Seminary Schedule

Seminary Schedule


Moreau Seminary

    Like all seminarians in the Church, a significant portion of the weekly schedule of our postulants and temporarily professed seminarians at Moreau Seminary is taken up by their studies, including classes, homework and other related academic activities, and by their weekly ministry placement. The postulants’ studies are focused on fulfilling the necessary prerequisites in philosophy and theology, while the temporarily professed are completing their Master’s in Divinity. The time they spend in their ministry placements, as well as their corresponding responsibilities, grow in intensity and length each year of formation.

    At the same time, in keeping with our religious life, the weekly schedule at Moreau Seminary really centers on our common life as brothers in community, including common prayer, common meals and community events such as the Dean’s Social. The times of common prayer are in addition to the 30 minutes of private prayer the seminarians 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 those yearly events.  


    Weekly Schedule or Horarium

    Monday    
         6:30am Mass  
         7:05am Morning Prayer  
         7:30am Breakfast  
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)  
         12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
         5:45pm Evening Prayer  
         6:00pm Dinner  
         7:00pm Formation Conference  
    Tuesday    
         6:30am Mass  
         7:05am Morning Prayer   
         7:30am Breakfast  
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)  
         12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
         5:45pm Evening Prayer  
         6:00pm Dinner  
         6:30pm-9:00pm Ministry Placements (as scheduled)  
    Wednesday    
         6:30am Mass  
         7:05am Morning Prayer   
         7:30am Breakfast  
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)  
         12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
         5:45pm Evening Prayer  
         6:00pm Dinner  
         6:30pm-9:00pm Ministry Placements (as scheduled)  
         9:30pm Choir Practice  
    Thursday    
         7:05am Morning Prayer  
         7:30am Breakfast  
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)  
        12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
         5:15pm Community Mass (with Old Collegians)  
         6:00pm Community Dinner (with Old Collegians)  
         9:00pm Lucernarium Prayer Service (with Old Collegians)  
         9:30pm Community Social (with Old Collegians)  
    Friday    
         6:30am Mass  
         7:05am Morning Prayer   
         7:30am Breakfast  
         8:30am-4:00pm Ministry Placements (as scheduled)  
         8:30am-5:00pm Classes (as scheduled)  
         12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch  
         5:15pm Mass at Basilica  
         5:45pm Evening Prayer  
         6:00pm Dinner  
    Saturday    
         7:30am-9:00am Breakfast  
         10:15am Eucharistic Holy Hour  
         11:30am Mass  
         12:00pm Lunch  
          6:00pm Dinner  
    Sunday    
    Moreau Seminarians attend the Mass of their choice on campus or at a local parish  
         7:30am-9:00am Breakfast  
         9:00am-1:00pm Ministry Placements (as scheduled)  
         11:30am-1:45pm Brunch  
         5:00pm Solemn Evening Prayer  
         5:30pm Community Social  
         6:00pm Community Dinner  
         7:30pm Seminarian Basketball (optional)  
         9:30pm Dean's Social  
         


    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 the Old Collegians)
            Late August Final Vows Mass and Diaconate Ordinations
            September 15 Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
            Mid-semester Postulant Retreat on Prayer
            Early November Workshop on Celibate Chastity
            Late November Peer-evaluations
            December Advent Penance Service
    Spring Semester  
            Early January Community Retreat
            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 Postulant Pre-Novitiate Retreat
            Spring Break Service Trips and Pilgrimages
            March 19 Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph
            Late March Lenten Penance Service
            Monday of Holy Week Chrism Mass
            Easter Saturday Presbyteral Ordinations
            Late May Old College vs. Moreau Softball Game

     




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