Glastonbury Abbey May Events
16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043
TEL:  781-749-2155 ext. 300
Worship Schedule

6:30 a.m.     -   Vigils
7:45 a.m.     -   Lauds
12 noon        -   Mass
5:15 p.m.     -   Vespers
7:45 p.m.     -   Compline
Sunday, as above, except:
9:30 a.m.      -    Mass
12:45 p.m.    -    Midday Prayer


Tuesday, May 3rd: Compline at 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 5th: Ascension Thursday, Mass at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 22nd: Vespers at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day, Lauds at 8:00 a.m.

Closed for Business image
May 15 - 20

The Monks are on retreat; therefore, the Abbey will be closed.  This includes the Bookstore and Grounds.  Sorry, folks!

Glastonbury Abbey
Gift & Book Store
Glastonbury Bookstore
Gift/Book Store Hours
  Monday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
781-749-2155, x. 210

To visit our gift & book store online:   Click Here
Glastonbury Abbey Bookstore
First Communion Program
Glastonbury Abbey Bookstore has a large selection of wonderful First Communion gifts! When you shop here for your First Communion gift needs, ten percent of your First Communion sales are donated back to your parish. A nice variety of First Communion greeting cards and books (see below) are available as well. New! Medals, Crosses, Rosary Bracelets are now available online.
(Please note... Bookstore & Abbey will be closed May 15-20  
for Monk's Private Retreat)  

781-749-2155, x. 210
"Dear Pope Francis"
Dear Pope Francis
"Your First Communion: Meeting Jesus, Your True Joy"
First Communion book 
Pope Francis addresses young people preparing for their First Communion. 
Available online or at our Abbey gift/ bookstore, 16 Hull St, Hingham
781-749-2155, x. 210
K-2nd Grade Summer Bible Camp
Aug 1-5, 2016
Glastonbury Labyrinth
The grounds of Glastonbury Abbey provide a perfect setting for the Abbey Bible Camp. The camp, for children from K - grade 2, offers hands-on nature, music, storytelling and art activities and introduces children to Bible stories and the teachings of Jesus. The goats and on-site bee hives provide added fun. 
Facilitated by teachers Ellie Devine and Dotty Banks,  the camp runs 
M - F from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The cost is $20/day or $90/week. Reservation required: Contact Joan 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or
Fall 2016 Trip with CruiseOne
Prince Edward Island
You are invited to join a "Door-to-Door" 9 day/ 8 night Cruise & Land Tour of Canada & New England, September 23 - October 1, 2016. Take in the sights of the St. Lawrence River to Quebec, then on to Charlottetown, PEI; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Bar Harbor, Maine. For more information or to reserve your place ($350 per person deposit required), please call Diane Bennett at 978-263-2600 or email or contact Pat Murphy on 781-383-6570.

Meet the Author:
Thomas Moore
Thursday, May 12th, at 7:15 PM
Thomas Moore, the former Catholic monk who drew on multiple traditions to help readers deepen their spiritual lives in the 1992 bestseller "Care of the Soul" will speak at the Abbey on May 12th at 7:15 PM. 
Moore is a spiritual innovator whose life work has been helping people find and nurture an everyday spirituality. Besides "Care of the Soul," which was on the NYTimes best-seller list for 44 weeks, Moore has written many other best-selling and award-winning books on religion, spirituality and depth psychology. He has a PhD in religious studies from Syracuse University and is a psychotherapist. 
He will discuss his new book "GOSPEL-The Book of Matthew, A New Translation with Commentary." With brand new language, Moore highlights a powerful call for change. The Gospels are often read as moralistic codes that produce guilt and fear. As a result of this strict perception, the use of these texts has often been limited to a Christian audience. However, the Gospels have a message for anyone interested in enriching their lives.  Moore offers the Gospels as a passport to a way for the future--not a belief system or a church or a religion, but a way of being in the world, open and accepting.
The book is available in our bookstore.  Please call 781-749-2155, x.210 for more information. No reservation needed.  First come, first seated. 
The Nicholas J. Morcone, O.S.B., Center

Last Sunday, thanks to the benevolence of an anonymous donor, the building formerly known as the Abbey Conference Center has been renamed in honor of Fr. Nick and is now called:  the Nicholas J. Morcone, O.S.B., Center! 

Monks doing what they do best, praying,
at the Dedication ceremony.

Abbot Thomas blesses the crowd. 

Fr. Nicholas with his favorite staffers (sorry other staffers!)
Feed the Hungry
Fr Nicholas in kitchen
May 22nd:
Sunday  Supper. Monthly supper for those living alone or in difficult circumstances. No registration required, just come! Abbey Conference Center at 4:30 p.m.

June 5th:
Please bring canned and/or dry goods to 9:30 Mass. We deliver the food to either the Hingham Food Pantry or Wellspring.
Birdwatching at the Abbey 
(weather permitting...)  with Lucy Wightman

May 22nd, after Mass, at 11:00 a.m.

Join novice birder (and Abbey photographer) Lucy in a 2-3 hour tour of Glastonbury Abbey's trails and some surrounding conservation land to learn about the lives of Benedictine birds. No registration required. All welcome!
Advance Notice of a Special Event:
June 1st - 4th

" Monastic Spirituality"
Michael Casey, OCSO, Tarrawarra Abbey, Australia
Fr Michael Casey
Michael Casey will conduct two workshops per day on monastic spirituality: 9:30-11:00 AM and 3:00-4:30 PM. Each session will be different, so come to one, any or all. He has spoken here before and is utterly fascinating! Free-will donation. Call 781-749-2155, x.300 for more info.

Mass Guild 
Spiritual Enrollments
Image of Alter in Abbey Church
Enrollees' names are in the Abbey Church, in a lovely chest under the Eucharistic Shrine. They are included in the Daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, & all the Monks' prayers. 
A beautiful way to share your love and faith!
Mass Guild Cards
  Perpetual Enrollment Padded Folders
Five Year Enrollment Booklets
Annual Enrollment Cards All Occasions
  Custom Printed Enrollments Online
Glastonbury Abbey Mass Guild
16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Call Nicole at 781-749-2155 ext. 342

Our 17th Annual
Golf Tournament & Dinner

Mon., June 6th, at Hatherly Golf Club

Monk Putt
This is the monks' biggest, and only, fundraiser of the year.   Please help if you are able!! We would be eternally grateful :) if you would become a sponsor or donate an item for our auction, or come golf, or just come to the dinner or auction, contact Gillian:  781-749-2155, x.331, or  

And place your bets on the Monks' putting contest (What? Betting at an Abbey?!)