Hilltop Events Calendar

We are a busy Hilltop community. Here are our major annual events and upcoming events in 2016. We welcome your presence at Mount Angel Abbey. Come and visit us today.

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.

2016 Event Calendar

Advent Retreat

Mary Brings Forth Our Christmas Gift: A Merciful Savior

Brother Cyril Drnjevic, OSB & Elizabeth Farley, STD

Mary Star of Evangelization Icon by Claude Lane, OSB
Mary, Star of Evangelization Icon
by Claude Lane, OSB

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Special Liturgical Schedule — Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed

Christian in the World Lecture Series

The Year of Divine Mercy: Implication No.2: The Environment

Brother Cyril Drnjevic, OSB

Organist illustration

7th Annual Advent Organ Recital

with Christopher Wicks and friends

Aimée Amend, soprano; Brett Randolph, trumpet; Katherine Couch Parks, cello

Music by composers J.S. Bach, J.A. Reincken and Mr. Wicks himself

Freewill offering accepted

Seminary Examinations — Please pray for our seminarians!

Jubilee Nativity Icon by Claude Lane, OSB
Jubilee Nativity Icon
by Claude Lane, OSB

Christmas — The Nativity of the Lord

  • Christmas Eve
    Saturday, December 24
    Special Liturgical Schedule — Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed
  • Christmas Day
    Sunday, December 25
    Special Liturgical Schedule — Abbey & Seminary Offices Closed