Archive for April 21, 2008

Pre-T chapels blessing

Pre-Theology Night Prayer @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLPre-Theology Night Prayer @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLOur off-campus Pre-Theology homes were finally ready to have their individual chapels blessed.  Each of the 2 homes have room designated as an adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament exposed (not yet … that’s Saturday morning Mass in our back yards).  We have a red candle holder, holy water font, alter and tabernacle in each, so far. 

Us 12 Pre-Theologian seminarians had Night Prayer together and then blessed each chapel seperately (with some book delays).  — Beautiful.

Pre-T chapel tabernacle @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-T chapel tabernacle @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-T chapel tabernacle @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

apostalic work @ St Kevin

apostalic work at nursing homeSince all new seminarians this year will be assigned “apostalic work” next year, we’re observing other fellow seminarians in different current assignments for the last few Mondays of the semester.  Today, a small group of us visited a residential nursing home with 5 elderly women residents.  They were very cheerful and social with us.  Since they spoke Spanish, we didn’t know everything being said, but we all knew what was going on.  Some Scripture, prayer, sharing and lots of joy.  — the Lord’s humor is contagious

next year’s schedule

Today, I registered for classes next semester, starting August 25th (if I pass my end-of-semester evaluation next week, God willing).  Other guys say it’s a pretty hard schedule next semester …

On Mon/Wed/Fri, I’ll have Fundamental Ethics (Fr Vallee), Social Ethics (Dr Santos), and Metaphysics (Dr Solis).

On Tues/Thurs, I’ll have Pre-Theology Seminary (Fr Santos) and World Religion & Literature (Fr Joseph).

Here is the TENTATIVE SJV COLLEGE SCHEDULE for next year:

August 07 — New Men Arrive
August 21 — Returning Students Arrive (–that’s me)
August 24 — 11am Mass of the Holy Spirit / Dean’s Award Dinner
August 25 — Classes Begin

September 19-20 — Day of Recollection
September 27 — Parent Day

October 06-10 — Mid-Semester Exams
October 07 — Solemn Mass, Archdiocesen Golden Jubilee (Bank Atlantic Center)
October 10-17 — Mid-Semester Break
October 18-19 — Day of Recollection
October 20 — Classes Resume

November 07-09 — Vocation Awareness Weekend
November 10 — No Class
November 26-30 — Thanksgiving Break

December 01 — Classes Resume
December 05 — Pre-Christmas Mass & Dinner
December 08-12 — Final Exam Week
December 12 — Gaudeamus (of new guys)
December 13 to January 4 — Christmas Break

January 05 — Spring Classes Begin
January 19 — Martin Luther King Day / No Class

February 16 — Mid-Semester Exams
February 20-26 — Mid-Semester Break
February 26 to March 01 — Retreat

March 02 — Classes Resume
March 13-15 — Vocation Awareness Weekend
March 16 — No Class
March 20 — Fides et Ratio Conference

April 03-13 — Holy Week Break
April 14 — Classes Resume
April 16 — Humanities Projects Presentations
April 17 — Senior Interviews @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary (–that me)
April 23-24 — Senior Projects Presentations
April 25 — Diaconate Ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary
April 27 to May 01 — Final Exam Week

May 05 — Gaudeamus (on graduates)
May 06 — Graduation