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 Monday, January 14 for the 2019 Spring 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 - Spring 2019

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Schedule A observance begins Monday, January 14 for the 2019 Spring Semester.

  • Sunday January 13 - Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. (Abbey Church) and 7 p.m. (Lady Chapel)
  • Tuesday January 15 - First Profession of Monastic Vows of Brother Titus & Dunstan. Mass is celebrated at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday January 19 through Monday January 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Schedule B is observed. There is an additional Mass on Sunday January 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lady Chapel.
  • Friday January 25 - Blessing of Hands for Nursing Students at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church. Vespers is celebrated privately.
  • Sunday February 3 - Super Bowl Sunday - Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Compline is celebrated at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church.
  • Saturday March 2 through Sunday March 10 - Saint Anselm College Mid Semester Recess. Schedule B is observed. There is an additional Mass on Sunday March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Lady Chapel.
  • Thursday March 21 - Transitus of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict - Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Vespers is celebrated at 5:35 p.m. Compline is celebrated at 7:05 p.m.
  • Sunday April 14 through Monday April 22 - Holy Week. Schedule is posted separately.
  • Saturday April 27 - Saint Anselm College Pinning Mass for Nurses at 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday May 17 - Saint Anselm College Honors Convocation and Baccalaureate Mass at 3 p.m. This is the only Mass of the day.

 

Schedule B is observed for the Saint Anselm College Summer recess beginning Saturday May 11 through Sunday August 25.