreau Seminary
         9:30pm Community Social at Moreau Seminary
    Friday  
         7:10am Morning Prayer and Adoration
         7:45am Breakfast
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)
         4:45pm Evening Prayer
         5:15pm Mass at Basilica
         6:00pm Dinner
    Saturday  
         10:00am Morning Prayer and Mass
         10:30am Eucharistic Holy Hour
         11:30am Brunch
         12:00pm-1:00pm Work Period
    Sunday  
    Old Collegians attend the Mass of thier choice on campus or at a local parish
         9:00am-1:00pm Ministry Placements (as scheduled)
         5:15pm Evening Prayer
         5:30pm Old College Community Night Dinner
         7:30pm Seminarian Basketball (optional)
         9:00pm Night Prayer
       


    Yearly Events

    In addition to their weekly schedule, several other important events take place throughout the semesters for the Old Collegians. Here is a list of some of those events. Click on the linked items to learn more about them. 

    The Old Collegians are free in the summers, but they are encouraged to engage in ministry or partake in one of the many summer service opportunities offered through the University of Notre Dame.

    Fall Semester  
         Early August Seminarian Camp and Orientation (With Moreau Seminarians)
         Late August Final Vows Mass and Diaconate Ordinations
         September 15 Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
         Mid-semester Community Retreat
    Spring Semester  
         January 20 Celebration of the Memorial of Blessed Basil Moreau
         Mid-January March for Life in Washington, D.C.
         Late January Mundelein Seminarian Basketball Tournament
         Mid-semester Community Retreat
         March 19 Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph
         Monday of Holy Week  Chrism Mass
         Easter Saturday Presbyteral Ordinations
         Late May Old College vs. Moreau Softball Game

     

     




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