"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
Summer Schedule (Sunday, May 18 - Tuesday, September 2, 2014)
During the summer season while the College is out of session, mass is celebrated at 8:30am daily.
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.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Monday December 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Recess Schedule Exceptions are as follows:
- Saturday, December 20 Christmas Recess begins, and Mass is celebrated daily at 8:30 a.m. until Sunday, January 11, 2015
- Sunday, December 21 Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass will be at 8:30 a.m.
- Thursday, December 25 CHRISTMAS DAY, The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Mass at 12 Midnight and 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 1 New Years Day, The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Mass at 8:30 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 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 including the Christmas Season and Holy Week, please call (603) 641-7130.