Prayer & Worship
“Pray without ceasing.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Providence College offers numerous opportunities and locations for worship and prayer each week during the academic year.Explore Places to Pray on Campus
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 a.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m., 4:35 p.m., 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m., 4:35 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (i.e., 30 minutes before every Mass)
Monday–Thursday: 4–4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Friday: 4–4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8–9 p.m. (benediction at 8:45 p.m.)
Tuesday: 12–9 p.m. (benediction at 8:45 p.m.)
Compline (night prayer)
Monday: 9:40 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 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.
Lauds (morning prayer) followed by Mass: 9 a.m.
Vespers (evening prayer): 5:45 p.m.
Lauds followed by Mass: 7 a.m.
Office of Readings and Vespers: 5:30 p.m.
(On Thursdays the Dominican community prays Vespers during a half hour of Eucharistic adoration beginning at 5:30 p.m.)
Mass with Lauds: 8 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.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9–10 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Thursday: 7–8 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30–8 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 11:35 a.m.