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Mass Schedule

 "If anyone wishes to pray, let them simply go in and pray with tears and full attention of heart."  

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53:1

As a natural expression of our Catholic and Benedictine identity, Saint Anselm College offers various opportunities for daily prayer and reflection. The Abbey Church is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. All members of the college community are encouraged to spend time in reflection and prayer in accordance with their own beliefs.

Celebration of the Eucharist

Summer Schedule (Saturday, May 8 - Tuesday, September 1, 2015)  
During the summer season while the College is out of session, mass is celebrated at 8:30am daily, with the following exceptions.

Begining Saturday, May 8, 2015
Mass daily Sunday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Abbey Church

Sunday, June 7th - Mass is at 10 a.m. Alumni Weekend Mass
Saturday, July 11th - Mass is at 11 a.m. Soemnity of Saint Benedict and Jubilee of Monastic Profession
Thursday, August 27th daily Mass is at 2 p.m. New Student Orientation Family Mass
Sunday, August 30th - Masses are at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Monday, August 31st - daily Mass is at 10 a.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit

The Academic Year Schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 1st

Academic Year Schedule

  • Sundays - 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Weekdays - 5:15 p.m. 
  • Wednesday Night Student Mass - 9 p.m. in lower Lady Chapel
  • Saturday - 11:50 a.m.

Special Masses and exceptions 2015 -2016 Academic Year:

  • Fall break - October 10-13 Mass at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, October 11, Masses at 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Family Weekend - Saturday, October 24 Mass at 4:30 p.m. ; Sunday, October 25th, Masses at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Recess - Thursday November 26 - Saturday November 28th 8:30 a.m. Mass; Sunday November 29th Masses at 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception- Tuesday, December 8, 10 a.m. Mass
  • Saturday, December 20 Christmas Recess begins, and Mass is celebrated daily at 8:30 a.m. until Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Fourth Sunday of Advent - Sunday, December 20, Mass will be at 8:30 a.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY, The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord - Friday, December 25, Mass at 12 Midnight and 11 a.m.
  • The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God - Friday, January 1 New Years Day, Mass at 8:30 a.m.
  • Spring Break - Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, March 6, 2016, Mass is at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, March 6th Masses are at 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Easter Break - TBD

Monastic Liturgy of the Hours

Summer Liturgy of the Hours

Morning Prayer 6 a.m. (Sunday 7:10 a.m.)
Daytime Prayer 12 p.m.
Evening Prayer (Vespers) 5:35 p.m.
(Sunday 5:30 p.m.)
Vigils (Saturday 7:30 p.m.)
Night Prayer (Compline) 7:30 p.m.

Academic Year Liturgy of Hours


  • Morning Prayer 7:10 a.m.
  • Daytime Prayer 8:30 a.m.

Evening Prayer with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 5:30 p.m.

  • Night Prayer 7:30 p.m. (Old Choir Chapel)

Monday through Saturday

  • Morning Prayer 6 a.m.
  • Daytime Prayer 12 p.m.
  • Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m. (Vigil Saturday 7:30 p.m.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday and Wednesday and Friday (only available while College is in session)

  • 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Lower Level)


  • 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (Lower Level)

Or by appointment

The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel to the right of the sanctuary in the Upper Church.

This schedule is for when the College is in session. Liturgies and times are subject to change. For full schedule please call (603) 641-7130.

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