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Livestream: Holy Week and Easter

I hope this message finds you and your family staying well during this challenging time. I want to assure you of my prayers for a blessed Holy Week and Easter. May it be a time of grace and blessing for all of us.

As I mentioned in my previous video, while we are not having any public gatherings at The Basilica, we continue to connect with people via conference call, Facebook and Zoom.

We have been sent out over 500 check-in emails to parish volunteers. People seem very appreciative of this outreach and often reply with good wishes for our staff. If you or someone you know would like to receive one of these emails, please let us know.

Our downtown Minneapolis interfaith community leaders shared a message of one voice and shared hope in virtual prayer service.

Last Friday, we sent an email to all of our parishioners with ideas about ways to celebrate Holy Week at home. We have compiled tools and resources for you to plan and prepare for Holy Week in your home.

Holy Week at Home

During Holy Week we will be livestreaming all of our services on mary.org and facebook.com/BasilicaMpls including Mass at 9:30 on Easter Sunday with Archbishop Hebda. Easter Mass will also be broadcast on 830 WCCO Radio.

Holy Week Schedule

We would like to hear from you, though, if you have questions, concerns or suggestions to better serve you. We may not be able to implement all your suggestions, or respond to all your questions and concerns, but we will do our very best.

We know this is a challenging time financially for everyone. If you are able to continue to support The Basilica financially, particularly this Easter, we thank you. You may make a gift online at mary.org/donate.

If you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.


Let us pray: Father, your beloved Son Jesus brought your healing love to our world. We pray that Christ, the light of the world, will sustain us always in faith, hope, and love. And may the light of faith guide and comfort us at this time. And may we pray for and with each other, that together, we might find our way though these challenging times. Amen.





We are regular Basilica Mass attendees - although not members - and deeply appreciate the efforts you and your staff are making to help us feel connected.

The Basilica has been a part of my life more than 75 years and although our home is here we are out-of-state 6 months of the year. St. Thomas classmate Michael O’Connell slowly brought us back to church. Now we cherish all the beauties of the church, your direct and honest homilies, the music, the dedication of so many to helping our less fortunate city neighbors and so much more. We have attended weekday Mass on many occasions and without fail have found those small gatherings and the brief homilies to be very meaningful. And then there’s Johan - what a remarkable treasure he is to the Basilica and the entire community.
Be well, stay safe.


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