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 - Summer 2019

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

  • Alumni Reunion Weekend
    • Saturday June 8 - Mass celebrated at 8:30 a.m.
    • Sunday June 9 - Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday June 11 - Reception of the body of Father William Sullivan, O.S.B. at Noon Prayer.  Wake follows until 8 p.m.  Vespers and Compline take place as usual.
  • Wednesday June 12 - Funeral Mass for Father William Sullivan, O.S.B. at 11 a.m. This is the only Mass of the Day.  Daytime Prayer is at 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday June 17 through Thursday June 20 - American-Cassinese General Chapter.  Mass is celebrated at 11:45 a.m each day.
  • Thursday July 11 - Feast of Saint Benedict - Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday July 13 - Monastic Jubilee Celebration - Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m.