Calendar

Friday of Lent

In the Ambrosian Rite, the Fridays of Lent are aliturgical days, in which Holy Communion is not celebrated. This peculiarity is a sign of a more deeply-felt participation in the Lord's Passion and of a more intense expectation of the Sunday Eucharist.Alongside the pious exercise of the Via Crucis, community celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and a longer reading of the Word of God are offered.The first Friday of Lent and Good Friday are days of fasting, in addition to abstinence from meat: all adults up to the age of 60 years are required to fast, while all those over the age of 14 are required to abstain from eating meat. 

- at 7.10 Via Crucis
- at 8.00 Morning prayer and Mid-Morning Prayer
- at 11.00 Liturgy of the Word 
- at 12.45 pm Via Crucis
- at 13.10 Liturgy of the Word (at Santa Maria Annunciata)
- at 4.00 pm Exposure of the relic of the Holy Cross for personal worship
- at 5.30 pm Vespers and Lectio on book of Qohelet and blessing with the relic of the Holy Cross

SATURDAY 8 APRIL - Saturday «in Traditione Symboli»
Vigil in Traditione Symboli presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 5.30 pm Blessing of the olive branches and vigil Holy Communion
- at 8.45 pm In Traditione Symboli Vigil with the catechumens and the young people of the diocese presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
The Cathedral opens at 8.00 pm

SUNDAY 9 APRIL - Palm Sunday in the Lord's Passion
Celebrations of the Eucharist 7.10 am - 8.00 am- 9.30 am - 10.30 am- 12.30 pm- 5.30 pm
- at 10.30 am Church of Santa Maria Annunciata in Camposanto Blessing of the olive branches and palms, Procession to the Duomo and Pontifical mass presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 4.00 pm Vespers and Blessing of the Eucharist

FROM MONDAY 10 TO WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL - «Ferie» of the Holy Week
Celebration at 8.30 am is suspended
- at 5.30 pm Vespers and Capitular Eucharist

WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL
- at 7.30 pm MATTHEW PASSION BWV244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
laVerdi Choir and Orchestra
laVerdi Voices Choir
Conductor Rubens Jais

Holy Easter Triduum

THURSDAY 13 APRIL - Missa in Coena Domini
- at 9.15 am Recitation of the Little Hours and Eucharist for the blessing of oils presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 5.30 pm Rite of the Washing of the Feet and Vespertine Eucharist «in the Lord's Supper» presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop

FRIDAY 14 APRIL - In Passione Domini
Day of fasting and abstinence from meat 
- 8.15 am Choral Officiation in the “Weekday” Chapel presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- 3.00 pm Via Crucis
- 5.30 pm Vespertine celebration of the Passion and Deposition of the Lordpresided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop

SATURDAY 15 APRIL - Holy Saturday
Aliturgical day
- 8.15 am Choral Officiation in the “Weekday” Chapel presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- 9.00 pm Easter Vigil on the Holy Night presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop 
The Cathedral opens at 8.00 pm

SUNDAY 16 APRIL - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection
Celebrations of the Eucharist at 7.10 am- 8.00 am - 9.30 am - 11.00 am - 12.30 pm - 5.30 pm
At 11.30 am (at Santa Maria Annunciata)

- at 10.25 am Morning prayers
- at 11.00 am Pontifical Mass presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 4.00 pm Vespers and Blessing of the Eucharist

MONDAY 17 APRIL - Octave of Easter
Eucharistic celebrations at 7.10 am- 8.00 am- 9.30 am -11.00 am - 12.30 pm - 5.30 pm
- at 10.25 am Morning Prayers
- at 11.00 am Capitular Eucharist
- at 4.00 pm Vespers and Blessing of the Eucharist

THURSDAY 20 APRIL
- at 7.00 pm Mass of thanksgiving for volunteers, that have enliven the visit of the Holy Father Francis, presided over by His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop

TUESDAY 25 APRIL AND MONDAY 1 MAY
Eucharistic celebrations at 8.00 am- 8.30 (in Crypt) - 9.30 am - 11.00 am - 5.30 pm

SATURDAY 6 MAY
- at 5.30 pm Vigilar Eucharist and Eucaristia administration of the sacraments of Christian initiation to The Musical Chapel young choristers

SUNDAY 7 MAY - World Day of Prayer for Vocations
- at 3.00 pm Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation presidied over S. Ecc.za mons. Pierantonio Tremolada
Vespers at 4.00 pm are suspended

SATURDAY 13 MAY
On the centenary of the first Apparition, throughout the day there will be the staue of Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima in Duomo 
- at 10.30 am Arrival of the Pilgrim Virgin statue
- at 11.00 am Mass for the sick presidied over S. Ecc.za mons. Mario Delpini Vicar General of the diocese.
- at 3.00  pm Diocesan Meeting of altar boys with the greeting of his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 4.30 pm Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations with religious men and women e
- at 5.30 pm Eucharist presided over by His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 8.00 pm Piazza Duomo, personal stories of young people  and Musical Credo in Gesù nato da Maria, interpreted by the Community Cenacolo
- at 9.30 pm Recite the Rosary aux flambeaux with the presence of his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop

FRIDAY 19 MAY
- at 8.30 pm Piazza Duomo, Diocesan Meeting of Animators of summer Oratory, with the presence of his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop 

SATURDAY 20 MAY
- 10.30 am Piazza Duomo, conclusion of the XXXV Andemm al Domm by Catholic Schools with the presence of his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop
- at 5.30 pm Memorial Mass celebrating the 25th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Giovanni Colombo presided by his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop

SUNDAY 21 MAY
- at 3.00 pm Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation presided by S. Ecc.za mons. Roberto Busti
Vespers at 4.00 pm are suspended

THURSDAY 25 MAY - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Celebrations of the Eucharist at 7.10 am- 8.00 am - 9.30 am - 11.00 am - 12.45 pm - 5.30 pm
At 1.10 pm (at Santa Maria Annunciata)

Celebration at 8.30 am is suspended
- at 5.30 pm Capitulary Eucharist

FROM FRIDAY 26th MAY TO FRIDAY 2nd JUNE
Pentecostal Novena

During weekdays, the Eucharistic celebration at 8.30 is suspended
- at 5.30 pm Capitulary Eucharist and Vespers

FRIDAY 2 JUNE
Celebrations of the Eucharist at 8.00 am - 9.30 am - 11.00 am - 5.30 pm

SATURDAY 3 JUNE
- at 5.30 pm At St. Maria Annunciata Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost
In Duomo, this celebration is suspended.

SATURDAY 3 JUNE at 9.00 pm
Duomo of Milan
CONCERT FOR EUROPE

IX Sinfonia in D minor, for soloists, choir and orchestra Op. 12
by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Theatre of Saint Charles (Naples) Choir and Orchestra
Conductor Zubin Mehta
Free admission subject to availability

SUNDAY 4 JUNE - Celebration of Pentecost
Celebrations of the Eucharist at 7.10 am- 8.00 am - 9.30 am - 11.00 am - 12.30 pm - 5.30 pm
At 11.30 am (at Santa Maria Annunciata)

- at 10.25 am Morning prayers
- 11.00 am Capitulary Eucharist 
- 3.00 pm Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation presided over by mons. Erminio De Scalzi
Vespers at 4.00 pm is suspended