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 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 Semester 2020

Schedule A observance begins Monday, January 13 for the 2020 Spring Semester.

  • Ash Wednesday - February 26
    • Masses are celebrated at 12 Noon (Lady Chapel), 5 pm (Abbey Church), and 9pm (Lady Chapel)
  •  The Lenten Season
    • In addition to our regular prayer schedule, additional Masses will be celebrated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12 noon in the Lady Chapel.  These masses are not celebrated during the College's mid-semester recess.
  • Mid-Semester Recess - Saturday, February 29 through Sunday, March 8
    • Schedule B is observed during this time with the following exceptions
      • Mass on Friday March 6 is celebrated at 7:30 am
      • An additional Mass is celebrated at 7 pm on Sunday March 8 in the Lady Chapel