A Message from Fr. Daniel Griffith: Advent Greetings December 4, 2023

I wish you and your family a very blessed and prayerful Advent season. 

Advent Greetings

Homily First Sunday of Advent
This is what our Lord wants of us, this Advent, together as a community of faith, we will be transformed.

Safe Hospitality
Starting December 16 we will be limiting entrance points into the church. Our goal is a 100% safe and secure campus for our parishioners and guests.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 7, 5:30pm Vigil Mass
Sips and Noshes following – gourmet small bites and beverages. RSVPs are appreciated for planning.

Friday, December 8
7:00am & Noon Eucharist

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 10, 5:00pm, Basilica
we will celebrate with the Banderas and traditional Aztec dancers in a bi-lingual Mass with music by La Familia Torres-Peña. A procession and dance begins on the plaza at 4:15pm with a fiesta following Mass.

Vespers during the Season of Advent
December 10, 17, 3:00pm
Celebrated in The Basilica Choir Stalls

Advent Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions
December 12, 5:30pm
Gathered in the presence of Christ, we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs.

Messiah Dinner and Concert
December 14, 5:30pm
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and a renowned vocal ensemble. 

Advent Blessing, Dinner and Presentation
December 19, 5:30pm
Presentation from Don Shelby, writer, actor, media personality. Don will share his journey overcoming strokes. Registration required by December 12. Free of charge. 

Christmas 2023 Schedule

The Basilica Fund
Help Sustain and Grow Basilica Ministries. Your financial gifts empower our work.
Your support helps fulfill our mission to be a home for spiritual nourishment, a beacon of hope, and an advocate for change.

Art in background by John August Swanson