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   (View Leaflet)

Sunday, 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  (View Leaflet)
ASL Interpreted beginning with Choral Music at 11:00PM

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

Christmas Day  (View Leaflet)
Monday, 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   Eucharist music from around the world


Please Note: The 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30am Masses on Sunday, December 24 are for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. These Masses do not fulfill your Holy Day of Obligation for Christmas. The Vigil Masses for Christmas do not fulfill your Sunday Obligation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.


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