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Typical Day in the Seminary

The daily life in the seminary is focused on prayer and study. Weekdays begin with Mass and morning prayer, followed by breakfast in the dining room. Weekends find both houses coming together for Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary, and Holy Hour. Most classes are held in the morning with afternoons and evenings free for studying, recreation, dinner and evening prayer being prayed in common.

The day is pretty structured, more or less like a typical college schedule, but with morning and evening prayer and Mass thrown in. I like that because it’s helpful to have a routine established. Parish ministry can be all over the place, so having a set pattern for most of the year helps to determine a routine (or as close as you can get to one) out in the parish; at least for prayer if nothing else,” explains Deacon Kyle Tennant

There is ample time to participate in the active intramural sports program, utilize the swimming pool and well-equipped weight room, complete homework assignments, read, socialize or catch up on sleep.

We play all kinds of sports in seminary; a soccer tournament and flag football game in the fall, basketball tournament in the winter, and softball in the spring. It’s great fun and lots of guys participate, but the quality of play…let’s just say it is high competition and low skill. But it’s great for fraternity and we actually do have a number of fine athletes so we enjoy ourselves quite a bit,” says Deacon Kyle Tennant

Monday-Friday

6:45 – Morning Prayer and Holy Mass
8:00 – Breakfast
8:30-11:20 – Classes
11:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-4:00 – Classes (Except Thursday)
1:00-4:00 – Apostolic Works (Thursday)
4:45 – Holy Hour
5:45 – Evening Prayer
6:10 – Dinner
7:00-9:00 – Study Hours (College Seminarians)
7:00-8:00 – Formation Conferences (Pre-Theology and Theology Seminarians)

Saturday

9:30 – Mass
10:00-11:00 – Chores
Remainder of day is free for study, prayer, personal activities…

Sunday

8:45 – Holy Hour
9:45 – Morning Prayer
10:15 – Mass
Brunch following Mass
Remainder of day free for study, prayer, personal activities…