Mass and Services



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 (in the Chancel)
08:30 Mass
10:00 Mass
17:00 (Tuesday) Eucharistic Adoration
17:45 Evening Prayer and Office of Readings (in the Chancel)
18:25 Rosary
18:45 Mass


Saturday afternoon and Vigil of Holy Days of obligation (in the nave)

18:45 Mass


Sunday and Holy Days of obligation (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, Eucaristic Blessing, and Procession to the Nicopeia
18:45 Mass


Sacrament of Reconciliation

On weekdays 10am to 12 am and 6.30 pm to the end of the Mass; Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning (except during Vespers and Office of Readings).



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 can ask to celebrate the Mass in a chapel of the Basilica writing to the Sacristy (


Choirs can offer to sing at the Mass on Saturday afternoon (6.45 pm) and at the Mass on Sunday (8.30 am and 6.45 pm) writing to the Sacristy (

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 (, 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 is available to ask for other information.