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Holy Week / Triduum

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 Holy Week we 

  1. celebrate of the mystery of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. and recommit ourselves to this mystery we celebrate

For a complete list of Holy Week offerings including liturgies, learning and outreach opportunities, visit our Events Calendar.

Holy Week

This week of intense prayer forms the heart of the liturgical year. We invite you to make this a time of retreat and to join us in person or livestream for the beautiful liturgies of this week. All liturgies are livestreamed unless indicated otherwise.

  • On Palm Sunday the first day of Holy Week, we commemorate the solemn entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the blessing of palms. 

    • Sunday Eucharist with Blessing of Palms at 9:30am. Palms will be distributed outside after the 9:30am Mass.

      • Sunday Eucharist with Blessing of Palms at 11:30am. Palms will be distributed outside after the 9:30am Mass.

      • Vespers concert with The Basilica Schola Cantorum at 2:30pm.

      • Evening Prayer at 3:00pm.

      • Sunday Eucharist with Blessing of Palms at 4:30pm.

  • Monday of Holy Week 

    • Eucharist at 7:00am (in person only)

    • Morning Prayer at 9:15am. 

    • Eucharist at noon.

  • Tuesday of Holy Week 

    • Eucharist at 7:00am (in person only)

    • Morning Prayer at 9:15am

    • Eucharist at noon.

    • ​Taizé Prayer with general absolution at 5:30pm in The Basilica. 

  • Wednesday of Holy Week

    • Eucharist at 7:00am (in person only)

    • Morning Prayer at 9:15am.

    • Eucharist at noon.

  • Holy Thursdaywe commemorate Jesus' command to celebrate the Eucharist and to wash one another's feet.

    • No Eucharist at 7:00am or noon.

    • Morning Prayer  at 9:15am.

    • Midday Prayer at Noon.

    • Celebration of the Lord's Supper at 7:00pm in The Basilica.

  • Good Fridaywe commemorate the death of Jesus and venerate the Cross of Salvation.

    • No Eucharist at 7:00am or Noon

    • Morning Prayer at 9:15am.

    • Stations of the Cross in The Basilica at Noon.

    • Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3:00pm in The Basilica.

    • Tenebrae at 7:00pm in The Basilica.

  • Holy SaturdayWe keep vigil; we celebrate the Resurrection and we initiate new members into our community through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

  • Easter Sunday: We celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

    • Eucharist at dawn at 7:30am (in person only)

    • Solemn Eucharist at 9:30am

    • Solemn Eucharist at 11:30am 

    • Eucharist at 4:30pm with contemporary and world.

    • Please note: there will be NO 6:30pm celebration of the Eucharist.

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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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