Regular Devotions

Devotions, while a private form of prayer, nevertheless prepare us in a certain way for the celebration of liturgy. They assist us in finding and internalizing a "sense of God," thus predisposing us to derive greater benefit from the sacraments.

Regular devotions prepare us for the communal celebration of liturgy and help us grow in our relationship with God.


Eucharistic adoration is an expression of faith in the presence of Jesus in the consecrated host. It is associated with partial indulgences, and possibly plenary indulgences if it lasts at least half an hour. Adoration in our basilica usually takes place every Thursday after the evening Mass and concludes with the communal prayer of Compline (approximately 6:40 – 7:15 p.m.). The form of adoration is typically silent and is not accompanied by meditations.

Rosary Prayer

Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – in October, except Sundays, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Church of Our Lady Queen of Angels – held every day at 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Youth Mass

At the beginning and end of the school year (see announcements), there is a youth Mass at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Strahov.

Night Prayer

Night prayer (Compline) during Mass every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

After Mass (Monday – Friday) at the Capuchins.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – always half an hour before Mass at 5:30 p.m. (Sundays also at 9:30 a.m.) or after Mass and by appointment. It is possible to arrange another time.

Capuchins – before Mass on Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 4:50 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 to 8:20 a.m., or after Mass if needed.