Hilltop Events Calendar

We are a busy Hilltop community. Here are our major annual events and upcoming events in 2017. We welcome your presence at Mount Angel Abbey. Plan a visit to the Hilltop today (Calendar updated 2–22–2017).

Major Events

Mount Angel Seminarians Sing in Choir at the Seminary Benefit Dinner

Seminary Benefit Dinners

Help form the next generation of priests for the Catholic Church who study at Mount Angel Seminary.

Guests at the 2016 Saint Benedict Festival enjoy a game of bocce with monks

Saint Benedict Festival
Saturday, July 8, 2017

An annual celebration of monastic culture scheduled near the Feast of Saint Benedict, the spiritual father of monks. Join the monastic community for beautiful liturgy and live music.

Attend special tours, try beer — from our own Benedictine Brewery — and fine local wines. Bid on auction items featuring monastic-themed events and enjoy a farm-to-fork picnic lunch. Monks also challenge you to a laid back game of Bocce or Croquet.

46th Annual Abbey Bach Festival
Wednesday, July 26–Friday, July 28, 2017

Established in 1971, the Abbey Bach Festival invites national and international musicians for a three-day classical music celebration. Guests enjoy Vespers with the monks, a picnic supper, and featured performances.

Christian in the World Lecture Series

Spirituality and theology for the laity. The Christian in the World Lecture Series is an integrated program of study, prayer and discussion for Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply. The program seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, and to support lay people in exploring how to live their baptismal vocation in everyday life.

2017 Event Calendar

Silverton Poetry Festival — Feast of Poets

Christian in the World Lecture Series

The Psalms

Dr. Elaine Park

Women's Silent Retreat —Sainted Women about whom you may have never heard

with Fr. Pius X Harding, OSB

Christian in the World Lecture Series

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

Fr. Stephen Clovis

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Special Liturgical Schedule

The Resurrection of the Lord — Easter Sunday

  • Special Liturgical Schedule

Memorial Day

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
Our Lady of Fatima Retreat

Retreat: Loving Jesus with the Pure Heart of Mary:

A Centennial Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima

with Fr. Pius X Harding, OSB & Fr. John Paul Le, OSB

Independence Day

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed

Solemnity of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Special Liturgical Schedule

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Special Liturgical Schedule

Labor Day

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed

Marian Retreat with Dr. Elizabeth Farley

Solemnity of All Saints

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Special Liturgical Schedule

Thanksgiving Day

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed:
    Thursday, November 23–Friday, November 24
  • Special Liturgical Schedule

Advent Retreat with Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Special Liturgical Schedule
Jubilee Nativity Icon by Claude Lane, OSB
Jubilee Nativity Icon
by Claude Lane, OSB

Christmas — The Nativity of the Lord

  • Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed:
    Monday, December 25–Tuesday, December 26
  • Special Liturgical Schedule