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Catholic Churches in Moscow, Russian Federation

Although 70 years of Communism did much to suppress the Roman Catholic faith in what was the Soviet Union, some churches did survive. Much tension still remains, however, between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches. As a result there are only a few Roman Catholic parishes in the city, but they are growing.

There is also a Franciscan monastery and as well as diplomatic missions from both the Vatican and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

The principal church of interest would probably be the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Construction took place from 1901-1911 with notable contributions from the Polish community in Moscow. It was confiscated by the government in 1938, returned to the Church in 1996 and re-consecrated in 1999. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Moscow and one of three Roman Catholic churches in the city.

It is built in the Gothic style and has one of the largest pipe organs in Russia. As a result it is home to many concerts in addition to the Holy Mass. The acoustics and this remarkable organ make concerts here an experience to remember.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception:

Mosow The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing Cathedral has vigil Masses on Saturdays in both Russian and Latin. And, according to their website, the Sunday Mass schedule in various languages as follows:

8:30 a.m. Mass in Polish
10:00 a.m. Mass in Russian.
10:00 Mass in Korean (chapel in the crypt)
11:45 a.m. Mass for children in Russian. Homily for children.
12:15 p.m. Mass in English and French (in the crypt of the chapel)
1:00 p.m. Mass in Polish
2:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish
3:00 p.m. Mass in English (in the crypt of the chapel)
3:30p.m. Divine Liturgy of the Armenian rite
5:00 p.m. Mass on extraordinary form of the Roman Rite
(chapel in the crypt)
5:30 Holy Mass in Russian

Address is:  ul. Malaja Gruzinskaja 27, Moskva, 123557

Tel: +7 095 252 3911

Click here for the official website of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

There are several other Catholic Churches in Moscow. We try to keep schedules current, but be sure to check with them for any changes in Mass times.

Catholic Chaplaincy of the Anglo-American School

Sunday Mass in English at 10:00 a.m., French at noon

Address: 78 Leninskiy prosp. Tel: 095-243-9621

Parish of our Lady of Good Hope

Masses in two locations: the Embassy of the United States and in the Cathedral (chapel in the basement of the temple). Evening Masses in English on Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

Address: ​7/4 Kutuzovskiy Prospect,(Bldg 5, Entrance 3, Apt. 42) Tel: 243-9621 (same as above)Parish of Our Lady of Good Hope

Tel: +7 499/243 96 21, fax: +7 499/243 96 21

e-mail: ryanmichaeljohn@yahoo.com (Fr. Michael Ryan, SM, Pastor)

The Church of Saint Louis of the French

This parish serves the French, English, Italian and Vietnamese communities although all are welcome.

Address:    Malaya Lubyanka, 12AMoscow 101000, Russia

Tel: +7 495 625-46-65

Weekday Mass Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Mass in Latin (in French on Wednesdays)

Saturday Mass schedule:

  • 09:00 in Russian
  • 19:00 in Russian

during the week

  • 09:00 in Russian
  • 18:30 in Russian

Sunday Mass schedule:

  • 09:00 in English
  • 10:30 in French
  • 12:00 in Russian
  • 13:30 in Italian
  • 15:00 in Russian
  • 17:00 in Lithuanian
  • 18:30 in Russian
  • 19:30 in Vietnamese

Address: Malaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa, 27, gorod Moskva, Russia101000

Tel: +7 095 925-2034

Click here for the official website for the Church of Saint Louis of France in Moscow

In addition to the Churches mentioned above, some embassies also have Catholic Masses on Sundays.

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  1. I attended mass at both the cathedral and at Saint Louis les Francais. At the cathedral there is a bookstore and a cafe. The weekend classical music concerts are great and very popular.

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