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Mike Jensen

Easter

Celebrating the Paschal Mystery

The Paschal Cycle comprises three distinct periods: 

  1. Lent, which is the time of preparation
  2. Holy week with the Sacred Triduum
  3. Easter Tide which is a time of great celebration ending with Pentecost

During Easter we focus on:

  1. the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. and our incorporation in his resurrection by virtue of our baptism.

For a complete list of Lenten offerings including liturgies, learning and outreach opportunities, visit our Events Calendar and check the box for "Easter" in the filter.

Easter Tide

The celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord stretches out over 50 days. It is to be a time of great joy and celebration.

  • Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Easter Triduum. Today we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. The liturgies on this day are among the most visually splendid of the whole year. 
    • 7:00am    Eucharist at Sunrise with organ, cantor and soloist

    • 9:30am    Eucharist with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ, brass

    • Noon        Eucharist with The Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ, brass

    • 4:30pm    Eucharist with Mundus, The Basilica Contemporary Ensemble

  • Ascension of the Lord traditionally celebrated on the 40th day of Easter but transferred to the following Sunday, commemorates Jesus' ascent into heaven and his promise that one day he will return.

  • Pentecost, or the 50th day, is the last day of Easter tide. It is the day when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and celebrate the birth of the church.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 3
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.
Dec 3
2019
Tuesday
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5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 When good people make bad choices, is life over?Dave Irvin grew up in New Hope, graduated from Cooper High School, lived in Plymouth for 11 years and then moved to Bloomington where...
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mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 8
2019
Sunday
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4:30 PM
In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will celebrate with the Banderas and traditional Aztec dancers in a bi-lingual Mass at 4:30pm with music by La Familia Torres-Peña. A...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 10
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.
Dec 10
2019
Tuesday
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5:30 PM
Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions will be celebrated in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level.
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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9:30 AM
Bring the infant Jesus from your home creche for a special blessing at the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass.
Childrens Christmas Musical 2017
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Christmas musical presented by the Children’s Choirs and faith formation students.Please bring a new toy for the Ascension Parish toy drive. Sunday, December 15, 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta...
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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11:30 AM
Bring the infant Jesus from your home creche for a special blessing at the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass.
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young adults, please join us for our first ever BYA cookie baking contest! We will be having young adult men baking against the young adult women in a spirited competition to make the best tasting...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 17
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.