All Activities and Liturgical Celebrations
Suspended Until Further Notice
In response to the Governor's Stay at Home order and for the common good and well-being of our community, The Basilica of Saint Mary will be closed until further notice. The church and other buildings are not open to the public. Staff are working remotely and will respond to emails and phone calls as promptly as possible. Please visit www.mary.org for the most current information.
We will continue to livestream Mass Monday - Friday at noon and Sunday at 9:30 am via Facebook live at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. Masses will be posted to our website shortly after Mass concludes.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI
I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Saint Thomas Aquinas described Spiritual Communion as an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in Sacramental Communion.
Low Gluten Host
People who need a low-gluten host need to identify themselves before Mass so that a host can be prepared in a pyx. It goes into the presider’s plate and that individual is instructed to come forward in presider's line and point to the pyx to receive. Father will simply tip the pyx so that the host falls into their hands with minimal risk of cross-contamination with the regular hosts.
Children's Activity Bags Suspended
The Basilica provides children’s activity bags are not available until further notice.