All liturgical services listed here are open to the public and in most cases books are provided so you can follow along. The normal liturgy schedule can be modified on occasion. Please feel free to contact us to confirm times.

Normal Liturgy Schedule

Office Monday to Saturday Sunday & Solemnities
Vigils 5:00 am 5:00 am
Lauds 6:30 am 6:50 am
Mass 9:30 am 10:00 am
Terce End of Mass End of Mass
Sext 1:00 pm 12:15 pm
None 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Vespers 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Compline 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

Solemnities not Occuring on Sunday Celebrated in Petersham

January 1 Mary, Mother of God
February 10 St. Scholastica (Our sisters' patronal feast)
March 19 St. Joseph
March 25 Annunciation
40 days after Easter Ascension
3rd Friday after Pentecost Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 24 Birth of St. John the Baptist
June 29 Sts. Peter and Paul
July 11 St. Benedict
August 15 Assumption of Mary
September 8 Birth of Mary (Our patronal feast)
September 17 Anniversary of the dedication of our church
November 1 All Saints
December 8 Immaculate Conception
December 25 Christmas

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Holy Thursday
5:00 pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper with Eucharistic watch until midnight
Good Friday
5:00 am - Tenebrae (Extended Vigils & Lauds)
9:30 pm - Terce
1:00 pm - Sext
2:00 pm - None
3:00 pm - Passion Service
7:00 pm - Compline
Holy Saturday 5:00 am - Tenebrae (Extended Vigils & Lauds)
9:30 pm - Terce
1:00 pm - Sext
3:00 pm - None
5:00 pm - Vespers
No Compline
9:00 pm - Solemn Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday
8:00 am - Lauds
10:45 am - Terce
11:00 am - Easter Mass with Sext
1:00 pm - None
4:00 pm - Vespers and Benediction
No Compline in the church
Easter Week
At least for the first two days after Easter, there is no Compline in the church

Christmas Liturgy Schedule

December 24
4:30 pm - First Vespers of Christmas
10:00 pm - Vigils of Christmas
December 25
12:00 midnight - Solemn Mass of the Nativity of the Lord
8:00 am - Lauds, followed by the Dawn Mass (a simple Mass without a homily or singing except for the Introit, Gradual, Alleluia and Communion chants)
12:00 pm - Solemn Christmas Day Mass, with Sext
4:00 pm - Second Vespers of Christmas and Benediction
No Compline in the church
December 26-28 6:00 am - Vigils
7:30 am - Lauds
No Compline in the church 26-27th