The Abbot’s Reception – A Virtual Celebration
Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The Abbot’s Reception is one of many long-standing traditions at Portsmouth Abbey School. This year promises to be festive and historic.

Although we are unable to gather at the New York Yacht Club, we are able to celebrate together while honoring the School’s commitment to thrive even despite challenging times.

Whether you attend annually or are considering joining us for the first time, we hope to toast to the Christmas season with you!

Program Highlights

Greeting by Headmaster Dan McDonough

"Silent Night," featuring Abbey Musicians

Abbey-Inspired reading of "'Twas the Night before Christmas" narrated by Cliff Hobbins

Christmas Sing-A-Long of "Deck the Halls," performed by Nat King Cole

Blessing by Fr. Michael Brunner, O.S.B.

Festive attire encouraged!

To register, please see reply form below.
Zoom link and password will be provided when registration is complete.

First time joining a zoom event? Click here for a beginner tutorial video.

 If you have any questions please call Carla Kenahan, director of special events at 401-643-1186 or email

The Abbot's Reception Registration 2020