Preparing Ash Wednesday Soup for the Golden Ladle Award

In years past, teens in our Basilica Youth Engaged in Service (or YES) group would gather the Sunday evening before Ash Wednesday to make the soups, and members of our Parish Council and Finance Committee would serve the Ash Wednesday meal.
This year, unfortunately, we will not host our soup supper event due to COVID-19. To honor our soup supper tradition, in this video we present three new vegetarian soup recipes made by members of our staff. Our guest judges, including Fr. Bauer, will award a Golden Ladle to the soup chosen as their favorite.
These soup recipes, plus some favorites from years past, are available at, should you want to make a delicious Basilica soup at home this year for your Ash Wednesday.
This year, you are invited to Mass with the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 17. In-person Masses are at 7am, 12 noon and 5:30pm. Pre-registration for in-person attendance at the noon and 5:30pm Masses opens on Monday at (Guests attending the 7am Mass can register at the east church door by Cowley Center. Guests at all other masses enter at the ground level west doors.)
We will livestream the 12 noon and 5:30pm Masses on and Facebook. For those who livestream Mass, we will also distribute ashes outside on 17th Street for 30 minutes after the noon and 5:30pm Masses. Those receiving ashes outside may stay in their cars.

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