Christmas at The Basilica of Saint Mary
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Mike Jensen

Christmas Schedule

Plan to celebrate this joyous time of year at The Basilica of Saint Mary. The music, liturgy, and community create special Christmas experience for all who pass through our doors. 

Please plan accordingly for parking and accessibility

 

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
3:00pm  Vigil Eucharist organ, cantor, Cathedral Choristers, Children’s Choir and Cherubs*
5:30pm  Vigil Eucharist Mundus & Juventus
8:00pm  Vigil Eucharist piano, cantor, flute, cello
10:30pm  Prelude Music for Christmas organ, harp, flute
11:00pm  Choral Music for Christmas  choir, organ, harp, flute
11:30pm  Vigil of Lights organ, Cathedral Choir
Midnight  Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, harp 
                                              
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25
7:30am  Eucharist at Dawn organ, cantor, violin, soprano soloist
9:30am  Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, strings
Noon      Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, strings
4:30pm   Eucharist music from around the world

 

 

*The Archbishop has given permission to celebrate the Vigil Masses starting at 3:00pm.
 

Upcoming Events

Dec 2
2017
Saturday
at
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
at
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
at
3:00 PM
Advent Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica Choir Stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Dec 7
2017
Thursday
at
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
at
12:00 PM
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation, will be celebrated in the Basilica church
Dec 9
2017
Saturday
at
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.