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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 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 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

During the summer season while the College is out of session, mass is celebrated at 8:30am daily.

Academic Year Schedule (beginning Sunday, September 1, 2014)

  • Sundays  -  11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays   -   5:15 p.m. 
  • Wednesday Night Student Mass - 9:00 p.m. in lower Lady Chapel
  • Saturday   -  11:50 a.m.

Monastic Liturgy of the 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 6:00 a.m.
  • Daytime Prayer 12:00 p.m.
  • Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m. (Vigil Saturday 7:30 p.m.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday and Wednesday and Friday

  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 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 including Holy Week, please call (603) 641-7130.