Christmas at The Basilica of Saint Mary
Photo provided by: 
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  

Tuesday, December 24
3:00pm  Vigil Eucharist organ, cantor, Cathedral Choristers, Children’s Choir and Cherubs, oboe*
             
Celebrant: Archbishop Bernard Hebda
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
Wednesday, December 25
7:30am  Eucharist at Dawn organ, cantor, violin
9:30am  ASL Interpreted
             
Solemn Eucharist organ, choir, brass, strings,
              
Celebrant: Archbishop Bernard 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

Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 3
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.
Dec 3
2019
Tuesday
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5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 8
2019
Sunday
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4:30 PM
In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will celebrate with the Banderas and traditional Aztec dancers in a bi-lingual Mass at 4:30pm with music by La Familia Torres-Peña. A...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 10
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.
Dec 10
2019
Tuesday
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5:30 PM
Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions will be celebrated in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level.
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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9:30 AM
Bring the infant Jesus from your home creche for a special blessing at the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass.
Childrens Christmas Musical 2017
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Christmas musical presented by the Children’s Choirs and faith formation students.Please bring a new toy for the Ascension Parish toy drive. Sunday, December 15, 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta...
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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11:30 AM
Bring the infant Jesus from your home creche for a special blessing at the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass.
Dec 15
2019
Sunday
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3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young adults, please join us for our first ever BYA cookie baking contest! We will be having young adult men baking against the young adult women in a spirited competition to make the best tasting...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Dec 17
2019
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls directly behind the high altar.