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The Basilica of Saint Mary and Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) present Spirit and Soul, A Celebration of Black Performance Styles, which will take place on Friday, April 17 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The event is free and open to all.

This evening of dance, song, and poetry will bring to you performance styles of the Caribbean, West Africa, Brazil, and the United States. There will be an exploration of African musical traditions and how they have blended with different styles and transformed music over time.
It is a night to celebrate the global diffusion of the African Diaspora’s music. Performers include:
 
Truth Maze – Ovadiel,  West Africa-Djembe
Yvette Trotman Troupe, West African Dance
Mestre Yoji Senna, Brazil - Capoeria
Kendra Glenn, US-Spiritual
John Marcus, US-Blues
Wain McFarlane, Jamaica-Reggae
Keah & Emander, US-Soul
Kevin Washington Quartet, US-Jazz
Jack Brass/Wonderland, US-New Orleans Second Line
Coco (Corisha Morgan) Royal Flamez, US-Step Show 
Marshunna Clark, US-Spoken Word
Lynval Jackson International Reggae All Stars, Reggae
Kirk Washington, US Spoken Word
and more.  

Representatives from MCTC groups will assist with back stage and front of house responsibilities: African American Education Empowerment Program (AME), Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) and Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS).  Scholarly knowledge and research for the event provided by   MCTC  instructors  Jay Williams and Charles Watson.

Easter services took place on April 5 at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

Photo provided by: 
Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

Tenebrae, or the office of shadows, took place on Good Friday, April 3, at The Basilica of Saint Mary. This service commemorates the death of Jesus and his descent into hell. Tenebrae is Latin for shadows/darkness. As the service unfolds, all candles and lights in The Basilica are extinguished until only one candle remains. When the last candle is carried out of the church and complete darkness fills The Basilica, the organ and timpani begin a symbolic earthquake. The service ends with thousands of rose petals being dropped from The Basilica dome.

 

Photo provided by: 
Stacy Glaus

 

Photo provided by: 
Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

Good Friday service took place on April 3 at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

Photo provided by: 
Stacy Glaus
Photo provided by: 
Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus

 

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Stacy Glaus
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Stacy Glaus

Holy Thursday service took place on April 2 at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

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Stacy Glaus
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Stacy Glaus
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Stacy Glaus
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Stacy Glaus
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Stacy Glaus

 

 

Palm Sunday Took Place March 29 at Basilica Saint Mary 
Photo provided by: 
David Simpson
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David Simpson
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David Simpson

There are plenty of places to park but please allow yourself extra time to find parking.

 

Holy Thursday - Good Friday
Free parking
Free parking is available on 17th Street. This street will be available for one-way, northbound traffic only beginning on Good Friday, April 3 through Easter Sunday, April 5. Parking may also be available in the lots to the west and north of The Basilica school.

Handicapped Parking
Available in the Cowley lot off 16th Street and throughout The Basilica campus, as marked. Please display your permit.

Pay-to-Park
o    Parking lot under the freeway (west side of church, entrance located off 17th Street) 
      o  $5.00 charge on weekdays before 5:00pm and $2.00 after 5:00pm; cash only
o    Minneapolis Community & Technical College Ramp (east side of church, entrance located off Laurel Ave) 
      o  $5.00 for all-day parking; accepts credit cards

Holy Saturday - Easter Sunday

Free parking
o    Free parking is available on 17th Street. This street will be available for one-way, northbound traffic only beginning on Good Friday, April 3 through Easter Sunday, April 5. 
o    Parking may also be available in the lots to the west and north of The Basilica school.
o    Parking lot under the freeway (west side of church, entrance located off 17th Street) 
o    Minneapolis Community & Technical College Ramp (east side of church, entrance located off Laurel Ave) 

Handicapped Parking
Available in the Cowley lot off 16th Street and throughout The Basilica campus, as marked. Please display your permit.

Click on the icons on this interactive map to see exact details on parking locations and costs.

Triduum/Easter Schedule

Triduum/Easter Sunday Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 2
Noon - Midday Prayer                  
7:00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Supper                 
9:00pm - Quiet Prayer until 10:00pm in the Choir Stalls

Good Friday, April 3
Noon - Stations of the Cross    
3:00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion   
7:00pm - Tenebrae 

Holy Saturday, April 4
Noon - Midday Prayer, in the Choir Stalls
7:00pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection     
        Cathedral Choir, Organ, Flute, Brass & Timpani

Easter Sunday, April 5
7:00am - Eucharist at Sunrise
       Cantor, organ, soprano & violin
9:30am - Solemn Eucharist       
       Cathedral Choir, organ & brass
Noon - Solemn Eucharist       
       Cathedral Choir, organ & brass
4:30pm - Eucharist                    
       Mundus & Juventus
There is no 6:30pm Mass.

Additional details on all these services can be found here

Triduum/Easter schedule at The Basilica

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Basilica of Saint Mary will celebrate Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion and the beginning of Holy Week March 29.

Liturgies begin with fanfare and festivity to model Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, where he was greeted warmly by followers who laid palms in his path. Hundreds of people will gather on the Basilica’s plaza prior to the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses to process into the Basilica with their own palm branches. 

After processing, the liturgy transitions from solemn to somber as we start Holy Week – the week leading up to Easter.

The most important days of Holy week, known as the Sacred Triduum, begin with Holy Thursday on April 2 and continue with Good Friday April 3, Holy Saturday April 4, and Easter Sunday April 5. Nearly 5,000 people will join in this sacred celebration at The Basilica.

Basilica parishioners toured a new affordable housing complex located off West Broadway Crescent in North Minneapolis March 22 following the 9:30am Mass.

The Basilica donated $700,000 from a recent capital campaign to help support CommonBond's iniative to build affordable housing on the north side of Minneapolis. This initial investment helped CommonBond leverage an additional $12 million to complete the facility. 

The 54-unit complex opened to residents in December and has already started a waiting list for future tenants. 

The complex will be managed by CommonBond, which is the midwest's largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing with services. Services, or better known as advantage services, can include anything from homework help to social events for residents. To learn more about their organization, visit their website. To volunteer to help at this location, contact Janice.

Below are a few pictures from the event.

Ann Ruff, CommonBond's Vice President of Resource Development, speaks to Basilica parishioners during the open house for the new CommonBond location on West Broadway Crescent in North Minneapolis.

Fr. John Bauer, pastor of The Basilica, speaks during the open house at the new CommonBond location at West Broadyway Crescent.

 

Basilica parishioners tour a brand new apartment located within CommonBond's newest location at West Broadway Crescent.

 

 

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