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.

Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, there will only be the 11:35 a.m. Mass and 12:00 p.m. confessions, with the exception of Monday, May 16, when there will also be Eucharistic adoration with confession available 7:30–9:00 p.m. Please see the schedule below.

MONDAY, MAY 16 – SATURDAY, MAY 20:

Monday, May 16
Mass: 11:35 a.m.
Confession: 12:00–12:30 p.m., 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Eucharistic adoration: 7:30–9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17 – Friday, May 20
Mass: 11:35 a.m.
Confession: 12:00–12:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Confession: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

After Commencement on May 22, Providence College will be on summer break and there will be no regular Mass or confession in St. Dominic Chapel until the fall semester begins. You’re welcome to attend liturgies at St. Pius V and St. Thomas Aquinas Priory. See their websites or below for the liturgical schedules.

DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR:

Mass
Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 11:35 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:35 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

Confession
Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (i.e., 30 minutes before every Mass)
Monday–Friday: 12:00–12:30 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 8:00–9:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration
Monday–Thursday: 8:00–9:00 p.m. (benediction at 8:45 p.m.)
Tuesday: 5:00–5:40 p.m. (benediction at 5:30 p.m.)

Compline (Night Prayer)
Monday: 9:40 p.m.

Rosary
Tuesday: 9:40 p.m.

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.

Sunday
Vespers (Evening Prayer): 5:45 p.m.

Monday–Friday
Mass with Lauds (Morning Prayer): 7:30 a.m.
Office of Readings and Vespers: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
Mass with Lauds: 8:00 a.m.

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 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

Daily Mass
Monday–Friday: 12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Confession
Sunday: 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30–4:15 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration
Thursday: 12:30–8:00 p.m.

Rosary
Monday–Friday: 11:35 a.m.

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
St. Catherine of Siena Oratory, St. Catherine of Siena Hall, 1st floor
Oratory of the Holy Cross, Harkins Hall, 1st floor
Dominican Friars Cemetery, next to Moore Hall and McVinney Hall

Off-Campus and Interfaith Resources