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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

Nov 26
2018
Monday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for some learning and faith sharing around the Sunday Gospels of the season of Advent. Monday mornings, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 from 10:00am till 11:30am in the Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground...
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Dec 1
2018
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment from the season of Ordinary Time to that of the Advent Season. Decorating begins at 8:30am and concludes by 12:00pm. All are welcome...
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Dec 3
2018
Monday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for some learning and faith sharing around the Sunday Gospels of the season of Advent. Monday mornings, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 from 10:00am till 11:30am in the Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground...
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The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Dec 8
2018
Saturday
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2:00 PM
Join us for a free family friendly concert.The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra based in Minneapolis, MN.The Sinfonia is the only orchestra of its kind in the entire country,...
Dec 10
2018
Monday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for some learning and faith sharing around the Sunday Gospels of the season of Advent. Monday mornings, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 from 10:00am till 11:30am in the Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground...
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Dec 11
2018
Tuesday
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment for the celebraton of Taize Prayer in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall. Taize Prayer will be celebrated at 5:30pm on December 11. All are...
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Dec 17
2018
Monday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for some learning and faith sharing around the Sunday Gospels of the season of Advent. Monday mornings, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 from 10:00am till 11:30am in the Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground...
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Dec 22
2018
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment from Advent to Christmas. Decorating begins at 8:00am and concludes by 12:00pm. All are welcome to help, families and friends are...
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Dec 24
2018
Monday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to work on all the final preparations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. All are welcome to help, families and friends are encouraged to volunteer together.
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Jan 14
2019
Monday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment from Christmas to Ordinary Time ("De-Greening"). All are welcome to help, families and friends are encouraged to volunteer together.
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