Candidates at Moreau Seminary and undergraduate seminarians at Old College deciding to become Holy Cross priests or brothers may live on Notre Dame’s campus but lead very different lives than the average student. Fr. James Gallagher, director of the Office of Vocations, said Moreau Seminary and Old College give young men the opportunity to experience religious life and determine if it is their calling. “The Moreau Seminary and Old College Undergraduate Seminary are run independently from the University of Notre Dame,” Gallagher said. “They are programs the Congregation of Holy Cross offers to help men consider a vocation as a Holy Cross priest or brother and helps to prepare them for that life and ministry.” The Process Young men without undergraduate degrees reside in Old College, where they live for up to three years while enrolled at either Notre Dame or Holy Cross College, according to the Office of Vocations website. Stephen Barany, an undergraduate in Old College studying philosophy and industrial design at Notre Dame, said seminarians fulfillspecific academic requirements from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “[The USCCB] requirements involve mostly philosophy and some theology,” Barany said. “Beyond that, if it’s possible, we are allowed to major in something else.” According to the Office of Vocations website, men who already have undergraduate degrees enter Moreau Seminary and spend one year as a candidate. Moreau Seminary candidate Walter Pruchnik III said candidates, who are mostly Notre Dame graduates, take the same classes as graduate students in the Masters in Divinity program. They also must meet the same USCCB academic requirements as undergraduate seminarians, he said. “[The candidate program] focuses on academic preparation for the Masters in Divinity Program and growth in … spiritual formation and formation for community life in Holy Cross,” Pruchnik said. Moreau Seminary candidate Brendan Ryan said all of his classes this semester arewith undergraduates. “I’m 26. For some of the undergrads, they probably think it’s a little strange I’m in their classbut I think that makes us a little more well-rounded,” he said. After their candidate year, the seminarians become novices and spend a year of contemplation at a novitiate in Colorado Springs, according to the Office of Vocations website. Brian Ching, a temporarily professed seminarian, said they profess formal vows for the first time after the novitiate year. “After that year in Colorado, you take for the very first time the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience,” he said. “You profess them for one year at a time and renew them for one year at a time for the next three or four years. The purpose of that is to live it but to also have an out if … you decide this isn’t part of your life.” Ching said seminarians then return to Moreau in the professed program and learn about being a priest or brother. Seminary Life Barany said life in Old College is more structured than students’ experiences in otherdorms. “Prayer is more organized and our formation schedule is very organized,” he said. “Consequently, that leads to the rest of our lives essentially having to be organized, as well, whereas the average college student is able to basically come and go as they please.” Residents are required to wake up for 7:10 a.m. morning prayer in the Log Chapel, Barany said. Eucharistic adoration runs until 7:45 a.m. Pruchnik said candidates follow a similar routine. They attend a 7:15 a.m. prayer, daily Mass at 5:05 p.m. and evening prayer, he said. “Morning prayer, Lauds, and evening prayer, Vespers, frame our day and help build a structure of prayer in our lives,” he said. Moreau Seminary and Old College come together for full community events a few times a week, Pruchnik said. “We play basketball here Sunday nights,” Pruchnik said. “About half the guys participate.” The seminarians train for the Mundelein Seminary Shoot Out, a basketball tournament among regional seminaries in late January, Pruchnik said. Ryan said other sports are popular, as well. “We play racquetball a lot here,” Ryan said. The seminarians also gather every Thursday at Moreau Seminary for a meal, attend a larger Mass and host public Lucernarium, an evening prayer service, in the seminary chapel with a social afterward, Pruchnik said. “We have a larger Mass, a fancier dinner,” he said. “It’s a good night to invite guests, faculty from our classes or friends from the community.” The Old Collegians host a public Log Chapel Mass and a social afterward every Tuesday at 9 p.m., Barany said. Role of Notre Dame Community Although Moreau Seminary and Old College are separated from the University, Gallagher said the Notre Dame community plays a large part in seminary life. “What makes our seminary programs unique from stand alone seminaries is that it offers our men an opportunity to study side by side with their peers, who are training for a whole range of other jobs and vocations,” he said. “They are ready and able to understand and interact with the men and women who will be their parishioners as well as their peers in academia.” Pruchnik said going to undergraduate classes sometimes feels like “commuting.” “I’m not staying up ridiculously late anymore hanging out with the guys in the dorm playing video games, but you’re still embedded in the culture at Notre Dame,” he said. “We’re still very much active and involved.” Ryan said he feels some distance from undergraduates is a good thing. “It’s nice to have some separation because we’re not fifth year seniors,” Ryan said. However, Ryan said students should reach out to the seminarians in their classes. “I think some people are afraid to talk to us,” he said. “We’re just normal guys.” read more
Sumner Newscow report â€” The following is the cumulative fall Wellington Middle School sports schedule for 2015: Sat., Oct. 17Pioneer League, Mulvane, 4 Sat. Sept. 198B tourn. @ Campus 6th at Wellington, 4:30 Tues., Sept. 22 WELLINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL SPORTSÂ Â Sat., Sept. 127B [email protected] HaysvilleWellington, 8 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 10Prairie Hills, awayPrairie Hills, awayEl Dorado,home, 3:30 Thurs., Sept. 24El Dorado, awayEl Dorado, away6th at Winfield, 4:30Haysville West, away, 3:30 Tues., Oct. 6 Andover, 4Goddard Invite, 9 Thurs., Oct. 8Winfield, homeWinfield, home Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Mon., Sept. 287th tri at Well. 5/7Winfield, away, 3:30 Mon., Oct. 58th at Haysville West, 7th, tri.,home. Wed., Sept. 16 Goddard, 4 DateFootballVollyball 7/8Cross CountryGirls Tennis Tues., Sept. 15 El Dorado,Â 4 p.m.Pioneer League, Ark City, 9 Thurs., Sept. 17Ark City, homeArk City, homeGoddard Ike, away, 3:30 Mon., Sept. 218th, home, 7th @ Winfield 5/7Ark City, away, 3:30 Goddard, 4Hutchinson Invite, 9 a.m. Tues., Sept. 29 Thurs., Oct. 15Mulvane, homeMulvane, home Tues., Sept. 8 Valley Center, 4 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 1Clearwater, awayClearwater, away6th at Halstead, 3:30Derby, home, 3:30 Tues., Oct. 13 Pioneer League, Wellington, 4 (all 7th/8th at 5/6:30Most games 5/6 Follow us on Twitter. Mon., Sept. 147th at Prarie Hills 5/7Haysville, home, 3:30 Thurs., Sept. 3Haysville, homeHaysville, homePrairie Hills, home, 3:30 read more
The coronavirus has caused many special events to be canceled or postponed, however, one couple did not postpone their special wedding day!Tim and Ashley were scheduled to hold a two-day wedding celebration in Palm Springs, California, on April 4, 2020, with their loved ones but the coronavirus did not make that possible.Instead of postponing the entire event, the couple decided to invite their closest friends and family to their virtual wedding on Zoom.The couple plans to have a celebration in person in Palm Springs with family and friends in March 2021.