Mass and Services

 

Entrance

For prayers, Mass and Services, freely enter by the ‘Porta dei Fiori’ (North-side, Piazzetta ‘dei leoncini’).

 

Opening Times

The Basilica opens for prayers at 8 am each day, and closes at 7.30 pm.

 

Regular Mass and Services Times

Mass and Services are ordinarily celebrated by a canon of the Chapter of St Mark’s, while the Patriarch of Venice celebrates the main solemnities of the liturgical year.

From Monday to Saturday morning (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)

08:00 Morning Prayer and Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce)
08:30 Mass
10:00 Mass
17:00 (Tuesday) Eucharistic Adoration
17:45 Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Office of Readings
18:25 Rosary
18:45 Mass

 

Saturday afternoon and Vigil of Solemnities ‘of precept’ (in the nave)

18:45 Mass

 

Sunday and Solemnities ‘of precept’ (in the nave)

08:30 Mass
10:00 Solemn Mass (sung by the ‘Cappella Marciana’ choir)
12:00 Mass (“Organ Mass”)
17:45 Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Eucaristic Blessing (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)
18:45 Mass

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

On weekdays 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning (except during Vespers and Office of Readings).

 

Concelebrants

You would be very welcome to concelebrate at any public Mass at Basilica di San Marco. Please arrive at the Sacristy at least 10 minutes before the Mass is due to begin. Please be aware that you will be asked to show your ‘celebret’ or letter of recommendation to the Sacristan on entering the Sacristy and this will be needed if you wish to concelebrate at Mass.

 

Pilgrims

Pilgrims can ask to celebrate the Mass in a chapel of the Basilica writing to the Sacristy (sacrestia@procuratoriasanmarco.it).
 

Choirs

Choirs can offer to sing at the Mass of Saturday afternoon (6.45 pm) and at the Mass of Sunday (8.30 am and 6.45 pm) writing to the Sacristy (sacrestia@procuratoriasanmarco.it).
 

Mass and Prayers Information

To request celebrations of the Mass or to ask about Services and prayers in the Basilica, you can write to the Sacristy (sacrestia@procuratoriasanmarco.it), phone (+39 041 2708 333) or come in person, from 7.30 am to 12 pm and from 5.30 pm to 7 pm.

 

General Information

The address info@procuratoriasanmarco.it is available to ask for other information.