They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb! (Revelation 19:9) (The Eucharist)
The Eucharist contains all of the Church’s spiritual treasure, that is, Christ Himself, our Passover. […] It is the centre and the summit of all Christian life. […] The liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic liturgy are so closely linked that they form a single act of faith. […] No Christian community can exist without finding its root and its centre in the celebration of the Eucharist. (Second Vatican Council) (Concile Vatican II)
The multitude of believers only had one heart and one soul. (Acts
The community’s prayer has special dignity; didn’t Christ himself say, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. “ […] We must uphold morning and evening services, which are the centre of any Services, as the common prayer of the entire Christian community. We should encourage their public or common celebration. […] That is why it is highly recommended to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours, especially Lauds and Vespers […] with the full, active participation of the people, in particular in the cathedral church. (Ceremonial of Bishops)
8:00 a.m. mass in the choir
9:00 a.m. mass in the choir (Except in July, August and first half of September)
12:00 p.m. mass at the main altar
5:45 p.m. Vespers service broadcast live on KTO-Catholic Television
6:15 p.m. mass at the main altar
The celebration of Sundays and solemnities begins the evening before, in accordance with the old Biblical calendar’s practice of days beginning the prior evening.
5:45 p.m. First Sunday Vespers service
6:30 p.m. Sunday mass at the main altar
Sundays (all services held at the main altar):
8:30 a.m. Mass
9:30 a.m. Lauds service
10:00 a.m. Gregorian mass of the cathedral chapter
11:30 a.m. international mass
12:45 p.m. Mass
5:45 p.m. Vespers service
6:30 p.m. mass usually by the archbishop, broadcast live on KTO-Catholic Television and Radio Notre-Dame
Every Thursday after mass from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Eucharistic Adoration (Except in July, August and first half of September)
First Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent: veneration of the Crown of Thorns and the Relics of the Passion at 3 p.m. On Good Friday, this veneration is held all day long.
To attend services, please take any seat in the nave (or in the choir for 8 and 9 o’clock masses during the week) a few minutes before the service, or 10 to 15 minutes before for Sunday and holiday services. For service times, visit this page or the agenda.
Participation in liturgical celebrations is open to the public and free of charge, it is not necessary and not possible to make a reservation.
All the services are in French, but the 11:30am mass on Sunday is the international Mass whith part of readings and prayers in english. There’s no service only in english at the cathedral.