Christmas at The Basilica of Saint Mary
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Mike Jensen

Christmas Schedule

Plan to celebrate this joyous time of year at The Basilica of Saint Mary. The music, liturgy, and community create a special Christmas experience for all who pass through our doors. 

Please plan accordingly for parking and accessibility.  There is ample free parking in the lot under I-94 and in the MCTC ramp. 

Christmas Vigil  

Monday, December 24
3:00pm  Vigil Eucharist organ, cantor, Cathedral Choristers, Children’s Choir and Cherubs, oboe*
5:30pm  Vigil Eucharist Mundus & Juventus
8:00pm  Vigil Eucharist piano, cantor, flute, cello

Christmas Midnight  
ASL Interpreted beginning with Choral Music at 11:00PM

10:30pm  Prelude Music for Christmas harp
11:00pm  Meditation Music  Cathedral Choir, organ, harp, flute
11:30pm  Vigil of Lights organ, Cathedral Choir
Midnight  Solemn Eucharist organ, Cathedral Choir, brass, harp                                               

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
7:30am  Eucharist at Dawn organ, cantor, violin
9:30am  Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, strings,
               
ASL Interpreted
               Celebrant: Archbishop Hebda               

Noon      Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, strings
4:30pm   Festive Eucharist music from around the world

 

*The Archbishop has given permission to celebrate the Vigil Masses starting at 3:00pm.
 

Upcoming Events

Nov 26
2018
Monday
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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
at
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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