ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

action-item-buttonSometimes the small things really help.

Today I received a note from a seminarian.  He is the recipient of a biretta, bequeathed through our BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT:

I am a seminarian who recently received a biretta from your recent Birettas for Seminarians Project push a month or so ago. I don’t know who donated it to me, and so in their stead I would like to thank you for organizing this and I have thanked John at Leaflet Missal. May God bless you in your priesthood and ministry, and may our Mother Mary protect and watch over you.

It is good to hear back from the men who have benefited from this project.    More thank you’s are HERE.

YOU, dear readers, have supplied over 100 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos.

What is this project and how does this work?

We want to get as many clerics to use birettas (and all that goes with them – fidelity to doctrine, reverent ars celebrandi, good life choices, solid priestly identity, etc.) as possible.

  • Seminarians should 1) discern their hat size and then 2) contact the biretta supplier and get their names on a NEED list.
  • YOU, dear readers, contact the biretta supplier and PAY FOR the birettas which are then distributed.

You remain anonymous to each other.

Seminarians and potential donors…

Contact John in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331. 


If John is away, leave a voicemail with your phone number and he will call you back ASAP.

John keeps track of the names of the seminarians and their hat sizes. My involvement would only get in the way of the process. Don’t write to me.

Let’s encourage these men.

Call John and buy a biretta for a seminarian.  It’s as easy as that.

There is also a SATURNO FOR CLERICS project.

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  1. SpesUnica says:

    Padre, how’s about a ” ’62 Missals for Priests” project? ;)

  2. Colm says:

    Father, is there any update on the progress of the “Saturnos for Clerics” project?

  3. Colm says: update on the progress of the “Saturnos for Clerics”

    I spoke with John at Leaflet and there is some movement. Principally, since saturnos tend to be more expensive, it might be better for people to “pool” and to “share” in the purchase of a saturno. That could work.

    Also, I met a guy in Colorado who is involved with a company that makes hats. I put John in touch with him.

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