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Detailed Duomo Florence Mass schedule - Regular timings & festive celebrations

Attending the Mass at Duomo Florence

Duomo Florence Mass

Where is Duomo Florence Mass held?

Duomo Florence Mass

Duomo Florence Mass schedule

Duomo Florence Mass

Weekdays

Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 6pm (English Mass on Saturdays at 5pm, venue moved to Misericordia on the first Saturday of each month)

Duomo Florence Mass

Weekends

  • Sundays: 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am (Gregorian chant), 12pm, 6pm (Vespers with chants at 5:30pm)

Duomo Florence Mass schedule for celebrations

Christmas Eve - 24 December

  • 5:15pm: First Vespers
  • 6pm: Holy Mass on Christmas Eve (Valid for the fulfillment of the holiday obligation)
  • 4:30pm - 7pm - 9:30pm: Confessions
  • 11pm: Preparatory vigil: Office of Readings
  • 12am: S. Mass (Presided by the Cardinal Archbishop)

Christmas Day - 25 December

  • 10am: Morning praise
  • 10:30am: Holy Mass (Presided by Cardinal Ernest Simoni with papal blessing and plenary indulgence)
  • 5:15pm: Vespers sung
  • 6pm: S. Mass

New Year's Eve - 31 December

  • 4:30pm: Vespers sung and "Te Deum" of thanksgiving (Presided by the Cardinal Archbishop)
  • 6pm: S. Mass

New Year's Day - 1 January

  • 10am: Morning praise
  • 10:30am: Holy Chapter Mass in Gregorian chant
  • 5:15pm: Vespers sung
  • 6pm: Holy Mass (Presided by the Cardinal Archbishop)

Epiphany of the Lord - 6 January

  • 10am: Morning praise
  • 10:30am: Holy Mass (Presided by the Cardinal Archbishop)
  • 5:15pm: Vespers sung
  • 6pm: Holy Mass

Weekday schedule of celebrations

  • 8am: Office of Morning Readings and Lauds
  • 8:30am: Capitular Holy Mass
  • 10am: Santa Mass
  • 6pm: Santa Mass

Festive timetable of celebrations

  • 9am: Santa Mass
  • 10am: Morning praises
  • 10:30am: Chapter Mass (in Gregorian chant)
  • 12pm: Santa Mass
  • 5:15pm: Vespers (in Gregorian chant)
  • 6pm: Holy Mass (with organ)



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Frequently asked questions about Duomo Florence mass schedule

Do I have to pay to attend a Mass at the Duomo Florence?

No, attending Mass at the Florence Cathedral (Duomo) is generally free. However, for access to other monuments in Piazza del Duomo, tickets may be required.

What are Sunday Mass timings at Duomo Florence?

On Sundays, the Florence Cathedral at Duomo hosts Mass at various timings, providing worshippers and visitors with opportunities to participate in the religious service. The Mass schedule typically includes services at 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:30 am (featuring Gregorian chant), 12 pm, and 6:00 pm. Additionally, Vespers with chants are conducted at 5:30 pm, contributing to a spiritual and uplifting experience in the iconic setting of Piazza del Duomo. The faithful and those curious about the religious traditions of Florence can join these Sunday Masses.

Are there Masses throughout the week?

The Florence Cathedral at Duomo holds Mass throughout the week, providing worshippers and visitors with regular opportunities for religious observance. From Mondays to Saturdays, Mass is typically scheduled at various timings, including 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, and 6 pm. This consistent weekday schedule allows individuals to attend Mass on different days and times, accommodating various preferences and availability.

Is there a specific dress code for attending Mass at Duomo Florence?

While there is no strict dress code for Piazza del Duomo itself, it's advisable to dress modestly when visiting religious sites like the Florence Cathedral. Covering shoulders and knees is recommended.

Can I attend Mass in English at Duomo Florence?

Yes, English-speaking visitors and worshippers have the option to attend Mass in English at Duomo Florence. On Saturdays, there is a specifically designated Mass in English at 5:00 pm inside the church. This provides an opportunity for English-speaking individuals to participate in the religious services at the iconic Florence Cathedral, enhancing the inclusivity of the worship experience for international visitors and residents alike.

What Duomo Florence entrance to use for the Mass?

For Mass at Duomo Florence, visitors should use the entrance on the south side. When facing the Duomo, proceed to the right, past the bell tower, all the way to the second entrance near the smaller domes on the side of the large dome. This entrance is specifically designated for worship, providing easy access for those attending Mass at the cathedral. If you still can't find it, just ask one of the staff and they will host you to the Mass.

What is the venue for Mass on Saturdays in English?

On Saturdays, Masses in English are held at 5:00 pm in the church. The venue for Mass is moved to the Misericordia on Piazza Duomo on every first Saturday of the month.

Can visitors participate in choir activities during Mass?

While participation in the choir may be restricted to members, visitors can enjoy the beautiful choral performances during Mass at the Florence Cathedral.

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