Information for visitors

How to get here?

The Holy Family Chapel in Verd can be easily located on Google Maps, and it is conveniently accessible by car with turn-by-turn navigation. However, it’s important to note that the chapel is situated behind an automatic ramp that may occasionally be closed by the property owner, even during Mass times. In case you arrive for Mass and find the gate closed, please contact us at +386 41 715 922, and we will assist you in opening the gate. After passing through the gate, proceed straight ahead to the designated parking lot, where you can park for the duration of your visit to the chapel.

To access the chapel, enter the building through the main door and ascend the stairs to the top floor. Continue straight down the corridor until you reach the end, where you’ll make a left turn followed immediately by a right turn. There, you will find the entrance to the chapel. If you have any trouble with finding the entrance to the chapel, feel free to ask the any of the faithful to help you.

Mass duration

The Sunday High Mass begins at 9:00 AM and lasts for approximately 2 hours, and the Sunday afternoon Low Mass starts at 4:00 PM and usually lasts around 1 hour. Weekday masses, for example the Masses on first Fridays and first Saturdays, also tend to have a duration of about 1 hour, although the length may vary if there are additional devotions following the Mass. Note: occasionally Mass may start approximately 15 minutes later than the scheduled time due to a queue for Confessions.


Confessions usually start around 45 minutes before each Mass, and end 10 minutes before Mass starts. Note: if you do not make it to confession before Mass, you can always go into the sacristy after Mass for Confession.


Appropriate attire is required when entering the sacred space as a gesture of respect towards God and those in attendance. For men, it is recommended to refrain from wearing head coverings, while opting for long sleeves and trousers. Similarly, women are encouraged to choose clothing that is modest, with long sleeves and without revealing attire. Ideally, women should wear skirts that extend beyond the knees. Additionally, it is customary for women to cover their heads with a veil, scarf, or hat. The chapel provides a variety of veils that women and girls can borrow for Mass.

Your first time at the Traditional Latin Mass?

Responding to the priest

During the Novus Ordo Mass, it is customary for the faithful to respond to the priest using the vernacular language. However, in the Traditional Latin Mass, the servers are the ones who actively respond to the priest in Latin, while the faithful have the option to participate silently.

Reception of Holy Communion

During the traditional Latin Mass, Holy Communion is administered to the faithful only kneeling and on the tongue. In order to receive Holy Communion worthily, it is important to be in a state of sanctifying grace and adhere to the Eucharistic fast, as stipulated by Pius XII, which means that it is necessary to fast for at least 3 hours prior to receiving Holy Communion. It's worth noting that drinking water does not break the fast. However, if an individual is ill, they or the priest may consume other beverages, not restricted solely to water. In situations of grave danger, the Eucharistic fast is not obligatory. Pregnant women are exempt from the fasting requirement.

Following along the Mass

When participating in the Traditional Latin Mass, having a missal or booklet with translations and explanations can greatly assist in following the prayers and readings. In our chapels, you will find various booklets available in the pews to help you in this regard. It is also beneficial to pay attention to the actions of the priest and servers. However, especially if it is your first time, try not to become overly preoccupied with following the booklet, but rather focus on immersing yourself in the profound beauty and reverence of the liturgy. Allow the sights, sounds, and moments of silence to deeply enrich your spiritual experience.

Do you have any more questions?

Do you have any more questions about Mass and Sacraments at our chapels? Feel free to get in touch!