Holy Week and Stations of the Cross in Parisian churches

Holy Week and Stations of the Cross at the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur and in Parisian churches

Easter at the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Paris © Thinkstock

The basilica of Sacré-Cœur is situated at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Previously a place of pagan worship, it became Christian after Bishop Denis was martyred in the 3rd Century. The basilica was built between 1875 and 1914 and is now a major religious site in Paris.

Sunday 14 April 2019  - Palm Sunday
  • 10.30am: Blessings of the Palms (other masses at 7am, 6pm and 10pm)
  • 4pm: Vespers

Holy Week

Holy Thursday 18 April 2019
  • 10am: Tenebrae
  • 7pm: Celebration of the Last Supper followed by a vigil at the Altar of Repose
  • 10.30pm: Prayer vigil at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday 19 April 2019

  • 10am: Tenebrae
  • 12.30pm: Stations of the Cross led by Monseigneur Michel Aupetit, Archbishop of Paris
  • 3pm: Nones
  • 7pm: Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday 20 April 2019

  • 10am: Tenebrae
  • 9pm: Easter Vigil 

Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

  • 11am: Solemn Mass presided over by Monseigneur Thibault Verny, Auxiliary Bishop of Paris
  • 4pm: Solemn Vespers

Easter at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral - Masses cancelled

Rosace de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Holy Week

Sunday 14 April 2019 (Palm Sunday)

  • 8.30am: Mass and Blessing of the Palms
  • 10.30am: Blessing of the Palms. Procession and mass of the Passion and Blessing of the Palms outside the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris 
  • 12.30pm: Masses with Blessing of the Palms
  • 4.30pm: Talk for Lent "La mission et l'Eglise, facultatives ?" ('Missions and the Church, are they optional?'), by Father Guillaume de Menthière, Parisian priest and theologian
  • 5.15pm: Time of prayer and presentation and Adoration of the Holy Sacrament
  • 6.30pm: Mass and Blessing of the Palms

Holy Wednesday 17 April 2019 (moved to the Eglise Saint-Sulpice)

  • 6.30pm: Chrism Mass

Holy Thursday 18 April 2019 (moved to the Eglise Saint-Sulpice)

  • 9.00am: Holy Thursday Service

Holy Friday 19 April 2019 (moved to the Eglise Saint-Sulpice)

  • 12.30pm: Stations of the Cross
  • 3pm: Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 20 April 2019 (moved to the Eglise Saint-Sulpice)

  • 9.30pm: Easter Vigil

Sunday 21 April 2019 - Easter Sunday (moved to the Eglise Saint-Eustache)

  • 11.00am: Easter Day Mass
  • 06.00pm: Easter Day Mass

Access to the cathedral is free 

The public can join in religious services. 

It is advisable to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before each service.

List of Stations of the Cross organized during Holy Week in Paris

Eglise Saint Eustache, Paris © Thinkstock

Easter isn’t just about chocolate and Easter egg hunts. It is first and foremost a religious celebration during which prayers, traditional scenes, and acts of faith take place.

Friday 12 April 2019 :

Stations of the Cross in the  Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle area
12pm
Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle (75002)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de l’Arche d’Alliance
12pm
Notre-Dame de l’Arche d’Alliance (75015)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-François de Molitor
12pm
Saint-François de Molitor (75016)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville
12pm
Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville (75019)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Philippe du Roule
12pm
Saint-Philippe du Roule (75008)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Geneviève
12pm
Sainte-Geneviève des Grandes-Carrières (75018)

Stations of the Cross of the Immaculée Conception
12pm
Immaculée Conception (75012)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Passy
12.15pm
Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Passy (75016)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de Grâce de Passy
12.30pm
Notre-Dame de Grâce de Passy (75016)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de Lourdes
12.30pm
Notre-Dame de Lourdes (75020)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts
12.30pm
Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts (75012)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Léon
12.30pm
Saint-Léon (75015)

Stations of the Cross of the area of Butte-aux-Cailles
12.30pm
Sainte-Anne de la Butte-aux-Cailles (75013)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Jacques du Haut-Pas
12.30pm
Saint-Jacques du Haut-Pas (75005)

Stations of the Cross of Cœur-Eucharistique de Jésus
12.45pm
Cœur Eucharistique de Jésus (75020)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de La-Gare (Jeanne d’Arc)
12.45pm
Notre-Dame de La-Gare (75013)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes
12.45pm
Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes (75017)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-François de Sales – rue Brémontier (old church)
12.45pm
Saint-François de Sales (75017)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
12.45pm
Saint-Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (75015)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Médard
12.45pm
Saint-Médard (75005)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Marguerite
12.45pm
Sainte-Marguerite (75011)

Stations of the Cross of La Trinité
12.45pm
Sainte-Trinité (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de Lorette
1pm
Notre-Dame de Lorette (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Michel
1pm
Saint-Michel (75017)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Eugène – Sainte-Cécile
1.15pm
Saint-Eugène – Sainte-Cécile (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame d’Auteuil
3pm
Notre-Dame d’Auteuil (75016)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Ambroise
3pm
Saint-Ambroise (75011)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Esprit
3pm
Saint-Esprit (75012)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Etienne du Mont
3pm
Saint-Etienne du Mont (75005)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Honoré d’Eylau
3pm
Saint-Honoré d’Eylau (75016)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Louis d’Antin
3pm
Saint-Louis d’Antin (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre
4.30pm
Saint-Pierre de Montmartre (75018)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Charles de Monceau
5pm
Saint-Charles de Monceau (75017)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Rita
5pm
Sainte-Trinité (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de la Croix
5.30pm
Notre-Dame de la Croix (75020)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame du Perpétuel-Secours
5.30pm
Notre-Dame du Perpétuel-Secours (75011)

Stations of the Cross of the Buttes-Chaumont area
6pm
Notre-Dame de l’Assomption des Buttes-Chaumont (75019)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de Nazareth
6pm
Notre-Dame de Nazareth (75015)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles
6pm
Sainte-Marie des Batignolles (75017)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame des Foyers
6.15pm
Notre-Dame des Foyers (75019)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Elisabeth
6.30pm
Sainte-Elisabeth (75003)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Joseph-Artisan
7pm
Saint-Joseph-Artisan (75010)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Nicolas des Champs
7pm
Saint-Nicolas des Champs (75009)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Jacques – Saint-Christophe
7.15pm
Saint-Jacques – Saint-Christophe (75019)

Stations of the Cross of Notre-Dame de Clignancourt
vendredi 12 avril à 19h30
Notre-Dame de Clignancourt (75018)

Stations of the Cross of Saint-Joseph des Nations
7.30pm
Saint-Joseph des Nations (75011)

Stations of the Cross of Sainte-Marguerite
7.30
Sainte-Marguerite (75011)

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

Place of worship
Parvis du Sacré-Coeur - 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, 75018

The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmarte, it has one......

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