ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project RENEWED!

action-item-buttonYOU, dear readers, have supplied over 100 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos.  Some thank you notes from seminarians with spiffy new birettas HERE and HERE.

Last night after the Pontifical Mass I was chatting with seminarians and learned to my horror that a few of them have their names on the BIRETTA PROJECT LIST and that they have – O the pathos! – been waiting for some love.  For pity’s sake – HELP THEM!

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. 

DO NOT WRITE TO ME TO ASK FOR A BIRETTA!  (If a seminarian doesn’t get that straight then… how are your grades?!?)


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.  Ask John about that, too!

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. ASPM Sem says:

    As a seminarian who received a biretta from this project, I’d like to give a hearty thank you and shout-out to the donors! I try to remember to pray for the donor of my biretta when I use it.

  2. Colm says:

    Perhaps the “Saturno for Clerics” project could get a post of its own? It might help to get it more coverage. And of course, I’m not saying this because I’m on the list or anything ;)

  3. Colm: I am sure you agree that the Biretta Project is far more important. That’s where we need greater energy. Right?

  4. Colm says:

    Of course, Father. Thanks again for starting this initative!

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