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Message from Fr. Bauer: Staying connected during these challenging times


Basilica Community,

I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during these very challenging times.

Today I am happy to report that Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Units has been installed in the church and the Saint Cecilia room. These units will purify the air in The Basilica.

This technology is already being used at places like the Mayo Clinic, local schools, and museums. It will be a tremendous help in ensuring the safety and well being of all those who come to The Basilica.

Additionally, we have another couple of weeks to go on the tuck-pointing on the exterior western wall of The Basilica. This work was interrupted by the recent snow and cold weather, but we hope to resume it within the next week to 10 days. We are very blessed and fortunate that both of these projects are being paid for by The Basilica Landmark.

I also want to thank all of those who have made a commitment of financial support to our Basilica Annual Fund. Your contributions to the Annual Fund allow us to offer the many programs, services and ministries that are at the heart of our Basilica community.

If you have already made a commitment of reoccurring financial support for our Basilica community, please know of my gratitude. I hope you will continue it and if possible increase it. Your commitment of financial support, no matter how small or how large, enables us to continue to do those things that fulfill our vision here at The Basilica.

If you are not able to make an ongoing financial commitment, I ask you to give what you can, when you can. I thank you in advance for whatever financial support you can commit to. Please know whatever you are able to give will be appreciated.

If you are not able to make a financial commitment or even to contribute occasionally, I ask you to pray for our parish and for your fellow parishioners. Please know your prayers both needed and are deeply appreciated.

If you are experiencing some financial difficulties, please contact our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. We may be able to help you or refer you to someone who can.

Finally, I would like to invite you to join us for either our 11:30am or our 4:30pm Masses on Sunday. If you are not able to join us for one of these Masses I invite you to join us via livestream our 9:30am Mass. Also as I have mentioned previously, In addition to our 11:30am and 4:30pm Sunday Masses, our 7:00am and our Noon daily Masses are also open to the public.

We do ask that you pre-register for our Sunday Masses and our Noon daily Mass, but you can register for the 7:00am Mass at the door. You can register online or by calling the parish office.

The check-in tables for all of our liturgies, with the exception of the 7:00am daily Mass, are located inside the ground level doors on the southwest side of The Basilica, near the circle drive and the flagpole. This area is large enough so that people won’t have to wait in the cold to check-in.

Finally, as always, if you have questions or concerns about anything that is happening at The Basilica, please contact me at the parish office or send me an email. My contact information is available on our parish website.



God of all hope we call on you today, and 

We pray for those who are living in fear:

Fear of illness, fear for loved ones, fear of other’s reactions to them.

May your Spirit give us a sense of calmness and peace.

We pray for your church in this time of uncertainty:

For those people who are worried about attending worship.

For those forced to make decisions in order to care for other

For those who will feel isolated.

Grant us your wisdom.

Holy God, we remember that you have promised that

Nothing will separate us from your love – demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.

Help us turn our eyes, hearts and minds to you.



Upcoming Events

October 28, 9:00am

Join our parish online gathering. An opportunity to talk about different aspects of our parish life with Fr. Bauer.

Evening Prayer for All Souls

November 1, 3:00pm

The names of all those who have died within the last year will be mentioned during the Litany of the Saints. Please submit names to be listed by October 27.


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