The bells will be shown until the end of february in the nave of the cathedral, including some late opening, in order that everyone can admire and appropriate this shared heritage, before they go back in the towers.
They will ring for the first time for the solemnity of Palm Sunday, saturday 23rd of march 2013.
For this exceptional event, all the children of Paris are invited. Children from the catechism will surround the eight bells of the North Tower for their blessing at 11 AM. Children in 6th grade will surround the Bourdon Mary for its blessing at 5 PM.
8 AM - 8.30 AM : Mass in the choir
9 AM - 9.30 AM : Mass in the choir
9.30 AM - 9.45 : Closing of the cathedral
10 AM : Opening of the cathedral
Access reserved to registered children at « Youth Jubilee »
11 AM - 1 PM : Blessing mass of the eight new bells
presided by the cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, archbishop de Paris, with the children of Paris.
From 1 PM, free access in the cathedral
4 PM : Access reserved to registered children at « Youth Jubilee » for the blessing mass of the bourdon "Marie"
5 PM - 7 PM : Blessing mass of the bourdon "Marie"
presided by the cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, archbishop de Paris, with the children of Paris
7 PM - 11.45 PM : Exhibition of the nine new bells in the nave of the cathedral
11.45 PM : Closing of the cathedral
You too can support this project and follow in the footsteps of the cathedral’s builders. For more information click here.