The Abbey Church is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. All members of the Saint Anselm College community and the general public are invited to spend time in reflection and prayer.


Prayer Schedule

All services take place in the Saint Anselm Abbey Church unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule A observance begins Tuesday, August 27 for the 2019 Fall Semester.

Exceptions/special events are posted below. Schedule updates are also posted at the entrances to the Abbey Church.

When The College Is In Session (Schedule A)

  • Monday - Friday
    • 6 a.m. - Vigils and Lauds
    • 12 p.m. - Daytime Prayer
    • 5:15 p.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 7:05 p.m. - Vespers
    • 9 p.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist*

    *Wednesdays only. The Mass is celebrated in the Lower Church.

  • Saturday
    • 6 a.m. - Vigils and Lauds
    • 11:50 a.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist with Daytime Prayer
    • 5:35 p.m. - Vespers
    • 7:30 p.m. - Vigils
  • Sunday
    • 7:10 a.m. - Lauds
    • 8:30 a.m. - Daytime Prayer (Terce)
    • 11 a.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 5:30 p.m. - Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 7 p.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 7:30 p.m. - Compline

When The College Is Not In Session (Schedule B)

  • Monday - Friday
    • 6 a.m. - Vigils and Lauds
    • 8:30 a.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 12 p.m. - Daytime Prayer
    • 5:35 p.m. - Vespers
    • 7:05 p.m. - Compline***

    ***During the College's summer & winter recess, Compline is celebrated at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

  • Saturday
    • 6 a.m. - Vigils and Lauds
    • 8:30 a.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 12 p.m. - Daytime Prayer
    • 5:35 p.m. - Vespers
    • 7:30 p.m. - Vigils
  • Sunday
    • 7:10 a.m. - Lauds
    • 8:30 a.m. - Celebration of the Eucharist
    • 12 p.m. - Daytime Prayer
    • 5:30 p.m. - Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 7:05 p.m. - Compline***

    ***During the College's summer recess, Compline is celebrated at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

Special Events/Exceptions - Fall 2019

Schedule A observance begins Tuesday, August 27 for the 2019 Fall Semester.

  • Friday, November 1 - All Saints Day.  Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. only. Vespers is celebrated at 5:35 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 12 - Mass for Deceased Employees of Saint Anselm College.  Mass is celebrated at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23 - Memorial Mass for Thomas A. Melucci, Jr.'88.  Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. only.
  • Thanksgiving Recess - November 27 through December 1
    • Schedule B is observed with the following exceptions:
      • Mass on Thanksgiving Day is celebrated at 11 a.m.
      • Mass on Sunday December 1st is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the Abbey Church and 7 p.m. in the Lady Chapel.