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Sunday Liturgies

Fourth Sunday of Lent / Laetare Sunday

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mass Times

Saturday, 5:00pm - Mass of Anticipation
 Sunday, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
 Weekdays, 7:00am & Noon in the Saint Joseph Chapel

Listings below are updated no later than Monday afternoon.


A Revolution of Love and Tenderness

In his Apostolic Letter entitled: “Misericordia et Misera” or “Mercy and Misery” or one could say: “mercy meets and heals misery” Pope Francis calls on us to “unleash the creativity of mercy” so as “to bring about new undertakings, the fruit of grace.” 

In response The Basilica of Saint Mary community is invited to continue on the path of mercy by initiating a Revolution of Love and Tenderness. Revolutions, peaceful and otherwise have changed the world. Our suffering world is in dire need of a great change. So we propose a peaceful revolution accomplished through love and tenderness, two Christian strengths Pope Francis often links to mercy.

The post-revolutionary world we envision is a world where people respect and honor all life and protect all of creation; where people bridge divides and work toward the common good; where people end all discrimination and accept one another no matter who they are; where people end all speech and acts of hatred and division; and where people have learned how to put the “we” before the “I.”

This is the world God had envisioned, it is the world we envision.

Low Gluten Host

People who need a low-gluten host need to identify themselves before Mass so that a host can be prepared in a pyx. It goes into the presider’s plate and that individual is instructed to come forward in presider's line and point to the pyx to receive. Father will simply tip the pyx so that the host falls into their hands with minimal risk of cross-contamination with the regular hosts.

Children's Activity Bags

The Basilica provides children’s activity bags at all the Sunday Masses. Activity Bags can be found near the entrance of the main church.

 

READINGS OF THE DAY

 

Saturday: Mass of Anticipation

5:00pm: 

Celebrant: Fr. Peter Brandenhoff  is a retired priest of the Diocese of Winona.
Music: Cantor, Organ
Missa Choralis: StreetSong-MN | Teri Larson, director

StreetSong-MN, is a community choir serving the homeless and those concerned about homelessness. Their mission statement reads: StreetSong-MN-Uniting Voices for Harmony and Community, seeks to provide creative opportunities to individuals who are experiencing Homelessness through choral singing, resulting in personal fulfillment and a stronger community.

Organ Selections:

Elevation, Offertoire and Prelude | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

Choral Selections:

This Little Light of Mine | arr. Mark Patterson
Believe | Mark A. Miller
Walk in the Light | arr. Moses Hogen
Would you Harbour Me? | Ysaye M. Barnwell
Child of God | Mark A. Miller
Draw the Circle Wide | Mark A. Miller
 

Sunday: Eucharist

7:30am: 

Celebrant: Fr. Harry Tasto is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Music: Cantor, Organ
Organ Selections:

Elevation, Offertoire, and Prelude | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

Communion | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

Prelude-Fantasie | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

9:30am: ASL Interpreted

Celebrant: Fr. Harry Tasto is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Music: Cantor, Organ, Men of The Basilica Cathedral Choir, The Basilica Cathedral Choristers
Organ Selections:

Elevation, Offertoire and Prelude | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

Prelude-Fantasie | Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) | Laetare from Cycle de Pâques | Office No. 15, Op. 56 | L’Orgue Mystique

Choral Selections:

Were you there? | African American spiritual, arr. Robert Scholz
Jesu dulcis memoria | Connor Koppin (b.1991) 

There will be a docent-led tour offered after Mass.

Child Care Available

11:30am: 

Celebrant: Fr. John Bauer is the pastor of The Basilica of Saint Mary.
Music: Cantor, Piano
Ensemble Selections:

You Are the Light I Seek | Michael Perza 
You Are My Shepherd | Liam Lawton, arr. Paul Tate

There will be a docent-led tour offered after Mass.

3:00pm: 

Presider: Johan van Parys, PhD is the Director  of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at The Basilica of Saint Mary.
Music: Organ, The Basilica Schola Cantorum
Ensemble Selections:

O Gladsome Light  from All Night Vigil | Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 – 28 March 1943)

4:30pm: 

Celebrant: Fr. Gregory Welch is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Music: Cantor, Piano
Ensemble Selections:

You Are the Light I Seek | Michael Perza 
You Are My Shepherd | Liam Lawton, arr. Paul Tate

6:30pm:

Celebrant: Fr. Gregory Welch is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Music: Cantor, Piano
Ensemble Selections:

You Are the Light I Seek | Michael Perza 
You Are My Shepherd | Liam Lawton, arr. Paul Tate

            

            

For additional Information on our Sunday liturgies see Evening Prayer.