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Mike Jensen

Easter

Celebrating the Paschal Mystery

The Paschal Cycle comprises three distinct periods: 

  1. Lent, which is the time of preparation
  2. Holy week with the Sacred Triduum
  3. Easter Tide which is a time of great celebration ending with Pentecost

During Easter we focus on:

  1. the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. and our incorporation in his resurrection by virtue of our baptism.

For a complete list of Lenten offerings including liturgies, learning and outreach opportunities, visit our Events Calendar and check the box for "Easter" in the filter.

Easter Tide

The celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord stretches out over 50 days. It is to be a time of great joy and celebration.

  • Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Easter Triduum. Today we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. The liturgies on this day are among the most visually splendid of the whole year. 
    • 7:00am    Eucharist at Sunrise with organ, cantor and soloist

    • 9:30am    Eucharist with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ, brass

    • Noon        Eucharist with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ, brass

    • 4:30pm    Eucharist with Mundus, The Basilica Contemporary Ensemble

  • Ascension of the Lord traditionally celebrated on the 40th day of Easter but transferred to the following Sunday, commemorates Jesus' ascent into heaven and his promise that one day he will return.

  • Pentecost, or the 50th day, is the last day of Easter tide. It is the day when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and celebrate the birth of the church.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful morning of reflection. Advent and Christmas remind us of the mystery of the Incarnation, an event that theologians and poets have struggled to describe.Incarnation is a...
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The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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2:00 PM
Join us for a free family friendly concert.The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra based in Minneapolis, MN.The Sinfonia is the only orchestra of its kind in the entire country,...
Advent wreath
Dec 3
2017
Sunday
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3:00 PM
Advent Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica Choir Stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Dec 7
2017
Thursday
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5:30 PM
In anticipation of the Solemnity of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation,  Mass will be celebrated in The Basilica church.
Dec 8
2017
Friday
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12:00 PM
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation, will be celebrated in the Basilica church
Dec 9
2017
Saturday
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10:30 AM
All those who are seeking consolation and healing whether it be in body, mind, or soul are welcome to recieve the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.Friends, family and care providers of those...
Advent wreath
Dec 10
2017
Sunday
at
3:00 PM
Advent Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica Choir Stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 10
2017
Sunday
at
4:30 PM
In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will celebrate with the Banderas and traditional Aztec dancers in a bi-lingual Mass at 4:30pm with music by La Familia Torres-Peña. A...
Dec 12
2017
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
Taizé with the opportunity for individual confessions will be celebrated in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level.
Advent wreath
Dec 17
2017
Sunday
at
3:00 PM
Advent Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica Choir Stalls located directly behind the high altar.