Mass on weekdays and on Sundays
From Monday to Saturday, unless otherwise indicated and except on feast days, mass takes place at 7.15am, 9.30am, 11am and 5.30pm in the Chapel of Our Lady with the exception of the 5.30pm mass on Saturdays which takes place in the Basilica
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am, 11am, 5.30pm in the Basilica
Marian prayer: rosary
Rosary: from Monday to Friday at 4.15pm in the Chapel of Our Lady
Rosary in Tamil language: 1st Saturday of the month at 3.30pm in the crypt
Full rosary (20 mysteries): 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm in the Chapel of Our Lady
On Saturdays, time of prayer at 4pm in the Chapel of Our Lady:
- 1st Saturday of the month: Marian celebration
- 2nd Saturday of the month: for diocesan priestly vocations
- 3rd Saturday of the month: for sick people and their close relatives
- 4th Saturday of the month: for families
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
In the Chapel of Saint Thomas every day from 8am until 6pm.
In the Basilica on Sundays from 6.15pm until 9pm.
Personal silent prayer
Saint Teresa of Avila used to say that mental prayer is “nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us”. Of course, we can experience this in the midst of a crowd, during the liturgical prayer of the Church for example. But, like Jesus who used to isolate himself to pray his Father in secret, each one of us needs moments of silence and a place of solitude facilitating contemplation in order to enter more profoundly into this close sharing with God!
Divine office – Way of the Cross – Prayer evening.
Vespers: on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm in the Basilica, with the choir
Christians are intent on gathering in community to praise the Lord together at different times of the day, especially on Sunday which is the Lord’s day. The two main divine offices proposed by the Church liturgy (except for mass) are the morning praise called “lauds” and the evening one called “vespers”. Through this evening prayer, Christians give thanks to the Lord for everything he has done to them. This is the reason why we sing the “Magnificat”, the Virgin Mary’s hymn of thanksgiving that the Church invites us to sing.