Liturgical Services


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.

Sunday Music

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.

Messes Festives

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.

Sacrement of Reconciliation

From Monday to Friday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs. On Saturday and Sunday between 16:00 and 18:00 hrs (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German). Or by appointment at the deanery 02 217 83 45.

Sacrament of the Sick

At simple request at the deanery 02 217 83 45.


Couples living in the parish who would wish to celebrate their mariage at the cathedral are requested to contact the deanery a year in advance : 02 217 83 45.

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.

Te Deum

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.