2021/2022 ANNUAL CALENDER

2021/2022 ANNUAL CALENDAR

OCTOBER 2021

4 Monday

Memorial- St. Francis of Assisi – Seminary Re-opens for the 2021/2022 Academic Year with the arrival of new Philosophy/Theology one Students (October Devotion is on)

5 Tuesday

Feria– Orientation/Compound cleaning – The Seminary welcomes back the rest of the students for the 2021/2022 Academic/Formation Year – Orientation/Compound cleaning the first year Philosophy /Theology continues

6 Wednesday

Feria/St. Bruno, Priest (Opt. Mem.)-Orientation/Compound cleaning

7 Thursday

Our Lady of the Rosary (Mem.) – Colloquium

8 Friday

Feria – Lectures

9 Saturday

Feria/ Saints Denis, Bishop and his companions, Martyrs/St. John Leonardi, Priest/ BVM Saturday

10 Sunday

28th Sunday of the Year (B) – RECOLLECTION

11 Monday

Feria – Lectures

12 Tuesday

Feria – Lectures

13Wednesday

Feria – Lectures

14 Thursday

Feria/ St. Callistus, Pope, Martyr – Lectures

15 Friday

St. Teresa of Avila V. D. (Mem.)– Lectures

16 Saturday

Feria – St. Hedwig, R & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, V. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

17 Sunday

29th Sunday of the Year (B)

18 Monday

Feast/St. Luke, Evangelist –Lectures,

19 Tuesday

Feria/ SS John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, Pp. & Comp. MM. (Opt. Mem.); St. Paul of the Cross – Lectures

20Wednesday

Feria – Lectures

21 Thursday

Feria – Lectures

22 Friday

St. John Paul II, P. (Mem.) – Lectures Mission/Pastoral Weekend Begins

23 Saturday

Feria / St. John of Capstrano, Priest (Opt. Mem.) / B.V.M. on Saturday Mission/Pastoral Weekend

24 Sunday

30th Sunday of the Year (B) MISSION SUNDAY -Mission/Pastoral Weekend

25 Monday

Feria Lectures

26 Tuesday

Feria Lectures, Repeat Exams for Theology Department (Afternoon)

27 Wednesday

Feria – Lectures, Repeat Exams for Theology Department (Afternoon)

28 Thursday

SS Simon and Jude, APP. (Feast) –Lectures, Repeat Exams for Theology Department (Afternoon) /INAUGURATION EVE

29 Friday

Feria – Lectures, Repeat Exams for Theology Department (Afternoon) /SOLEMN INAUGURATION OF THE ACADEMIC/FORMATION YEAR

30 Saturday

Feria/B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem)

31 Sunday

31st Sunday of the Year (B) (October Devotion ends with Rosary Procession)

NOVEMBER 2021

1 Monday

All Saints (Solemnity) – E. F. D.

2 Tuesday

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) – Lectures; Midday Mass: 12.00 noon; Mass at the Cathedral: 4.00pm

3 Wednesday

Feria/St. Martin de Porres, R. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

4 Thursday

St. Charles Borromeo, B. (Mem.) – Lectures

5 Friday

Feria– Lectures

6 Saturday

All Saints of Africa (Mem.)

7 Sunday

32nd Sunday of the Year (B) – RECOLLECTION

8 Monday

Feria– Lectures

9 Tuesday

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Feast) – Lectures

10Wednesday

St. Leo the Great Pp. & D.– Lectures

11 Thursday

St. Martin of Tours, B. (Mem)–Lectures

12 Friday

St. Josaphat, B.M. (Mem.)– Lectures – YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH

13 Saturday

YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH – VOTIVE MASS OF ST. JOSEPH

14 Sunday

33rd Sunday of the Year (B)

15 Monday

Feria/ St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor – Lectures

16 Tuesday

Feria/ St. Margaret of Scotland/ St. Gertrude, V. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

17Wednesday

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, R. (Mem) – Lectures

18 Thursday

Feria/Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter & Paul, App (Opt. Mem)- Lectures

19 Friday

Feria– Lectures

20 Saturday

Feria/ B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.) – SILVER JUBILEE OF THE RECTOR

21 Sunday

34th Sunday of the Year (B)/Solemnity of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe (E.F.D)

22 Monday

St. Cecilia,V.M.(Mem.) -Lectures

23 Tuesday

Feria/ St. Clement I, Pp. M. / St. Columban, Abbot (opt. Mem.) – Lectures

24Wednesday

St. Andrew Dung-Lac, P. & Comp., MM. (Mem.) – Lectures

25 Thursday

Feria/ – St. Catherine of Alexandria, V.M. (Opt. Mem) Lectures

26 Friday

Feria – CULTURAL WEEKEND BEGINS

27 Saturday

Feria/ B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.), Vespers 1 of 1st Sunday of Advent, CULTURAL WEEKEND

SEASON OF ADVENT

28 Sunday

1st Sunday of Advent (C) CULTURAL WEEKEND ENDS

29 Monday

Weekday of Advent – Lectures

30 Tuesday

St. Andrew, Ap. (Feast) – Lectures

DECEMBER 2021

1 Wednesday

Weekday of Advent/ Lectures

2 Thursday

Weekday of Advent/Lectures

3 Friday

St. Francis Xavier, P. (Mem) – Lectures

4 Saturday

Weekday of Advent/ St. John Damascene, P. & D. (Opt. Mem.) – YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH: ENUGU DIOCESAN CELEBRATION/GRAND FINALE AT ST. THERESA’S PARISH, OZALLA @ 10: AM

5 Sunday

2nd Sunday of Advent (C)

6 Monday

Weekday of Advent/ St. Nicholas, B. (Opt. Mem.) – Lectures

7 Tuesday

St. Ambrose B. D. (Mem) – Lectures

8 Wednesday

The Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. (Solemnity) E.F.D.

9 Thursday

Weekday of Advent/ St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (Opt. Mem.) – Lectures

10 Friday

Weekday of AdventLectures End, Christmas Retreat Begins

11 Saturday

Weekday of Advent/ St Damasus 1 Pp (Opt. Mem.)- Retreat

12 Sunday

3rd Sunday of Advent (GAUDETE) (C) Retreat

13 Monday

St. Lucy, V. M. (Mem.)- Retreat

14 Tuesday

St. John of the Cross, P. D. (Mem) –Retreat

15 Wednesday

Weekday of AdventChristmas Retreat Ends (Christmas Party/Performance)

16 Thursday

Weekday of AdventChristmas Break Begins

17 Friday

Weekday of Advent Christmas Break

18 Saturday

Weekday of AdventChristmas Break

19 Sunday

4th Sunday of Advent (C) Christmas Break

20 Monday

Weekday of Advent – Christmas Break

21 Tuesday

Weekday of Advent/St. Peter Canisius, P. D. (Opt. Mem)Christmas Break

22 Wednesday

Weekday of Advent – Christmas break

23 Thursday

Weekday of Advent/ St. John of Kety, P. (Opt. Mem) – Christmas break

24 Friday

Weekday of AdventChristmas Break

25 Saturday

The Nativity of the Lord, Solemnity – Christmas Break

26 Sunday

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Feast)Christmas Break

27 Monday

St. John, Ap. & Evang. (Feast) – Christmas Break

28 Tuesday

The Holy Innocents MM (Feast)Christmas Break

29 Wednesday

Christmas Octave (5th day) – Christmas Break

30 Thursday

Christmas Octave (6th day) – Christmas Break

31 Friday

Christmas Octave (7th day)/ (Commemoration of St. Sylvester I, Pp) – Christmas Break

JANUARY 2022

1 Saturday

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. New Year Day – Christmas Break

2 Sunday

The Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity) – Christmas Break

3 Monday

The Most Holy Name of JesusChristmas Break

4 Tuesday

Tuesday after Epiphany – End of Christmas Break

5 Wednesday

Wednesday after Epiphany – Lectures

6 Thursday

Thursday after Epiphany – Lectures

7 Friday

Friday after Epiphany – St. Raymond of Penyafort, P. (Opt. Mem.) – Lectures

8 Saturday

Saturday after Epiphany

9 Sunday

Baptism of the Lord (Feast)-END OF CHRISTMAS SEASON- RECOLLECTION

10 Monday

Feria – Lectures

11 Tuesday

Feria– Lectures

12 Wednesday

Feria – Lectures

13 Thursday

Feria/ St. Hilary B.D. (Opt. Mem)Lectures

14 Friday

FeriaLectures NAPS WEEKEND BEGINS

15 Saturday

Feria/ B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem) NAPS WEEKEND

16 Sunday

2nd Sunday of the Year (C) NAPS WEEKEND ENDS

17 Monday

St. Anthony, Abbot (Mem.) – Lectures

18 Tuesday

FeriaLectures Prayer for Christian Unity Begins

19 Wednesday

FeriaLectures

20 Thursday

BLESSED CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI (FEAST) – Lectures

21 Friday

St. Agnes, V. M. (Mem) – Lectures

22 Saturday

Feria/ St. Vincent, Deacon, M. /B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.) – (Formators’ Recollection)- Lectures

23 Sunday

3rd Sunday of the Year (C)- Revision

24 Monday

St. Francis de Sales, B. D. –End of Lectures

25 Tuesday

The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle (Feast) – Prayer for Christian Unity Ends– Revision

26 Wednesday

SS. Timothy & Titus, BB. (Feast)–Revision

27 Thursday

Feria/ St. Angela Merici, V. (Opt. Mem)Revision

28 Friday

St. Thomas Aquinas, P. D. (Mem) – Revision

29 Saturday

Feria/B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.) – Revision

30 Sunday

4th Sunday of the Year (C) Revision

31 Monday

St. John Bosco, P. (Mem.) –First Semester Examinations Begin

FEBRUARY 2022

1 Tuesday

FeriaExaminations

2 Wednesday

The Presentation of the Lord (Feast) Examinations

3 Thursday

Feria/ St. Blaise, B.M; St. Ansgar, B. (Opt. Mem) – – Examinations

4 Friday

FeriaExaminations

5 Saturday

St. Agatha, V. & M (Mem) – Examinations

6 Sunday

5th Sunday of the Year (C)

7 Monday

Feria – Examinations

8 Tuesday

Feria/ St. Jerome Emilian, P. St. Josephine Bakhita, V (Opt. Mem)– Examinations

9 Wednesday

Feria – Examinations

10 Thursday

St. Scholastica, V. (Mem)Examinations

11 Friday

Feria/ Our Lady of Lourdes (Opt. Mem.)– Examinations

12 Saturday

Feria/ B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.)– Examinations

13 Sunday

6th Sunday of the Year (C)

14 Monday

SS. Cyril, M. and Methodius, B. – Examinations

15 Tuesday

Feria – Examinations

16 Wednesday

Feria– Examinations

17 Thursday

Feria/ The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order (Opt. Mem.) – Examinations

18 Friday

Feria – Examinations

19 Saturday

Feria/ B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.) – Examinations End

20 Sunday

7th Sunday of the Year (C) E.F. D

21 Monday

Feria/ Peter Damian, B. D. (Opt. Mem.) – Semester Break Begins

22 Tuesday

The Chair of St. Peter, Ap. (Feast) – Break

23 Wednesday

St. Polycarp, B.M. (Mem.) – Break

24 Thursday

Feria –Break

25 Friday

Feria –Break

26 Saturday

Feria/B.V.M. on Saturday (Opt. Mem.)- Break

27 Sunday

8th Sunday of the Year (C) – Break

28 Monday

FeriaEnd of Semester Break

MARCH 2022

1 Tuesday

Feria – Detailed Function/ Compound cleaning

SEASON OF LENT BEGINS

2 Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY (Fast and Abstinence) – Lectures

3 Thursday

Thursday after Ash Wednesday – Lectures

4 Friday

Friday after Ash Wednesday/ St. Casmir (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

5 Saturday

Solemnity of the Re-Dedication of Bigard Chapel –(O.F.D.)

6 Sunday

1stSunday of Lent (C) RECOLLECTION

7 Monday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Perpetua and Felicity, MM (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

8 Tuesday

Weekday of Lent/ St. John of God, R. (Opt. Mem)- Lectures

9 Wednesday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Frances of Rome, R. (Opt. Mem)- Lectures

10 Thursday

Weekday of LentLectures FORMATION WEEKEND BEGINS

11 Friday

Weekday of Lent – Lectures FORMATION WEEKEND

12 Saturday

Weekday of Lent FORMATION WEEKEND

13 Sunday

2ndSunday of Lent (C) – FORMATION WEEKEND ENDS

14 Monday

Weekday of Lent – Lectures

15 Tuesday

Weekday of LentLectures

16 Wednesday

Weekday of LentLectures

17 Thursday

St. Patrick, B. (Secondary Patron of Nigeria) FeastLectures

18 Friday

Weekday of Lent/St. Cyril of Jerusalem, B. D. (Opt.Mem)– Lectures

19 Saturday

St. Joseph, Husband of the B.V.M. (Solemnity) – CONVOCATION ROME

20 Sunday

3rdSunday of Lent (C)

21 Monday

Weekday of LentLectures

22 Tuesday

Weekday of LentLectures

23 Wednesday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, B. (Opt. Mem)Lectures

24 Thursday

Weekday of LentLectures

25 Friday

The Annunciation of the Lord (Solemnity) E.F.D

26 Saturday

Weekday of Lent

27 Sunday

4th Sunday of Lent (C)

28 Monday

Weekday of LentLectures

29 Tuesday

Weekday of LentLectures

30 Wednesday

Weekday of LentLectures

31 Thursday

Weekday of LentLectures

APRIL 2022

1 Friday

Weekday of LentLectures

2 Saturday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Francis of Paola, hermit (Opt. Mem.)

3 Sunday

5th Sunday of Lent (C) RECOLLECTION

4 Monday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Isidore, B. D. (Opt. Mem.)Lectures

5 Tuesday

Weekday of Lent/ St. Vincent Ferrer, P. – Lectures

6 Wednesday

Weekday of Lent – Lectures

7 Thursday

Weekday of Lent/ St. John Baptist de la Salle, P. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

8 Friday

Weekday of Lent – Lectures

9 Saturday

Weekday of Lent

10 Sunday

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY (C)

11 Monday

Monday of Holy Week – Lectures

12 Tuesday

Tuesday of Holy Week – Lectures

13 Wednesday

Wednesday of Holy Week – Lectures

14 Thursday

Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass at the Cathedral/Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

15 Friday

Good Friday (Fast and Abstinence)

16 Saturday

Holy Saturday (Recollection for Formators)/Mass of the Easter Vigil

17 Sunday

EASTER SUNDAY (C) – E.F. D Weekday of EasterEaster Break

18 Monday

Easter Octave – Easter Break begins

19 Tuesday

Easter Octave – Easter Break

20 Wednesday

Easter Octave – Easter Break

21 Thursday

Easter Octave – Easter Break

22 Friday

Easter Octave – Easter Break

23 Saturday

Easter Octave – Easter Break

24 Sunday

2nd Sunday of Easter (C) (Divine Mercy Sunday)

25 Monday

St. Mark, Evang. (Feast) – Easter Break

26 Tuesday

Weekday of EasterBreak

27 Wednesday

Weekday of EasterEnd of Easter Break

28 Thursday

Weekday of Easter/ St. Peter Chanel, P. & St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, P. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

29 Friday

St. Catherine of Siena V., D. (Mem) – Lectures / NFCS WEEKEND BEGINS

30 Saturday

Our Lady, Mother of Africa, (Feast) – NFCS WEEKEND

MAY 2022

1 Sunday

3rd Sunday of Easter (May Devotion Begins) NFCS WEEKEND ENDS

2 Monday

St. Athanasius, B. D., (Mem.) – Lectures

3 Tuesday

SS. Philip & James, App. (Feast) – Lectures

4 Wednesday

Weekday of Easter/St. Anselm, P. D. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

5 Thursday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures

6 Friday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures

7 Saturday

Weekday of Easter

8 Sunday

4th Sunday of Easter (C) Good Shepherd Sunday RECOLLECTION

9 Monday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures

10 Tuesday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures/ BISHOPS/FORMATORS MEETING AT BLESSED TANSI MAJOR SEMINARY, ONITSHA

11 Wednesday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures

12 Thursday

Weekday of Easter/ SS Nereus & Achilleus, MM; St. Pancras, M. (Opt. Mem)– Lectures

13 Friday

Weekday of Easter/ Our Lady of Fatima (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

14 Saturday

St. Matthias, AP (Feast)

15 Sunday

5th Sunday of Easter (C)

16 Monday

Weekday of Easter – Lectures

17 Tuesday

Weekday of EasterLectures

18 Wednesday

Weekday of Easter/ St. John I, Pp. & M. (Opt. Mem) – Lectures

B. A Exams Begin

19 Thursday

Weekday of EasterLectures

20 Friday

Weekday of Easter/ St. Bernadine of Siena, P., (Opt Mem) – Lectures

21 Saturday

Weekday of Easter/ St. Christopher Magallanes, P. & Comp., MM (Opt. Mem.) – Lectures

22 Sunday

6th Sunday of Easter (C)

23 Monday

Weekday of Easter – (End of Lectures For those not taking B.A.)

24 Tuesday

Weekday of EasterRevision

25 Wednesday

St. Bede De Venerable, P & D; St. Gregory VII, Pp & St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, V (Opt. Mem) – Revision

26 Thursday

The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity) (E.F.D) Revision

27 Friday

Feria/St. Augustine of Canterbury, B. (Opt. Mem.) – Revision

28 Saturday

FeriaRevision

29 Sunday

7th Sunday of Easter– Revision

30 Monday

FeriaRevision

31 Tuesday

The Visitation of the B.V.M. (Feast) – (May Devotion Ends with Rosary Procession) – Second Semester Examinations Begin

JUNE 2022

1 Wednesday

St. Justin, M. (Mem) – Examinations

2 Thursday

Feria/ SS Marcellinus & Peter, MM (Opt. Mem) – Examinations

3 Friday

SS Charles Lwanga & Companions, M.M. (Mem) – Examinations

4 Saturday

FeriaExaminations

5 Sunday

PENTECOST SUNDAY (SOLEMNITY) – E.F.D; ORDINARY TIME BEGINS TOMORROW

6 Monday

Mary, Mother of the Church (Memorial)Examinations (B. Phil & B. Th Examinations)

7 Tuesday

Feria – Examinations

8 Wednesday

FeriaExaminations

9 Thursday

Feria/ St. Ephraem, Deacon & D. (Opt. Mem)– Examinations

10 Friday

Feria – Examinations

11 Saturday

St. Barnabas, Ap. (Mem) – Examination

12 Sunday

The Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity)

13 Monday

St. Anthony of Padua, P. D. (Mem) – Examinations

14 Tuesday

FeriaExaminations

15 Wednesday

FeriaExaminations

16 Thursday

FeriaExaminations

17 Friday

FeriaExaminations

18 Saturday

FeriaExaminations End

19 Sunday

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (C) (CORPUS CHRISTI) (E.F.D)

20 Monday

Feria –Annual Retreat Begins

21 Tuesday

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, R. (Mem) Annual Retreat

22 Wednesday

Feria/ St. Paulinus of Nola, B; SS John Fisher, B & Thomas More, MM. (Opt. Mem)Annual Retreat

23 Thursday

Feria– Annual Retreat

24 Friday

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity) – Annual Retreat

25 Saturday

The Birthday of St. John the Baptist (Solemnity) –Annual Retreat

26 Sunday

13th Sunday of the Year (C) Annual Retreat Ends -House Send-Forth (EVENING)

27 Monday

Feria/ St. Cyril of Alexandria – B., D. – Cleaning/ Diocesan Send-Forth

28 Tuesday

St. Irenaeus, B.M. (Mem.)- General Send-Forth/Theatre Night

29 Wednesday

SS. Peter and Paul, APP. (S) – E.F. D

30 Thursday

Feria/ The first Martyrs of the See of Rome (Opt. Mem)– LONG VACATION BEGINS