Events at New Skete

Open House

lady at bake sale

June 06, 2020

Annual Open House in conjunction with the Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival 

E-Collar Workshop

Brother Christopher and Marc Goldberg

June 09 to 13, 2020

Five day workshop for any or dog owner or dog trainer.  Learn from Brother Christopher and Marc Goldberg.


pilgrims at food truck

August 08, 2020

Annual Summer Festival including guest speaker, guided hike, tours, festival food, and more

Blessing of the Animals


October 03, 2020
All and the animals they love are welcome!
Annual celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis

Open House

June 06, 2020

German Shepherd puppies

10 am to 3 pm Chapel Community Bake Sale and Light Lunch Fare
10 am to 4 pm Gift Shops Open

11 am and 1 pm Church Tours

11:30 am to 1 pm Cheesecake Bakery Tours (Nuns' Monastery, 343 Ashgrove Road, Cambridge)
3 pm Dog Training Demonstration
5 pm Vespers - Evening Church Service with Vigil (All are welcome to attend.)

Chapel Community Bake Sale

lady at bake sale

Delicious baked goods baked by members of the chapel community.   Slices of the Nuns' of New Skete Cheesecake.  Light lunch fare.

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

hot air balloons

After the Open House, the Chapel Community moves the bake sale to the Village of Cambridge to take part in the "Taste of Cambridge" block party.  Slices of the Nuns' of New Skete Cheesecake are available.


Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

August 08, 2020

We invite you to be a part of the celebration at the Annual New Skete Pilgrimage.

Tour - Icons of New Skete

Presentation -

Guided Hike
Iconography Demonstration


Iggy's Wicked Good Eats.  Food vending truck, with man holding a tomato.

Festival Food

Festival foods by Iggy's Wicked Good Eats available for purchase.  Chapel Community Bake Sale.  Slices of the Nuns of New Skete Cheesecake for purchase.

Choir in Holy Wisdom Church


AM Festal Matins
Divine Liturgy
PM Vigil with Healing Service

Blessing of the Animals

October 03, 2020


In Celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis.

Arrival begins at 2:00 PM, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the grounds, have a photo taken with one of the brothers and learn about New Skete.  Blessing of the Animals Service is at 3:30 PM.  Light refreshments of the season to follow.

All animals must be on a leash or in a secure pen at all times for the safety of participants and other animals.When not able to bring an animal, bring a photo of the animal or an endangered species in the wild.