Worship & Prayer

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1

As a Catholic and Dominican College, Providence College encourages its students, faculty, staff, and friends to worship God regularly and so be transformed by his grace. Prayer and the worship of God are essential if we are to fulfill our highest calling: to love God with all our mind, all our heart, and all our strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Students of all faiths are most welcome to participate in the liturgical life of the College.

St. Dominic Chapel

St. Dominic Chapel is the spiritual heart of campus. In addition to the schedule listed below, the chapel is open daily for private prayer. Students can also use their PC IDs to access the chapel after hours.

Sunday: 11:00 AM, 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 AM, 4:30 PM, 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM, 4:30 PM

Sunday: 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM (i.e., 30 minutes before every Mass)
Monday–Thursday: 4:00–4:30 PM, 8:00–9:00 PM
Friday: 4:00–4:30 PM

Eucharistic Adoration
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00–9:00 PM (benediction at 8:45 PM)
Tuesday: 12:00–9:00 PM (benediction at 8:45 PM) *This new extended time on Tuesdays for Eucharistic adoration will begin September 6.

Compline (Night Prayer)
Monday: 9:40 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Priory

St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, the residence of the Dominican friars, is located near the River Avenue gate, next to Harkins Hall. In addition to the schedule listed below, the priory chapel is open daily for private prayer.

Vespers (Evening Prayer): 5:45 PM

Lauds (Morning Prayer): 7:00 AM
Mass: 7:20 AM
Office of Readings and Vespers: 5:30 PM
(On Thursdays the Dominican community prays Vespers during a half hour of Eucharistic adoration beginning at 5:30 PM.)

Mass with Lauds: 8:00 AM

St. Pius V Catholic Church

St. Pius V Catholic Church, a Dominican parish of the Diocese of Providence, is located right next to campus at 240 Eaton Street (behind the PC library). In addition to the schedule listed below, the church is open daily for private prayer.

Weekend Masses
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Daily Mass
Monday–Friday: 12:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Sunday: 9:00–10:00 AM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00–8:00 PM
Saturday: 3:30–4:15 PM

Eucharistic Adoration
Thursday: 12:30–8:00 PM

Monday–Friday: 11:35 AM

Other Places of Prayer on Campus

Grotto of Our Lady of the Rosary, outside St. Dominic Chapel
Stations of the Cross, next to St. Dominic Chapel
Oratory of the Holy Cross, Harkins Hall, 1st floor
St. Catherine of Siena Oratory, St. Catherine of Siena Hall, 1st floor
Dominican Friars Cemetery, next to Moore Hall and McVinney Hall
St. Martin de Porres Statue, between Martin Hall and Phillips Memorial Library

Off-Campus and Interfaith Resources