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Please note, this bulletin was prepared mid-May.
 
A few weeks ago I needed to clarify a charge on one of my bills. It wasn’t a large amount of money, but enough that I didn’t want to just let it pass. I checked the company’s website and after some searching found a customer service telephone number. I called the telephone phone number and went through the menu options on the keypad on my cell phone. At one point I was finally able to reach the option where I could talk with a service representative. After selecting that option I got a recording that indicated I would be put on hold and my call would be answered in the order in which it was received. Realizing that talking to a real live person was within my reach, I put my phone on speaker and started responding to some emails. I was on hold for about 20 minutes before a service representative answered my call.
 
Fortunately it took just a few minutes to get the issue resolved. They mentioned that in the future if I had questions I might want use their website to try to find an answer. I told them that from my perspective being on hold for 20 minutes was preferable to trying to navigate their website. The serve representative chuckled and said: “We get that a lot.” 
 
Being put “on hold” is a common experience. It seems that nowadays we seldom get to talk to someone personally without having to spend at least some time listening to background music or worse, advertisements for things we don’t want or need and have no intention of buying. Fortunately, with the advent of speakers on phones, being “on hold” doesn’t have to be time that is completely wasted. In fact, if you plan ahead, it’s possible to do something productive (like responding to emails) while you are on hold.
 
This experience came back to the other day as I was reflecting on our current situation with the COVID 19 pandemic. In many ways, for most of us, it can feel like our lives have been put on hold as our normal activities and routines have been interrupted and/or suspended. Certainly this is true for me. The thing is, though, that while at first I was a bit flustered by this, I realized I had a choice. One option was to look on this time of being “on hold” as a burden and a pain, and complain and whine about it to anyone who would listen. The other option was to see this as a time to do new things, or to learn to do some usual things in a different way. After a couple weeks trying out the first option, I realized that it wasn’t doing me any good. And so in praying about it, I decided I needed to use the time of being “on hold” as a time of opportunity, and perhaps even an occasion of grace.
 
Now I wish I could say that my decision changed everything for the better, or that I no longer see this time as a burden and a pain. I still do. What has changed, though, is that I don’t carry this attitude around all the time. It is more occasional or episodic. I’ve also started trying to be more aware of, and grateful for the blessings I enjoy in my life. And that has made a difference in my prayer. And that has made a difference in the way I approach things/people. And that is a good thing.
 
Being “on hold,” while certainly not exciting or pleasant, can be an occasion of grace. It all depends on whether we will be open to that grace, and let it find a home in our lives and our hearts.
 
Rev. John M. Bauer
Pastor, The Basilica of Saint Mary
 
June July Bulletin cover 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulletin
 
 
 
LITURGY

Sunday Prayer for Solace and Peace

For two months now, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives greatly. As a result many of us have experienced some level of fear, stress, anxiety and grief. Given the uncertainty of every day, week and beyond this is to be expected.

As a church community we are called to support one another in times such as these. And though we may not be able to console and support one another in person, we know that we are not alone because we are all part of the one Body of Christ. We are in this together, for when one part of the Body suffers, the entire Body suffers in solidarity. So we help where and when we can and we are committed to fervent prayer.

Starting on the first Sunday in June and every first Sunday thereafter we will livestream Evening Prayer from The Basilica as long as the Pandemic lasts. This Evening Prayer for Solace and Peace will be offered for all those who are affected in any way by COVID-19. You may have lost your job. You may have been diagnosed with the virus. You may be at greater risk because you are a first responder or healthcare worker , or you work in the cleaning service, as a postal worker or a bank clerk. Maybe you are alone and unable to receive loved ones. There are so many known and unknown ways we are affected by this pandemic. So it is good for us to pause and pray.

At the end of our Evening Prayer for Solace and Peace we will light candles in one of our Marian shrines. We invite you to send your intentions at mary.org/candles. We will offer those to our loving God while lighting the candles.

We especially invite those who have experienced the loss of a family member or a friend during this pandemic to join us. Grief over the death of a loved one is always profound, but this has been compounded during the pandemic. You may not have been able to be with your loved one while they passed away. You may have had to limit attendance at the funeral to a small group of people. Or you may have postponed the service to a future date. All of this is very difficult.

Please submit the names of family and friends who have died during this pandemic to mary.org/prayerrequests. As part of the service, their names will be spoken during the litany of All Saints and All Souls. We hope this service will offer some support to all those who are grieving. And it will offer all of us the opportunity to support our grieving sisters and brothers.

May we all know the healing and consolation of the resurrected Christ.

Johan M. J. van Parys, Ph.D.
Director of Liturgy and the Sacred Arts
 
 
LEARNING

A New Reality

The corona virus has completely changed how we engage in our faith community, and like all of our departments, the Learning department has had to adjust our offerings as we have moved to virtual events. Our faith formation families, RCIA community preparing to receive the Easter sacraments, couples having to make decisions regarding their wedding dates and young adults have all had to adjust as so many plans have been put on hold. And yet, we have found that so many have continued to reach out to engage each other in this faith community. 

RCIA candidates and catechumens have been patient as they await their chance to enter formally into the sacramental life of the Church and children and families have engaged each other in prayer and encouragement online. Our young adults have continued to support each other from everything like our weekly Bible study, to cocktail making happy hours, retreats, and trivia nights. It has been a blessing for us to continue to serve you during this time and see our Basilica community continue to engage each other in love and hope. 

Our learning department staff worked hard to help contribute to our Domestic Church Resource for parishioners, which is available on our website at mary.org/domesticchurch. There you will find resources for family faith formation, prayer, and more. Please know that we are all working to prepare for fall learning opportunities, even as we are not quite sure how our parish life will look as we continue through this unprecedented time. 

If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us, and please continue engaging with our weekly newsletter to know of periodic offerings during the summer. 

Learning Department,
Jolane Jones, Cathy Edwards, Christine Moore and Ben Caduff

 

 

CHRISTIAN LIFE

One of the most common emotions experienced, over these past few months, has been grief. Grief is a natural response to the experience of loss. You might feel fine one day, and then be anxious the next. You might feel angry, sad, lonely and many other emotions. 

The losses that we’ve had to face, over the last few months, are incredibly diverse. We have had to maneuverer through the global pandemic. We have had to find ways to respond to the death of George Floyd.  These ground shaking realities cause us to question so much of what we know to be true and safe. What is our role in the community? Where can we go? Who can we be with? Who can we trust? 

Pope Francis gives us a context of responding to grief in our life. He suggests that sorrow is grounded in loving concern for others. The more we love, the deeper our sorrow or grief. He challenges us to recognize that, ultimately, our sorrow uncovers our love for God. We come to know God’s love in our life, and we extend that love to our neighbor.

As Pope Francis unpacked the beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” he reminds us that sorrow coming from death or suffering, “is a bitter road, but it can be used to open one's eyes to life and to the sacred and irreplaceable value of each person, and at that moment one realizes how short time is.”

We are invited to find the sacredness of each day—of each moment. God is present, and there is opportunity to learn and grow through all. It is not easy! Yet, it is the essence of life.

This bulletin has many opportunities for you to build relationships and enter into another’s life—to find hope and healing individually and as a community. Consider how you are being called today. Where do you seek healing? Where do you feel called to serve? 

Let us open our eyes and our heart “to the sacred and irreplaceable value of each person.” Let us listen to how we are called to make this reality manifest in our life and community. And let us act now, as we realize “how short time is!”

Janice Andersen
Director of Christian Life 

 

 

Basilica Community,

Greetings once again from The Basilica of Saint Mary, I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during this challenging time.

Today I would like to update you in regard to the outcome of last night’s meeting of our parish leadership.

At that meeting it was decided that this is not the right time for our parish to open The Basilica for public Mass. We will review this decision at our next meeting on June 17 and then every two weeks thereafter.

I know this decision will disappoint some of you, but I want to share with you the reasons for this decision. As Archbishop Hebda said in a letter to the people of the Archdiocese on May 23, “If a parish is not confident they are ready, they should not open. Period. And if the faithful feel safer at home, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days continues to be dispensed.”

Last evening as we discussed re-opening The Basilica, it became clear that although we have done extensive work to develop our protocols, at the present moment we were not ready to re-open. There is just so much we don’t know in regard to the progress of COVID-19, that we wanted additional time to review and refine our protocols, and any further recommendations from health officials, so that we don’t inadvertently put anyone at risk, especially anyone on our staff, or any vulnerable members of our community.

This time will also allow us to learn from those churches and facilities across the country that have re-opened. Certainly this is a painful time for all of us. However, our commitment to the common good makes it important for us to be both good Catholics and good citizens when we gather for worship.

As we look at re-opening The Basilica, we will be attentive to any new information from the Center for Disease or Department of Health; a decline in the number of cases/hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19; and how we can be good neighbors to the broader Minneapolis community.

In closing please remember to pray for all those who have died at this challenging time, for those who grieve them, and for those who are sick and their families, and all caregivers. Also let us pray for the women and men in the health care field, and first responders who daily risk their health to take care of our sisters and brothers in need. Let us pray.

Prayer of Pope Francis during the Coronavirus Pandemic

News and Resources

Parish Council Election: Vote by June 5

Livestream: Evening Prayer for Pentecost May 31, 5:30pm

Zoom: Coffee and Conversation June 3, 9:00am

Livestream Mass

Weekly Newsletter

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Basilica Community,

Greetings once again from The Basilica of Saint Mary, I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during this challenging time.

We continue to miss you at The Basilica. However, we livestream daily Mass at noon, and Mass on Sundays at 9:30am, and we invite you to connect with us there. These and other services are recorded and available on our website.

Today I would like to update you on three things:
First, earlier this morning, at Coffee and Conversation, Johan Van Parys and I discussed some ideas about how people, who may not be able to join us for Mass, can do “Church at home” this summer.

We also discussed the protocols we will be using when we are able to have public Masses again. These protocols will include, but will not be limited to, pre-registering for Mass, entering through a particular door, taking each person’s temperature, requiring face mask, and sitting in an assigned seat.

The protocols will follow all State health and safety regulations. We will also continue to livestream our liturgies even as we begin to re-open The Basilica.

Second, I want to mention that next week at Coffee and Conversation, Terri Ashmore, our Managing Director and I will discuss some of the protocols we are establishing for staff and volunteers returning to campus.

It is our hope and my prayer that these protocols will ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone who comes to our campus. I invite you to join us next Wednesday at 9:00am for this conversation.

Finally, I just want to thank everyone for their financial generosity, their patience, and their prayers during this pandemic. People have been very generous to The Basilica during this time, as well as enormously patient as we try to make our way through this new reality. We are learning new ways to connect with people, as well as new ways to be community.

This is going to take some time—and it will probably be messy—and no doubt there will be some missteps along the way. Given this, I am extremely grateful for the many prayers people have offered and are offering for our Basilica community. Keep them coming. They are both needed and appreciated. 

 

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Basilica Community,

Greetings once again from The Basilica of Saint Mary, I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during this challenging time.

We continue to miss you at The Basilica. However, we livestream daily Mass at noon, and Mass on Sundays at 9:30am, and we invite you to connect with us there. These and other services are recorded and available on our website.

Today I would like to update you on three things:
First, earlier this morning, at Coffee and Conversation, Johan Van Parys and I discussed some ideas about how people, who may not be able to join us for Mass, can do “Church at home” this summer.

We also discussed the protocols we will be using when we are able to have public Masses again. These protocols will include, but will not be limited to, pre-registering for Mass, entering through a particular door, taking each person’s temperature, requiring face mask, and sitting in an assigned seat.

The protocols will follow all State health and safety regulations, as well as directives from our Archdiocese. We will also continue to livestream our liturgies even as we begin to re-open The Basilica.

Second, I want to mention that next week at Coffee and Conversation, Terri Ashmore, our Managing Director and I will discuss some of the protocols we are establishing for staff and volunteers returning to campus.

It is our hope and my prayer that these protocols will ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone who comes to our campus. I invite you to join us next Wednesday at 9:00am for this conversation.

Finally, I just want to thank everyone for their financial generosity, their patience, and their prayers during this pandemic. People have been very generous to The Basilica during this time, as well as enormously patient as we try to make our way through this new reality. We are learning new ways to connect with people, as well as new ways to be community.

This is going to take some time—and it will probably be messy—and no doubt there will be some missteps along the way. Given this, I am extremely grateful for the many prayers people have offered and are offering for our Basilica community. Keep them coming. They are both needed and appreciated. 

 

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Basilica Community,

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

Today I would like to update you in regard to two items:

First, as I mentioned last week, we are working on plans for a gradual re-opening of The Basilica. This will be very challenging as we need to ensure a safe environment for all those who come to The Basilica.

Specifically, when we are able to have people at Mass again, we have developed some protocols to help ensure a safe environment for those attending. Those protocols will include, but will not be limited to, pre-registering for Mass, entering through a particular door, taking each person’s temperature, requiring face mask, and sitting in an assigned seat.

It is our hope and my prayer that these protocols will ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. I will share more about these protocols as we move forward, but wanted you to know that we have been working on them, and that we will follow all State health and safety regulations, as well as directives from our Archdiocese as we implement them.

The second item I want to mention today has to do with our volunteers at The Basilica. As you know, The Basilica has a very large number of people who volunteer in many different areas. While some ministries have continued remotely or virtually, at the present time, our incredible staff is doing many of the roles that volunteers have done.

I know that many of our volunteers are eager to come back and help at The Basilica. And we are reengaging volunteers on a case by case basis, when we can ensure their safety and security.

We are doing this in an abundance of caution to ensure that when people are able to resume their volunteer activities they will be able do so in a safe and secure environment.

As I mentioned previously, I have no doubt, that Church will be very different when we are able to gather again, but we need to take precautions now so we can move forward in a thoughtful, deliberate manner so that we don’t inadvertently put someone’s health at risk.

Finally, if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please let us know. 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.

Join us next Wednesday at 9:00am for Zoom Coffee and Conversation for an opportunity to talk about different aspects of our parish life.

 


O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. 

O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. 

Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. 

Help us, O Mother of the Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. 

Amen.

 

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

Please join us for the livestream of our daily Masses at Noon and Sundays at 9:30am.

We have been informed that The Basilica will receive a Payroll Protection Loan to continue our vital operations during this challenging time. 

Thank you to all of you who have continued to financially support The Basilica. Please know of my great gratitude for your generosity. If you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. 

We are beginning to work on plans for a gradual re-opening of The Basilica. We will follow all State health and safety regulations, as well as directives from our Archdiocese to keep everyone safe. 

Please look for our Domestic Church Resource packet later this week. It will be available on our website and sent out via email. 

Join us next Wednesday at 9:00am for Zoom Coffee and Conversation. 

 


To you, O Blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by His Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. 

O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corruption influence.

O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven, assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. 

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. 
Amen

Basilica Community,

 

 

Greetings once again from The Basilica of Saint Mary. I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during these challenging times.

We miss you at The Basilica. However, we do livestream our daily Mass at Noon and Sundays at 9:30am. We invite you to join us. These and other services are also recorded and they are available on our website

I would like to share three updates with you today:

1. We are putting together a summer “Church at Home” activities kit that we hope to email to all parishioners in May. Many people let us know they appreciated the “Holy Week at Home” kit that we sent out a few weeks ago. Our new kit will be similar and offer ideas for “doing” Church at home.

2. I also wanted to let you know that we are beginning to work on plans for a gradual re-opening of The Basilica. We will follow all State health and safety regulations, as well as directives from our Archdiocese. I wanted to mention it  to let you know we are beginning to think about it. No doubt, Church will be very different when we are able to gather again, but we need to begin to think now, about how we can “do” Church in the coming months in ways that will keep people safe and secure.

3. Wednesday we had our second Zoom Coffee and Conversation gathering. Wendy Caduff, our Director of Caring Ministries, and I talked about how we can care for each other and ourselves virtually. Please join us at 9:00am next Wednesday for our next Coffee and Conversation with The Basilica musicians. A link to the conversation can be found on our website.

Finally, thank you for your on-going financial support of The Basilica. Your support enables us to continue our many ministries, programs, and services.

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

 


O Mother of Divine Love and Mercy, 

you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. 

In the certain hope that you will intercede, 

so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after these moments of trial.

We seek refuge under your protection, 

O glorious and blessed Virgin. 

Do not despise our pleas, but deliver us from every danger.

And help us, O Mother of God 

to conform ourselves to the will of God

and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, for he is the way,

the truth, and the life, in his name we pray.
Amen.

Basilica Community,

I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during this challenging time. We will continue to livestream our daily Masses, Monday-Friday at Noon and Sundays at 9:30am for the foreseeable future. 

I’m pleased to announce The Basilica will receive a Payroll Protection Loan to continue our vital operations during this challenging time. While this is good news, our parish continues to need your on-going support. 

We know this is a challenging time financially for everyone. If you are able, please continue to support The Basilica. However, if you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. 

While we are not having any public gatherings at the Basilica, I hope you were able to connect with us via conference call, Facebook and Zoom. Join us for our next Coffee and Conversation via Zoom Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00am.

We would like to hear from you, 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. 
 

 

Lord Jesus, during your time on earth, you healed the sick and comforted the afflicted. We pray for your help now during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Guide the minds and hearts of medical personnel, researchers, essential workers, and government leaders to take the necessary steps to answer the challenges of this moment.

Bring swift recovery to those who are ill, and give comfort to those who have lost loved ones. Calm the minds of those who experience fear and anxiety and help us all to act prudently to reduce the spread of this virus.

Most of all, remind us of the hope and promise of eternal life where there will be no harm that can come to us. Amen.

 

News and Events 

Zoom: Laborem Exercens Discussion
April 26, 11:00am
The Basilica Voices for Justice team invites you to read and reflect on the 1981 papal encyclical, Laborem Exercens (Through Work), which St. John Paul II published during the midst of a global recession. Please register for Zoom link.

Volunteer Appreciation Week Video
To the 1,300 people who help in volunteer ministry at The Basilica - Thank you! 

Children’s and Youth Ministry Registration
Online registration for 2020-2021 faith formation classes for children ages 3 through 10th grade. While we all wait to see what next fall will look like, we are preparing for both in-person and online classes. Early Bird tuition rates are available. Scholarship assistance available. Student tuition fees waived for volunteer Catechists or Room Assistants.

BYA Virtual Retreat
May 2, 9:00am
Basilica Young Adults Spring retreat. Email bya@mary.org for Zoom link.

Talking Through Our Fears
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads through our region, nation, and world, and we follow the governor’s and various health care experts’ advice to practice social distancing, we realize that anxieties, fears, and a rollercoaster of emotions around the Coronavirus follow. Contact Wendy to speak by phone to a trained Emmaus Listening Minister.

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Basilica Community,

 

Greetings once again from The Basilica of Saint Mary. I hope this message finds you and your family continuing to stay well during this challenging time. I also hope you had a very blessed Easter. 

 

We did miss you at The Basilica during our various Holy Week services. All these services are available on our website. I encourage you to look for them. On Easter Sunday we reached over 25,000 people in some way via Facebook and QwikCast livestream.

For me, one of the more moving moments of our Easter Sunday celebration was when Archbishop Hebda walked down the center aisle of The Basilica with the monstrance and blessed the city of Minneapolis. With the snow falling all around it was a poignant reminder for me that God is present at all times and in all the circumstances of our lives.
 
 
 
Easter City Blessing Archbishop 2020
Photo provided by: 
Mae Desaire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
While we are not having any public gatherings at The Basilica, I hope you were able to connect with us at The Basilica via conference call, Facebook and Zoom. From the responses we received in regard to our livestreaming efforts, people seem very appreciative of this outreach–and often replied with good wishes for our staff.

Earlier this morning our downtown ministerial group gathered via Zoom to talk about how our congregations are doing. It is clear that we all missed being able to gather with our people during this time. As I mentioned last week, our downtown ministerial group put together a virtual prayer service.

We will continue to livestream our daily Masses and Mass on Sunday on mary.org and facebook.com/BasilicaMpls for the foreseeable future.

We would like to hear from you, 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. 

Next Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00am, Johan Van Parys and I will host Coffee and Conversation via Zoom. 

Finally, I want to thank all those who supported The Basilica financially, especially at Easter. Please know of my gratitude for all those who are able continue to support The Basilica financially. 
 
If you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.
 
 
 
Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress, in faith we pray: Look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders, and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name. Amen. 


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.

 

 

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