BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul:

Hello Fr. Z,

I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have so generously contributed. Thank you, thank you!

Having said that, I have received quite a few phone calls from donors expressing interest in advancing the cause for any seminarian or priest who may be in need a biretta. Not a bad idea, right?

So…I propose that we forge ahead in this endeavor.

Seminarians and priests may call me or e-mail me with their hat size and contact info, and I will provide them with a biretta as donations arrive.

Maybe we can have a small section on the web page about the project with running total?

Mr. John Hastreiter

Phone: 651-209-1951

Sure, we can keep track.

Okay, everyone. John is ready to do all the book keeping.

Your job is to buy birettas.

Seminarians and priests?  Need a biretta and can’t afford one?

Now’s your chance.

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  1. Bea says:

    What wonderful news!
    I’ve forwarded this link to a few priests I know

  2. PhilipNeri says:

    How many (arch)diocesan seminaries allow seminarians to wear birettas? At Notre Dame Seminary, only our candidates can wear clerics, and I’ve never seen any of them wearing birettas. . .

    Fr. Philip Neri, OP

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