The taking of the cassock and the reception of clerical tonsure will take place on Candlemas Day.
Those seminarians enrolled in the Year of Spirituality will receive the cassock, and those seminarians in the Year of First Philosophy will receive clerical tonsure. The present custom in the Society of St. Pius X is to receive the cassock one year before becoming a cleric.
A Pontifical High Mass at 9:00 AM will be celebrated in which will take place the blessing, distribution, and procession of candles; the reception of the cassock; and the conferal of the clerical tonsure. Please see the bulletin for further details.
Please remember to pray for our seminarians making this important step in their priestly formation, especially by participating in this special novena to Our Lady.
O Lord, grant us priests.
O Lord, grant us holy priests.
O Lord, grant us many holy priests.
O Lord, grant us many holy religious vocations.
O Lord, grant us many holy Catholic families.
V. St. Pius X,
R. Pray for us.