COVID-19 Protocols for Attending Mass

Welcoming you back to The Basilica

The Basilica is our spiritual home--a place of welcome. We want each person who enters The Basilica to feel safe. We will open for weekday Noon Mass on a restricted basis starting Wednesday, July 15. The Basilica will follow all state health and safety guidelines. We are not yet open to the public for Mass on Sundays.

You will see new practices and policies when you return. The policies will continue to change as we monitor the official guidelines.

We will continue to livestream our both the weekday and Sunday liturgies and all prayer services. Archbishop Hebda's has continued the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass.



Registration for Mass

Please read the full protocol before registering to attend Mass. Your cooperation in these extraordinary times embodies our vision to seek the well-being of our community. 

Please consider refraining from Mass in-person if you:

1.) Experienced or have been near someone who experienced: cough, cold, flu, fever of 100°F +, shortness of breath, sore throat, or a loss of taste or smell.
2.) Have underlying medical conditions, including but not limited to: asthma, diabetes, heart condition, pregnancy, severe obesity, a compromised immune system, diseases of the lungs, kidneys, or liver, or are receiving cancer treatment.
3.) Live in a nursing home, long-term care, or congregant living facility.
4.) Are age 65 or over.

Registration Process

  • Registration for weekday Mass opens at 1:00pm on the day prior to Mass
  • Registration will close at 10:00am the day of Mass, or if we have reached capacity
  • You may only register for one weekday Mass at a time
  • Be sure to bring a face mask with you, which needs to be worn over your nose and mouth at all times at The Basilica

If you feel unable to follow these protocols or are concerned with interpersonal proximity, even with social distancing, please prayerfully reconsider attending Mass in-person at this time. To register by phone, please call our Director of Engagement at 612.317.3417.




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