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 28 for the 2018 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 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 2018

Schedule A observance begins Tuesday, August 28 for the 2018 Fall Semester

  • Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 - Saint Anselm College Family Weekend. Vigil Mass celebrated on Saturday at 5:30 P.M. First Vespers of Sunday celebrated at 5:35 P.M. in the choir chapel. Sunday Masses are celebrated at 11 A.M. (Upper Church) & at 7 P.M. (Lower Church).
  • Thursday, November 1 - All Saints Day. Mass at 10:30 A.M. This is the only Mass of the Day. Vespers celebrated at 5:35 P.M. Compline celebrated at 7:05 P.M.
  • Tuesday, November 13 - Mass for Deceased Faculty & Staff of Saint Anselm College. Mass is celebrated at 5:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Recess. Schedule B observed.
  • Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day. Daytime Prayer at 8:30 A.M. Mass celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Vespers is celebrated at 5:35 P.M. Compline is celebrated at 7:30 P.M.
  • Sunday, December 16 through Sunday, January 13 - Schedule B observed for College Winter Recess.