A Message from Fr. Daniel Griffith: Join us at The Basilica April 19, 2024

Let the Oppressed Go Free
 – Blessing of the sculpture 

April 21, closing procession for 9:30 and 11:30am Mass
The Let the Oppressed Go Free sculpture by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, depicts Saint Josephine Bakhita opening up the underground and releasing modern-day slaves. The powerful piece, currently on tour across the U.S., was inspired by the scripture “setting free the oppressed” in Isaiah 58:6. The sculpture brings attention to the societal issue by depicting human trafficking slaves being released from captivity.

On Becoming the Body of Christ. Why do we Celebrate the Eucharist? 
April 21, 1:00pm
Dr. Johan van Parys will present the next session in the Source and Summit Series.

Landmark Spark
May 17, International Market Square (IMS) 
Fundraising gala for The Basilica Landmark, an evening of community and connections. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available. 

Dedication & Blessing of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition
Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 9:30am Mass 
In honor of Michael O’Connell and his many years of service to The Basilica and community. Followed by a reception in the lower level. 
Suor Angelica
June 26-29
The co-production of this Giacomo Puccini opera by Out of the Box Opera and The Basilica of Saint Mary will take audiences on an immersive journey through The Basilica. Tickets on sale soon. 

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