ACTION ITEM! The “Birettas for Seminarians Project” Continues

action-item-buttonPope Francis wants some “lío”.  “¡Hagan lío!”, right?  I’ve got some “lío” right here.

Some time ago I started a project whereby seminarians could contact the great John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal Co. with their hat size. Meanwhile, you readers get in touch with the same John and you buy a biretta.  John then sends the biretta out.  You remain anonymous to each other.

Thus, the Biretta For Seminarians Project.

I just received a note from John:

I have 23 men on the waiting list for a biretta.

TWENTY-THREE men waiting… waiting… waiting….

YOU, dear readers, have to date supplied 170 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos.  Some thank you notes from seminarians with spiffy new birettas HERE and HERE.

Very often I met seminarians who received your birettas.  They always tell me with big smiles about receiving them.

Seminarians and potential donors…

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

The phone navigation system at Leaflet isn’t great.  Be patient.

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

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

There is also a SATURNO FOR CLERICS Project.  Ask John about that, too!

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Colm says:

    Any update on the Saturnos project? How many are on that waiting list?

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    I know a good young priest in Denver who routinely wears saturno and cassock and even is so clad in his social media photos. NB: Denver has a large number of new vocations and has opened two new parishes in the past year. Now I’m not saying that the saturnos and cassocks are themselves a cause of these good outcomes, but they sure can’t hurt

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