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 for the 2018 Spring Semester begins Tuesday, January 16th.

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 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 2018

  • Noon Masses will occur every Monday - Friday during Lent in the Lower Church.  The last noon mass will be on the Wednesday of Holy Week (March 28).
  • Thursday, March 1: SBA send-off Mass at 7 p.m. in the Lower Church.
  • Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11: College Spring Recess.  Schedule B observed.  There is no 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday, March 3.  There is a 7 p.m. on Sunday March 11 in the Lower Church.
  • Sunday, March 18: Welcoming of RCIA Candidates and Catechumens at 7 p.m. Mass
  • Wednesday, March 21: Solemnity of the Transitus of Our Holy Father Benedict. Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Vespers is celebrated at 5:35 p.m. Compline is at 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday March 25 through Sunday, April 1: Holy Week.  Schedule posted here.
  • Sunday, April 8: RCIA reception of the Sacraments at 7 p.m. Mass.
  • Saturday, April 14: Saint Anselm College Choir Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m.  Vespers and Vigils are celebrated privately.
  • Saturday, May 19: Saint Anselm College Class of 2018 Academic Convocation at 3 p.m. & Baccalaureate Mass at 4 p.m. This is the only Mass of the Day.  More information can be found here.

 

Schedule B observance begins Saturday, May 12 for College Summer Recess.