Mass Times at Saint Peter’s Basilica

Be sure to check out our full Guide to Catholic Rome.

Saint Peter’s Basilica is an actual parish church with Mass celebrated daily for the local community – and the thousands of visitors who happen to drop by throughout the day.

Papal Masses are held on many Holy Days and some special occasions, but Saint Peter’s has a regular Mass schedule with a regular parish community.

If you’d like to go to confession before or after Mass, reconciliation is available in Saint Peter’s Basilica as well.

Important info to know before you visit Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Daily Mass Times at Saint Peter’s Basilica

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Throughout the morning, you can find Mass being celebrated at one of the many altars in the basilica. Listen for your favorite language, and join in.

7:00 a.m.
Most days you’ll find Mass in the Extraordinary Form. It takes place at 7:15 AM at the Altar of Saint Michael, back in the far right of the church past the confessionals. There’s a guy you’ll need to get through to get back there. Let him know you are there for the EF Mass, and maybe go to confession while you’re back there too!

8:30 a.m.
Mass in Italian in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Adoration begins immediately following the Mass.

9:00 a.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of Saint Joseph.

10:00 a.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of Saint Joseph.

11:00 a.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of Saint Joseph.

12:00 p.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of Saint Joseph.

5:00 p.m.
Mass in Latin at the Altar of the Chair. (My usual.)

Sunday and Holy Day Mass Times at Saint Peter’s Basilica

9:00 a.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of the Chair.

10:30 a.m.
Mass in Latin at the Altar of the Chair.

11:15 a.m.
Mass in Italian in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

12:15 p.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of the Chair.

1:00 p.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of Saint Joseph.

4:00 p.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of the Chair.

5:30 p.m.
Mass in Italian at the Altar of the Chair (usually with Vespers beginning at 5:00 p.m.)

Enter your email address for exclusive content, travel tips, and frequent giveaways.