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FAQ: Pilgrim Mass in Santiago de Compostela

pilgrim-mass-santiago-caminowaysThe Pilgrim Mass is usually held daily at 12 noon in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, as well as a second pilgrim mass at 19.30pm. Please note 2016 is a Holy Year and the Cathedral generally hosts more than one Pilgrim Mass each day during Holy Years.

The Pilgrim Mass is well attended and pilgrims who wish a seat should arrive early. Priests who wish to con-celebrate at the Pilgrim Mass should go to the sacristy at 11.45 am.

At the beginning of the Pilgrim Mass in Santiago de Compostela a list is read out of the number of pilgrims who have been received in the Pilgrims’ Office in the last 24 hours, where they come from and where they started their pilgrimage.

Other Masses at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Mass times Monday to Friday:

7.30, 8, 9 and 10 at Capilla del Santísimo (chapel)

11 at Capilla de La Corticela (chapel)

12 and 19.30 at the Cathedral’s high altar (Pilgrim Mass)

Mass times on Saturday:

7.30, 8 and 9 at Capilla del Santísimo (chapel)

11 at Capilla de La Corticela (chapel)

10, 12 (Pilgrim Mass), 18 (in Galician) and 19.30 (Pilgrim Mass) at the high altar

Mass times on Sundays and Feast Days:

7.30, 8 and 9 at Capilla del Santísimo (chapel)

11 at Capilla de La Corticela (chapel)

10, 12 (Pilgrim Mass), 13.15, 18 and 19.30 (Pilgrim Mass) at the high altar

For further information and the most up to date schedule for mass in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral: www.catedraldesantiago.es/es/horarios-misas

In addition, there is a Pilgrim Prayer from 1st May to 30th October from Monday to Saturday at 20.30 at the Capilla del Santísimo.

Arranging mass in the Cathedral for a group

Groups arriving in Santiago with a priest may book a chapel in the Cathedral for a private mass.

To do so e-mail the Pilgrims’ Office: info@peregrinossantiago.es or peregrinos@archicompostela.org

*You might also want to read: When to see the Botafumeiro

For more information about the Camino de Santiago or to book your Camino trip, contact our travel specialists

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3 Responses to “FAQ: Pilgrim Mass in Santiago de Compostela”

Lisa

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