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Daily mass on the Camino Portugues

powatm

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Sept 2022
Hello everyone! I am just starting to prep for my camino and wanted to know if there was daily mass available along the central way? Masstimes and other forums are mainly only finding weekday masses in porto, vigo, and tui but I just wanted to double check with pilgrims who have already walked this way. Thank you!!
 
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Jas_LB

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Camino Frances - Aug-Sept 2022
Hello everyone! I am just starting to prep for my camino and wanted to know if there was daily mass available along the central way? Masstimes and other forums are mainly only finding weekday masses in porto, vigo, and tui but I just wanted to double check with pilgrims who have already walked this way. Thank you!!
Hello! It’s a question that I had prior to starting too. :) Long reply below, but thought I would share my experience.

I’m just Day 5 of my Camino Frances, and have been able to get to Mass almost everyday (starting with a 7pm at SJPP). Most of the larger towns have Masses in the evening (7pm or 8pm) for pilgrims.

But not all towns will have them. Sometimes, the priest will be in another town to celebrate Mass, so none in the town you’re in etc. This was helpful: https://oficinadelperegrino.com/en/preparation/mass-on-the-way/

It helps to do research beforehand. And ask the hospitalero at the Albergue for any insights too. For example, it’s Sunday today and there is no evening Mass in Estrella (where I’m staying for the night), but there was a midday Mass at Villatuerta (the town just before Estrella) which I could have gone to. Oh well… but the albergue I’m at tonight is connected to the Capuchins Order and the hospitalero here told me how to get into the choir of their most beautiful old chapel to spend time in prayer. Do research + ask for local knowledge.

And if you’re at a Mass, don’t forget to stick around for the pilgrims’ blessing and have them stamp your pilgrim passport. Some churches give medals or crosses after the blessing, or they have guided tours, and many have beautiful stamps 👍.
 

Jas_LB

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Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances - Aug-Sept 2022
Hello! It’s a question that I had prior to starting too. :) Long reply below, but thought I would share my experience.

I’m just Day 5 of my Camino Frances, and have been able to get to Mass almost everyday (starting with a 7pm at SJPP). Most of the larger towns have Masses in the evening (7pm or 8pm) for pilgrims.

But not all towns will have them. Sometimes, the priest will be in another town to celebrate Mass, so none in the town you’re in etc. This was helpful: https://oficinadelperegrino.com/en/preparation/mass-on-the-way/

It helps to do research beforehand. And ask the hospitalero at the Albergue for any insights too. For example, it’s Sunday today and there is no evening Mass in Estrella (where I’m staying for the night), but there was a midday Mass at Villatuerta (the town just before Estrella) which I could have gone to. Oh well… but the albergue I’m at tonight is connected to the Capuchins Order and the hospitalero here told me how to get into the choir of their most beautiful old chapel to spend time in prayer. Do research + ask for local knowledge.

And if you’re at a Mass, don’t forget to stick around for the pilgrims’ blessing and have them stamp your pilgrim passport. Some churches give medals or crosses after the blessing, or they have guided tours, and many have beautiful stamps 👍.
Oops…, my bad, you asked about the Camino Portuguese
 

powatm

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Time of past OR future Camino
Sept 2022
Oops…, my bad, you asked about the Camino Portuguese
Still great advice, thank you! Glad to know the albergues have folks who will know what the mass times are in that area :) Will do some more research on the biggest towns I can stop in for mass as well. Thanks again!
 

Friend from Barquinha

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None yet; perhaps the Portugese (2021?)
Hello everyone! I am just starting to prep for my camino and wanted to know if there was daily mass available along the central way? Masstimes and other forums are mainly only finding weekday masses in porto, vigo, and tui but I just wanted to double check with pilgrims who have already walked this way. Thank you!!
Once you get outside the major cities, you're unlikely to find mass more than once a week on Sundays: generally around 9 am, in the Portuguese towns and villages. Sometimes a Wednesday or Thursday evening mass, but not to be counted on.
 
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