Catholic Cathedral İzmir

Opening hours

for personal prayer and visit

25th febbr.)

Monday to Saturday

(Except Sundays)
3.00 p.m - 5.00 p.m

Next Events

February 26th, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent. We are invited to fast, each according to their ability and health conditions. The celebration of the sacred ashes, here in the Cathedral, at 6:30 pm. The multilingual celebration will be presided over by the Archbishop.

Before the Ash Wednesday Mass from 17:30 to 18:30 Diocesan Priests will be available for Sacrament of Confession to those who would like to join. 

On Ash Wednesday, Fasting rule obliges not to eat more than one meal. Lent requires no meat and is applied every Friday. (The code of Canon Law no: 1430-1439)

► At the entrance, there is a box for offerings with the inscription “Caritas.” During the season of Lent we can put in that box the fruits of our renunciations, to help the poor assisted by the diocesan Caritas.

Every Friday during Lent starting 28 February, there will be Stations of the Cross here in the Cathedral at 6:15 pm, after the celebration of the Holy Mass. You are invited to participate.


“Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

(Matthew 5:17-37)


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There is always Tea, Coffee and Conversation every Sunday after mass to strengthen our faith!!!


Weekly Celebrations


10:00 – Holy Mass (English)

12:00 – Holy Mass (Turkish)

Monday to Saturday:

17:00 – Holy Rosary (Turkish)

17:30 – Holy Mass (Turkish)


18:15 – Eucharistic Adoration

Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God;
and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love.(1John 4:7-8)