Seminary Schedule

Lucernarium at 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

Seminarians with Archbishop Dolan

In addition to their weekly schedule, several other important community functions take place throughout the semesters for the postulants and temporarily professed seminarians at Moreau. Here are some of those events. Click on the linked items in the schedule to learn more about them.

All the Moreau seminarians, whether postulants or temporarily professed, are assigned in their summers either to serve in a ministry placement or to continue their studies.

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 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