Prayer Times at Santa Rita Abbey
The public is welcome to attend any of our services–Mass or the Divine Office–in the Santa Rita Abbey church.
September 2018 – January 1, 2019 Mass Schedule
Good News! Starting on September 23, 2018, a Franciscan priest will celebrate the Eucharist for us here in our monastic chapel every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Thank you, Fr. Eddie, and thank you to his brother Franciscans of San Xavier Mission who are so generously sharing him with us! On weekdays we will continue to celebrate a simple Scripture and Communion Service at 7:30 a.m. until Fr. Thomas arrives December 15.
October 27-November 3, 2018: Fr. Stephen, a monk of our monastery of New Melleray in Iowa, will be here and will celebrate Mass daily: at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, and on 7:30 a.m. Mon – Sat.
December 15, 2018 – January 1, 2019: Fr. Thomas from our monks’ monastery of Our Lady of New Clairvaux in California will be here as our full-time chaplain from the 3rd Sunday of Advent until the Octave Day (Jan 1) of Christmas. We are very grateful to Abbot Paul Mark and his community for lending him to us for these holy days!
When we have a resident chaplain:
Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
When we do not have a resident chaplain, we celebrate a Scripture and Communion Service Monday through Saturday at 7:30 a.m. On Sundays, we attend Mass at the local parish, St. Theresa’s in Patagonia and Our Lady of the Angels Mission in Sonoita. Please join us in praying for more vocations to the priesthood!
DIVINE OFFICE in the monastic church
3:15 a.m. Vigils
7:00 a.m. Lauds
7:30 a.m. Mass or Scripture & Communion Service
12:00 noon Midday Prayer
5:20 p.m. Vespers
6:00 p.m. Compline
Tierce & Mass begin at 8:00 a.m.
Vespers is at 5:00 p.m.