Mass of Trust
& Prayer

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Mass of Trust emphasizes silence, prayer, and peace. The songs of the mass come from France, from the Taizé community. Harmonious songs of Taizé are repeated many times, and you can meditate with them in the midst of beautiful tapers and icons. Sermon is replaced by silent reflection, a peaceful moment to seek trust and God's presence. Peace is not just an internal matter, but God's call to build peace around us and to the whole world. The prayers are ecumenical and use ecumenical forms of prayers, masses follow the tradition of the Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome!

Come along to organize events

Many volunteers are helping to organize the masses and prayers and we are glad to welcome new people along. Would you like to sing in the choir or accompany songs with your own instrument? Would you like to lead the prayers yourself or help to build the setting at the church? Check the contact info for different locations.


Helsinki Cathedral

Kirkkokatu 10

Prayers on Mondays at 6pm and mass on the second Friday of each month at 6pm. Crypt is accessible even with wheelchairs, making it easier for people with reduced mobility, the elderly, and toddlers to attend.

When the crypt is reserved for other uses, prayers are held in the chapel. The chapel is locate on the Senate Square (Senaatintori) side of the church, on the right side viewed from square, entrance from the midway of the stairs.

Turku, Cathedral church

Turun Tuomiokirkko

Mass of Trust in Cathedral church once in a month on Sunday at 4pm

Helsinki, Jätkäsaari

Chapel of Good Hope

Mass each month on a Sunday at 12, Länsisatamankatu 26, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki (near trams 8 ja 9 terminus). You can join already at 11 to rehearse the songs. Coffee serving from 11 and after the mass. Assigning service tasks at 11.30. Spiritual practice group at 13.45 - study, discussion and everyday life exercise.

Helsinki, Käpylä Church

Metsolantie 14

Prayers on Wednesdays at 6pm

Helsinki, Mustasaari island

Mustasaaren toimintakeskus

During the summer, prayers on Thursdays at 6:30pm at the Mustasaari Chapel. The ferry from Taivallahti to Mustasaari departs at even hours, and you can catch the ferry at 6pm to make it to the prayer.

Kirkkonummi

Kirkkonummen kirkko, Tallinmäki 1

Jos olet väsynyt paljoihin sanoihin ja haluat rauhallista hiljentymistä, laulaa rukouslauluja, mietiskellä yhdessä ja saada osallistua pyhään ehtolliseen, nämä rukoushetket ovat myös sinua varten. Ennen messua harjoittelemme Taize-lauluja kirkossa alkaen klo 18. Messun jälkeen on iltatee katettu kirkossa.


Format of the prayers

Prayers follow the format recommended by the Taizé community, but a Finnish hymn is included:

Song
Hymn
First reading
Song
Second reading
Silence
Common prayer
Lord's Prayer (ecumenical form)
Song
Benediction
Song

Ecumenical Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.