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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

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 B observance for College Winter Break continues through Monday, January 16th.

Schedule A observance for the Spring Semester begins Tuesday, January 17th.

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*

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

*Wednesdays only. The Mass is celebrated in the Lower Church.

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***

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 2017

  • Friday January 20: Blessing of the Hands Ceremony in Abbey Church at 6:30 p.m. Snow date is Friday January 27.
  • Sunday February 5: Masses are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no 7 p.m. Mass
  • Wednesday March 1: Ash Wednesday Masses offered at 12 p.m. (Lower Church), 5 p.m. (Abbey Church), and 9 p.m. (Lower Church)
  • Throughout Lent (exclusive of Spring Break), an additional Mass will be offered Monday through Friday at 12 noon in the Lower Church
  • Thursday March 2: SBA Send-off Mass in Lower Church at 7 p.m.
  • Satruday March 4 through Sunday March 12: College Spring Break. Schedule B observed. Additional Mass at 7 p.m. on Sunday March 12 in the Lower Church
  • Tuesday March 21: Solemnity of the Transitus of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict. Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Vespers celebrated at 5:35 p.m. Compline celebrated at 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday March 25: Alumni Lenten Day of Reflection takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lower Church. More information will be posted separately.
  • Saturday April 8: Saint Anselm College Choir Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the Abbey Church. Vigils is celebrated privately.
  • Wednesday April 12 through Monday April 17: Easter Recess. Holy Week schedule posted separately.
  • Saturday April 22: Nurses Pinning Mass in the Abbey Church at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday April 23: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at 7 p.m. Mass
  • Schedule B observance for College Summer Recess begins Saturday May 13
  • Saturday May 27: Father Stephen Brian Lawson, O.S.B. will be ordained to the priesthood by Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester at 10 a.m. in the Abbey Church
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