Hilltop Gatherings and Events

Although pandemic restrictions are lifting, event planners nationwide still hesitate to schedule large-group gatherings. Because the annual Saint Benedict Festival, the Abbey Bach Festival, and the Seminary Benefit Dinner bring together close to 1,000 people, for this year, we have decided that it’s too risky to go forward with them as in-person events.

This past year we presented virtual events, and they were very well received; hundreds of our local friends participated in them. However, we were thrilled to learn that thousands of more people from around the country also tuned in.

For this year, we look forward to again present the Saint Benedict Festival and the Abbey Bach Festival as new, unique online events. Our Christian in the World lecture series will be in the fall months, with the details still being worked out. In spring 2022, we anticipate the return of the Abbot’s Appreciation Mass and Brunch on the Hilltop as well as a new online Hilltop event to premiere in early May.

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Saint Benedict Festival

Sunday, July 9, 2022
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Abbey Bach Festival

July 27, 28, 29 of 2022
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Seminary Benefit Dinner 2021

Given the ongoing concerns of the pandemic and large crowds, we will not hold large in-person events this coming year. We realize how disappointing to many of those who have come to count on the Seminary Benefit Dinners in Portland and Eugene as time to deepen their faith and hope in the future of our church. But please know, we want to remain united with you in prayer and invite your continued prayerful and financial support for all the men currently preparing for the priesthood at Mount Angel Seminary.