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Minneapolis interfaith community leaders share a message of one voice and shared hope. 

 

 

 

"God’s first language is silence. Everything else is a translation.
Faith is opening and surrendering to God. The spiritual Journey does not require going anywhere because God is already with us and in us.”
Fr. Thomas Keating


Please join us in celebrating Holy Week at Home this year. We have compiled tools and resources for you to plan and prepare for Holy Week in your home. Combining what you can do at home with what we can bring to you via live stream we hope to make this Holy Week memorable and meaningful. Please contact us with questions or suggestions.

Holy Week at Home

Holy Week Schedule: 

To live stream, click here or visit facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.

Holy Thursday (April 9)
9:15am Morning Prayer
12:00Noon Mass
7:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Supper*


Good Friday (April 10)
9:15am Morning Prayer
12:00Noon Station of the Cross
3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion*
7:00pm Tenebrae*


Holy Saturday (April 11)
9:15am Morning Prayer
12Noon Midday Prayer
7:00pm Celebration of the Resurrection*


Easter Sunday (April 12)
9:30am Solemn Eucharist with Archbishop Bernard Hebda*


*ASL interpreted

 

Light of Faith

 

Basilica Community,

I hope this message finds you and your family staying well during this challenging time. As you know, we have suspended all public Masses and gatherings; however we are still connecting via conference call, Facebook, and Zoom. 

We are live streaming our daily Masses at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. The videos are available at here after each Mass.

We will be live streaming our Holy Week services beginning with 9:30am Mass on Palm Sunday. Easter Mass with Archbishop Hebda at 9:30am will also be broadcast on 830 WCCO Radio.

We will be sending an email to all of our parishioners with ideas about ways to celebrate Holy Week at home. 
 
We would like to hear from you, please let us know if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions to better serve you. We may not be able to implement all your suggestions, or respond to all your questions and concerns, but we will do our very best.

We know this is a challenging time financially for everyone. If you are able to continue to support The Basilica financially, we thank you. You may make a gift online at mary.org/donate.

If you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry
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In 2013 Pope Francis issued his first encyclical: “Lumen Fidei: Light of Faith.” In that encyclical Pope Francis said: 

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but rather a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, and a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.”

May the light of faith guide and comfort us at this time.  And may we pray for and with each other, that together, we might find our way though these challenging times.

Pope Francis invites everyone to join him on Friday, March 27 in prayer for the end to the coronavirus pandemic and for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing for the City and for the World. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast by Vatican News at 12:00pmCDT.

 

 

 

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Connected. 

A message from Fr. John Bauer, Pastor

 

 

Basilica Community,

I hope you and your families are staying well. As you know, we have suspended all public Masses and gatherings; however we are still connecting via conference call, Facebook, and Zoom. 

We are live streaming Mass Monday-Friday at noon and Sundays at 9:30am at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. The videos are available at here after each Mass.

We are also posting Stations of the Cross and Vespers. Many people have let us know how much they appreciate having access to these Basilica services. 

Please let us know if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions to better serve you. 

We know this is a challenging time financially for everyone. If you are able to continue to support The Basilica financially, we thank you. You may make a gift online at mary.org/donate.

If you find yourself needing financial support, we invite you to connect with our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry

Together, we will get though these challenging times. The threat of the Coronavirus has forced us to acknowledge that we need each other. As a community of faith we need to look after each other, to care for each other, to respond to the needs of each other, and perhaps most importantly to pray for each other.

 

 

Our newest Icon at The Basilica is Mary Untier of Knots. I would like to close today with a prayer to Mary, modeled after a prayer of Pope Francis.

Holy Mother of God and our Mother, to you who untie with a motherly heart the knots in our lives, we pray to you to receive into your hands all those impacted by the Coronavirus. 

Through your intercession and your example deliver us from all evil. Untie the knots that prevent us from being united with God, so that free from sin may find God in all things, may have our hearts placed in him, and my serve God always in our brothers and sisters. Amen.

 

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Schedule Changes Due to COVID-19

A message from Fr. John Bauer, Pastor

 

 

Basilica Community,
 
The Basilica will be suspending all public Masses, Confession, and Stations of the Cross until further notice to protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community.
 
Join us for Mass on Facebook live at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls Monday-Friday at noon and Sundays at 9:30am. The videos will be available at mary.org after each Mass.
 
• All public events and activities are suspended until further notice. All updates will be posted to mary.org.
• The Basilica church will be open for private prayer only, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
• The Basilica staff office will be open Monday- Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Our staff will be in the office or working from home as needed. Meetings/appointments will take place via conference call or Zoom video.
• The Basilica will continue to respond to pastoral emergencies, questions, and concerns. While we might not have the information immediately, we will provide it as soon as possible.
 
As your financial circumstances allow, please consider continuing your support of The Basilica. You may make a gift online at mary.org/donate. Please know this would be greatly appreciated.
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Please continue to pray as a community and as individuals for those impacted by the Coronavirus.
 
God of all Creation, from the beginning of time you have shown your love for your people.
When you sent your son, Jesus, to live among us you shared our human joys as He celebrated with the wedding guests and you experienced our human pains in His suffering and death.
Be near to us in these days of uncertainty and fear.
Give us hope and trust as we are made to face our human frailty.
Grant us peace, wisdom, and courage as we work together to overcome this crisis.
And strengthen our faith, that with you we can conquer all evil and distress.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
 
 

As a Basilica community, we will plan to share information that may be helpful at this time.
Please note, this list is compiled from several sources; there are many different sources available.
Please verify all services offered. 


A listing of community resources available:

Free lunches for students:

https://kstp.com/coronavirus/list-of-restaurants-offering-free-lunches-while-schools-are-cloased/5674954/?cat=12196&fbclid=IwAR3Eej72zVYMcK04oXCNfdm_lvpxbATrVo8Z5RT4SAz50pBPNmUY-pbSQ70

Learning websites:
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
 

CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html
 

MN Dept of Education

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/

 

 

 

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