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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.

Follolwing a week of intense prayer which forms the heart of the liturgical year. We invite you to join us in these beautiful liturgies celebrating our highest holy day. Registration is required for those joining us in person.  All liturgies are livestreamed unless indicated otherwise.

Easter Sunday - April 4, 2021

7:30am   Eucharist (in person only)                                  

9:30am   Solemn Eucharist        The celebrabant for the 9:30am Easter Sunday Mass is Archbishop Bernard Hebda.                       

11:30am Solemn Eucharist                                       

4:30pm   Eucharist                                                  

There is no 6:30pm Mass on Easter Sunday.

 

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. 
  • 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

Dec 8
2021
Wednesday
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7:00 AM
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated in The Basilica.  
Dec 12
2021
Sunday
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9:30 AM
On Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, you are invited to bring the baby Jesus from your home nativity to The Basilica for a blessing during the 9:30am and 11:30am Mass. 
Advent wreath
Dec 12
2021
Sunday
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3:00 PM
Join us in-person or onlineWith The Basilica Schola Cantorum Livestream link or at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.  
Dec 19
2021
Sunday
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9:30 AM
Straw that has been blessed will be available to take home to your nativity set after the 9:30am and 11:30 Masses. 
Dec 19
2021
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Light of the World, by Mark Patterson, performed live by the children and youth of The Basilica.Sunday, December 19, 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall[asset-1544-427]  Light of the World...
Advent wreath
Dec 19
2021
Sunday
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3:00 PM
Join us in-person or onlineWith The Basilica Schola Cantorum Livestream link or at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.  
Christmas at The Basilica of Saint Mary
Dec 21
2021
Tuesday
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8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment in the church from the Advent season to that of the Christmas season. Arrive anytime after 8:00am; decorating begins at 8:30am and...
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Jan 10
2022
Monday
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8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment in the church from the Christmas season to that of Ordinary Time (also known as "De-Greening"). Arrive anytime after 8:00am;...
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