Christmas altar

Christmas Schedule

Come Home for Christmas

Experience The Basilica anew this Christmas. 

The historic Church will be beautifully decorated with evergreen trees and poinsettias. The music, liturgy, and community create a special Christmas experience for all. 

We strongly encourage you to wear a mask to Mass to protect children and those with health concerns. 


Christmas Vigil  
Friday, December 24
2:00pm Eucharist* (livestream)                   organ, cantor, Cathedral Choristers, Children’s Choir and Cherubs
5:00pm Eucharist (livestream)                    Mundus & Juventus, music from around the world      
7:30pm Eucharist                                        piano, cantor, flute, cello
10:30pm Prelude for Christmas                  organ, harp, flute
11:00pm Choral Music                                choir, organ, harp, flute
11:30pm Vigil of Lights                              organ, cathedral choir
Midnight Solemn Eucharist* (livestream)   organ, choir, brass, harp  
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25
7:30am Eucharist at Dawn                        organ, cantor, violin, soprano soloist
9:30am Solemn Eucharist (livestream)*    organ, choir, brass, strings
Celebrant: Archbishop Bernard Hebda (Outdoor Communion offered. See details below. )
11:30am Solemn Eucharist                      organ, choir, brass, strings
5:00pm Eucharist                                     music from around the world
The Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday, December 26
7:30am Eucharist 
9:30am Solemn Eucharist* (livestream)
11:30am Solemn Eucharist
5:00pm Eucharist 
*ASL Interpreted

Livestream link or at


Health and Safety: Welcoming you back to The Basilica with these health and safety steps.

On Christmas Day, we invite those who have participated in the 9:30am Mass via livestream to come to The Basilica to receive Communion. Drive up to the rectory on 17th Street to receive Communion while you remain in your car. We will distribute communion from approximately 10:30 to 11:00am.