Mass and Services


On Sunday 3 October 2021 Evening Prayer will be at 5 pm
presided over by the Patriarch
to bless the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.


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


Opening Times (from the Porta dei Fiori)

The Basilica opens at 8 am, closing at 7.30 pm.


Regular Mass and Services Times

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

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, on weekdays are available only about 35 seats.

08:00 Morning Prayer and Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce)
08:30 Mass
10:00 Mass
17:00 (Tuesday) Eucharistic Adoration
17:55 Evening Prayer and Office of Readings
18:20 Rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin
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 and Benediction (at the Altar of the Nicopeia)
18:25 Rosary
18:45 Mass



On weekdays 5 pm to 7 pm, 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 Archdeacon (

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we currently cannot guest pilgrimages asking to celebrate the Mass. Pilgrims can join the scheduled Mass, and their priests can concelebrate.



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 Archdeacon (

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, we currently cannot guest choirs.


Contact us

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. The address is available to ask for other information.