MASS AND OTHER HOURS OF WORSHIP AND PRAYER
 



Prince of Peace Abbey has only one Mass per day.

Sunday Mass begins at 10:30 A.M.

Monday through Saturday, Mass begins at 11 A.M.

The Catholic Church holds that Communion is in the Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharist, as well as in the faith and moral teachings of the Church, because the Church is also the Body of Christ according to the Bible. Eucharistic Communion is the full and final sign and instrument of membership in the Catholic Church. We respectfully ask non-Catholics please not to take Eucharistic Communion.

Out of consideration for those who pray and worship here, please keep a reverent silence inside the monastery church both before and after Mass and all times of prayer.

Being a monastery, Prince of Peace Abbey does not offer the opportunities of parish life, including catechism or faith instruction, Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, and Funeral Rites. For these indispensable benefits, you must inquire at a Catholic parish.



Daily Public Prayer of “The Divine Office”
— also known as “The Work of God” and “The Liturgy of the Hours”

Vigils (“Office of Readings”) 5:30 A.M.

Lauds (“Morning Prayer”) 7 A.M.

Vespers (“Evening Prayer”) 5 P.M.

Saturday after Vespers: Procession and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday after Vespers: Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction

Compline (“Night Prayer”) 8 P.M.


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CHRISTMAS AT PRINCE OF PEACE ABBEY


Our Christmas Midnight Mass (December 24) begins at 12 Midnight.

Our Christmas Day Mass begins at 10:30 A.M. when December 25 falls on a Sunday. When December 25 falls on any other day of the week (that is, Monday through Saturday) our Christmas Day Mass begins at 11 A.M.


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HOLY WEEK AT PRINCE OF PEACE ABBEY
Our daily schedule of worship and prayer in our monastery church remains the same except for the following.



HOLY THURSDAY

No 11 A.M. Mass.

11:45 A.M. The Prayer of the Hour of Sext

4:45 P.M. The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. After Mass: Solemn Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.

No 5 P.M. Vespers.


GOOD FRIDAY

No 11 A.M. Mass.

11:45 A.M. The Prayer of the Hour of Sext.

2:30 P.M. The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion.

No 5 P.M. Vespers.

7 P.M. The Prayer of Compline.


HOLY SATURDAY

No 11 A.M. Mass

11:45 A.M. The Prayer of the Hour of Sext.

No 8 P.M. Compline.

9:30 P.M. The Solemn Easter Vigil Mass: Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Liturgy of the Eucharist.