From Monday to Friday two masses are celebrated in the Our Lady Chapel at 7.45am and 12.30pm, alternatively in French and Flemish (see opening page).
After the 12.30pm mass, the congregation may continue its prayers in front of the Holy sacrament in the Maes Chapel.
During week-ends, the services are held in the main nave. They are accompanied on the Grenzing Organ and the cantors lead the congregation. See opening page of this site for the language of the service.
At 11.00am, Mass is accompanied by choral music:
– on solemnities by a choir. On Easter Vigil, Pentacost, All Saints and Christmas Midnight Mass, the choir ‘Currende’ is conducted by Erik Van Nevel.
– on normal Sundays by the gregorian choir Voces Desuper.
During the months of July and August the 11.00am mass is accompanied by invited choirs. They sing the ordinary from the classical repertoire as well as a few sacred motets (duration: 1h20). Helen Cassano is in charge of the selection of choirs.
Masses : 11.00 FR – NL
01 / 12 : 1er dimanche de l’Avent
Veillez pour être prêts. (Mt 24, 37-44)
Musiciens : Voces Desuper
Musique : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
08 / 12 : 2ème dimanche de l’Avent
Convertissez-vous, car le royaume des Cieux est tout proche. (Mt 3, 1-12)
Musicien : Alain De Rudder – trompette naturelle.
Musique : Henry Purcell, Georg Frideric Handel
15 /12 : 3ème dimanche de l’Avent
Es-tu celui qui doit venir, ou devons-nous en attendre un autre ? (Mt 11, 2-11)
Musiciens : Voces Desuper
Musique : Josef Rheinberger
22 / 12 : 4ème dimanche de l’Avent
Jésus naîtra de Marie, accordée en mariage à Joseph, fils de David. (Mt 1, 18-24)
Musicien : Marc Grauwels, flûte
Musique : Lowell Liebermann, Joseph Jongen.
The ‘Messes Festives’ take place on Sundays at 12.30pm from November 1st until Epiphany and during Lent and Eastertide. Professional musicians bring five pieces. Professional actors read the biblical readings of the day as well as a chosen literary text. Invited preachers from a variety of catholic spiritual families proclaim the homily (duration : 1h15). Xavier Deprez and his team are in charge of these Masses.
Mass of the Sacred Heart
Each first Friday of the month at 8.00pm. Entrance through the South Transept.
Adoration of the Holy Sacrament
From Monday until Friday from 1pm until 2pm in the Maes Chapel.
Other liturgical Services
Groups who wish to organise a prayer or Eucharist at the cathedral, should contact the deanery well in advance 02 217 83 45.
On July 21st and November 15th (Feast of the Dynasty and Feast of St Albert of Louvain and St Leopold), the Te Deum is sung at the cathedral. Attendance of these services is by invitation only.