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School Year 2022-2023 Calendar

Regular Spiritual Activities


  • 6:30 a.m. Monday to Friday = English Mass with Italian Laudes (moved to 7:30 a.m. during breaks and final days of exams)
  • 7:30 a.m. Saturday = English Mass with Italian Laudes
  • 8:00 a.m. Sunday = English Mass


  • 6:30 p.m. daily = all are encouraged to maintain an atmosphere of silence and prayer in PCF
  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday = Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
  • 6:45 p.m. Tuesday = weekly Community Mass (at times in Latin), then cocktails and dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday = Rosary and Vespers in Italian
  • 7:00 p.m. Wednesday = Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Vespers
  • Third Fridays = Monthly Recollection (Friday 6:30 p.m. to Saturday 7:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Confession and Spiritual Direction = personally scheduled

Other Regular Activities

  • First Fridays every month = Council of Co-Responsibles’ meeting (called by the Coordinator as needed)
  • Second Tuesdays every other month = Priests’ Assembly (called by the Coordinator as needed)
  • Monthly Presbyterium Day (determined by batch)
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries are usually celebrated at dinner. The celebrant may sponsor some special food to be cooked by the Collegio kitchen.
  • Academic Conference (at least once a semester, usually on a Thursday 8:15 p.m. so that Filipino Community members could attend; suspended as needed during the Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Refectory Services and Meal schedules (click here)
  • PCF Laundry Services: the drop box is open from Saturday to 3:00 pm Monday. They will be in the laundry boxes or hangers by Wednesday at the earliest. Not allowed: socks, briefs, boxer shorts, dry-cleaning.
  • There is also a laundry room for Priests on the first floor. Clothes you wash yourselves may be brought down for ironing from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Activities by Date

  • Lead Commissions [indicated in brackets], assisted by others as needed: Worship [WC], Education [EC], Socials [SC], Temporalities [TC], Pastoral [PC]
SEP 28 Thu – OCT 2 SunAnnual Community Retreat at Domus Aurea, Fiumicino; with Mass of the Holy Spirit
OCT 3 MonFirst Semester Classes Begin
OCT 7 MonPCF Foundation Day Dinner and feast of OP Sisters (Our Lady of the Rosary) [SC]
OCT 6 ThuCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting (as there would be visitors the next day)
OCT 21 Fri to 22 Sat Monthly Recollection [WC]
OCT 29 SatOptional visit to Sabazia Anguillara
[reminder]Update and follow up the PCF Economus regarding time frames for your board and lodging and University tuition payments (including deadlines to avoid fines), and scholarships and benefactors if any.
[reminder]Laundry notes.
[reminder]Packed lunch sign up.
[reminder] Commissions: ask Rector for relevant student lists for Masses, anniversaries, etc. Also make sure all are in Messenger groups.
[reminder]Each one look for his spiritual director.
NOV 1 TuePCF Community Day Mass at Altare del Coro (St. Peter’s Basilica), Community picture taking sith Card. Tagle at St. Peter’s Square, then Rector’s Day (breakfast, parlor games, lunch, dinner); for Masses with Communities, best is to schedule them between lunch and dinner [WC], [SC]
[reminder]Those who wish to minister in an Italian parish during Christmas, Holy Week and Summer, you may contact the PUSC Chaplain by early November. He knows parish priests, and can gauge your knowledge of Italian if sufficient. (Parish Priests who need student Priests may also contact him.)
NOV 3 ThuCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ meeting
NOV 5 SatUniversity Pilgrimage
NOV 8 TuePriests’ Assembly
NOV 18 Fri to 19 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
NOV 19 SatSolemn Vespers for Christ the King
NOV 20 SunSolemnity of Christ the King and Eucharistic Procession around PCF
NOV 23 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ meeting
NOV 26 SatCommunity Outing to Gubbio, Spello, Umbria and Spoleto
Before Advent First Years set up Christmas decors, with the help of the community
[reminder]No Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting and Priests’ Assembly December
DEC 3 SunFirst Sunday of Advent
DEC 7 WedSolemn Vespers for the Immaculate Conception
DEC 7 WedChristmas Party [SC]
DEC 8 ThuImmaculate Conception Mass at PCF [WC]
DEC 16 Thu to 24 FriSimbang Gabi Masses in Filipino Chaplaincies
DEC 21 WedChristmas Vacation starts (check exact date with your University)
DEC 24 SatChristmas Eve Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m. [WC] and celebration [SC]; see Knowledge Base for information
DEC 25 SunChristmas
DEC 31 SatSolemnity of Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m. [WC] and New Year’s Eve celebration [SC]
[reminder]Renew Tessera Sanitaria, and email a scanned copy of the receipt and the card to the Rector. (See Knowledge Base for information, and for those who have other ways of paying medical bills.)
JAN 1 SunNew Year
JAN 7 SatDinner for a Cause at Corinthian Gardens, Quezon City
JAN 8 MonClasses resume (check exact date with your University)
JAN 20 Fri to 21 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
JAN 27 FriLast day for Second Semester Enrollment (check exact date with your University)
JAN 26 Thu to FEB 10 FriFirst Semester Exam Period (check exact dates with your University)
[reminder]Plan and look for parishes for Holy Week and summer (taking into account the Annual Retreat Thu to Sun before classes October)
FEB 17 Fri? Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
FEB 18 SatWinter Outing (fun) to Gran Sasso [SC]
FEB 20 MonSecond Semester Classes begin (check exact date with your University)
FEB 22 WedAsh Wednesday [WC]
FEB 24 Fri to 25 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
[PENDING]Lenten Recollection facilitated by PCF, open to all Filipino Communities; invite to meeting for Collegio Day planning [PC]
MAR 1 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: plan Collegio Day, evaluation of previous activities
MAR 9 ThuMeet Filipino Community Leaders to plan Collegio Day [PC]
[PENDING]Priests’ Assembly: present Collegio Day plans
MAR 17 Fri to 18 SatLenten Recollection [WC]
MAR 25 SatCommunity Pilgrimage [PENDING PLACE] [WC]
[PENDING]Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
APR 2 SunPalm Sunday (and Holy Week Activities) [WC]; see Knowledge Base for information
APR 6 ThuHoly Thursday Mass – with Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by special lunch at PCF (please invite friend Priests)
APR 8 SatEaster Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m. [WC]; See Knowledge Base for information
APR 9 SunEaster Sunday [WC]
APR 10 MonLunedì dell’Angelo (holiday)
APR 10 Mon to 16 SunEaster Break (optional pilgrimage)
APR 21 Fri to 22 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
APR 29 SatTribute to House Staff and Volunteers on the Feast of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus [SC]
May 4 ThuCollegio Day Triduum: 1st day [WC]
May 5 FriCollegio Day Triduum: 2nd day [WC]
May 6 SatCollegio Day Triduum: 3rd day [WC]
MAY 7 SunCollegio Day [WC] [EC] [SC] [TC] [PC]
[PENDING]COMELEC Preparatory Meeting
[PENDING]Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: finalize CCR elections
[PENDING]Priests’ Assembly: finalize CCR elections
MAY 14 SunDay 1: Nominations (a.m.) and Elections (p.m.) of Council of Co-Responsibles’ Coordinator, Vice-Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer
MAY 15 MonDay 2: Nominations (a.m.) and Elections (p.m.) of Council of Co-Responsibles’ Commission Heads
MAY 19 Fri to 20 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
[PENDING]New Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: Plan Pamana Night, Annual Retreat
MAY 23 Tue?Community Mass and Induction of New Officers [WC]
JUN 1 ThuSecond Semester Exam Period (check exact dates with your University)
JUN 16 Fri to 17 SatMonthly Recollection [WC]
JUN 21 WedPamana Night and Card. Tagle birthday celebration [SC]


  • For Licentiate students: your term papers and other submitted work could eventually form part of your thesina; you might wish to work on topics somewhat aligned with your field of interest whenever possible.
  • For Licentiate students: during the second semester of your penultimate year, you might wish to start looking for a topic and a thesina moderator, and come up with an outline as well as the introductory part. It might be possible to devote some time during summer to gather materials for your thesina, especially if you go the US, in between visits, where public or university libraries are accessible, and where summer pastoral work is at a minimum. This will help you avoid cramming for the thesina (which demands hard work) and other papers during the final year, and give you more time to review for the comprehensive exams on your final semester.


  • Online Enrollment: usually by early or mid-September (check exact dates with your University)
  • Enrollment in Rome : usually starting last week of September (check exact dates with your University)
  • Annual Retreat 2023: Sep 28 Thu (after breakfast) to Oct 1 Sun (after breakfast) *
  • Classes begin: October 2 Mon (check exact date with your University; usually the first Monday after October 1)


* The Annual Retreat is part of any Priests’ on-going formation program. All Collegio Priests are expected to attend the Annual Retreat organized by the Collegio, even if some might have already attended, or plan to attend, other retreats. This is because our retreat underlines points for reflection specific for priestly life as student residents of the Collegio here in Rome. “The student-priests must always make time for their spiritual monthly recollection, and annual retreat, absence from any of which could only be premised on truly grave reason(s)” (Ordinances, I. SPIRITUAL LIFE. 3. Retreat and Recollection). More on the annual retreat at: https://pcfroma.org/kb/09-sep-oct-retreat/.

For those with Italian lessons or Italian exams, classes, program orientation, etc., overlapping with the annual retreat: the PCF Rector writes the institutions concerned regarding our retreat. He explains that:

  • there is no other period during the school year where the Collegio may schedule the retreat (students do pastoral work, review for the exams or have other plans during Christmas, New Year, Holy Week, Easter and summers)
  • other Collegios hold the retreat in other periods and the students also have to skip classes
  • the retreat not only tackles spiritual matters, but also serves as an introduction to life in the Collegio for the incoming school year; and thus the students should attend the whole retreat and not miss any session
  • as per past experiences, the Italian exams may be moved to the Wednesday before the retreat, while class and program orientation organizers excuse the students, as they very well understand the need for the retreat, and they also say that this is a yearly experience they are used to having, as many Collegios have their retreats or other activities on these days.