School Year 2019-2020 Working Calendar

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Regular Spiritual Activities

Mornings:

  • 8:00 a.m. Sunday = Mass in English
  • 6:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday = Mass in Italian with Laudes
  • 7:00 a.m. Tuesday = Laudes (Mass 6:45 p.m.)
  • 7:30 a.m. Saturday = Mass in Italian (also 7:30 a.m. on weekdays during breaks and final days of exams)

Evenings:

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

Other Regular Activities

  • First Wednesdays = Council of Co-Responsibles’ meeting (called by the Coordinator as needed, preferably on the days indicated below)
  • Second Tuesdays = Priests’ Assembly (called by the Coordinator as needed, preferably on the days indicated below)
  • Last Fridays = celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries for the month
  • Monthly Presbyterium Day (determined by batch)
  • Academic Conference (at least once a semester, usually on a Thursday 8:15 p.m. so that Filipino Community members could attend)

Activities by Date

  • Lead Commissions when indicated, assisted by others as needed: Worship [WC], Education [EC], Socials [SC], Temporalities [TC], Pastoral [PC]
  • * Extraordinary activities start with an asterisk.
OCTOBER 2019
OCT 3 Thu – OCT 6 SunAnnual Community Retreat at Domus Aureea, Rome; with Mass of the Holy Spirit
OCT 7 MonPCF Foundation Day Dinner and Tribute to OP Sisters (Our Lady of the Rosary) [SC]
OCT 7 MonFirst Semester Classes Begin
[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: please turn in soiled clothes (separate light from dark) starting Sunday up to Monday 3:00 p.m.
[reminder]Commissions:ask Rector for relevant student lists for Masses, anniversaries, etc. Also make sure all are in Messenger groups.
OCT 16 Wed6:45 a.m. Community Picture Taking with Card. Tagle [SC], [TC]
OCT 16 Wed Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: determine number of members per Commission, post sign up sheet
OCT 17 ThuDinner: Sophomores’ Treat to the Freshmen
OCT 18 Fri Monthly Recollection [WC]
OCT 20 SunSentro Filippino Family Day and Barrio Fiesta
OCT 22 Tue Priests’ Assembly: consolidate Commissions, assign sub-tasks to members
OCT 23 WedLunch with Benefactors
NOVEMBER
NOV 1 Fri PCF Community Day Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, 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 6 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ meeting
NOV 12 TuePriests’ Assembly
NOV 14 Thu* ASAP dinner at PCF
NOV 16 Sat* ASAP Concert in Rome
NOV 22 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]
DECEMBER
(any day)First Years set up Christmas decors, with the help of the community
DEC 4 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting (no Priests’ Assembly December)
DEC 9 MonImmaculate Conception celebration at PCF (though traditionally, Community Mass is at the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica) [WC]
DEC 10 TueChristmas Party (scheduled early as some leave early) instead of Priests’ Assembly [SC]
DEC 13 FriAdvent Recollection (scheduled early as some leave early) [WC]
DEC 21 SatChristmas Vacation starts (check exact date with your University)
DEC 24 TueChristmas Eve Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m. [WC] and celebration [SC]
DEC 31 TueSolemnity of Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m. [WC] and New Year’s Eve celebration [SC]
JANUARY 2020
[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 7 TueClasses resume (check exact date with your University)
JAN 8 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
JAN 14 TuePriests’ Assembly
JAN 17 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]
(check when)Second Semester Enrollment
JAN 20 Mon or JAN 27 Mon UNTIL FEB 7 Sat or FEB 15 FriFirst Semester Exam Period (check exact dates with your University)
FEBRUARY
FEB 15 SatWinter Outing (fun) [SC]
FEB 17 MonSecond Semester Classes begin (check exact date with your University).
FEB 19 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
FEB 21 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]
FEB 25 TuePriests’ Assembly: remind summer plans, Annual Retreat
FEB 26 WedAsh Wednesday [WC]
MARCH
MAR 4 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: plan Collegio Day
MAR 8 SunLenten Recollection facilitated by PCF, open to all Filipino Communities; invite to meeting for Collegio Day planning [PC]
MAR 10 TuePriests’ Assembly: present Collegio Day plans
MAR 12 ThuMeet Filipino Community Leaders to plan Collegio Day [PC]
MAR 20 FriLenten Recollection [WC]
MAR 28 SatCommunity Pilgrimage (prayers) [WC]
APRIL
APR 5 SunPalm Sunday (and Holy Week Activities) [WC]
APR 9 ThuHoly Thursday Mass with Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by special lunch at PCF (please invite friend Priests)
APR 11 SatEaster Vigil Mass at 10:00 p.m. [WC]
APR 12 SunEaster Sunday [WC]
APR 13 MonLunedì dell’Angelo (holiday)
APR 15 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
APR 21 TuePriests’ Assembly
APR 24 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]
APR 29 TueTribute to House Staff and Volunteers [SC]
APR 31 ThuCollegio Day Triduum: 1st day [WC]
MAY
MAY 1 FriCollegio Day Triduum: 2nd day [WC]
MAY 2 SatCollegio Day Triduum: 3rd day [WC]
MAY 3 SunCollegio Day [WC] [EC] [SC] [TC] [PC]
MAY 5 TueCOMELEC Preparatory Meeting
MAY 6 WedCouncil of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting: finalize CCR elections
MAY 12 TuePriests’ Assembly: finalize CCR elections
MAY 13 WedDay 1: Nominations (a.m.) and Elections (p.m.) of Council of Co-Responsibles’ Coordinator, Vice-Coordinator, Secretary and Treasurer
MAY 14 Thu Day 2: Nominations (a.m.) and Elections (p.m.) of Council of Co-Responsibles’ Commission Heads
MAY 15 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]
MAY 19 TueCommunity Mass and Induction of New Officers [WC]
MAY 20 WedNew Council of Co-Responsibles’ Meeting
MAY 26 TuePamana Night [SC]
JUNE
Second Semester Exam Period (check exact dates with your University)
JUN 19 FriMonthly Recollection [WC]

TIPS:

  • 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.

IN PREPARATION FOR FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

  • 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: October 1 Thu (after breakfast) to Oct 4 Sun (after breakfast) *
  • Classes begin: October 5 Mon (check exact date with your University)

* 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/knowledge-base/sep-oct-retreat/.