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March 25-26, 2023 | 5th Sunday of Lent

2nd Collection for St. Vincent de Paul

*The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will take place during the Saturday, 5:00pm Mass.

Saturday, March 25
5:00pm Mass of Anticipation
Celebrant: Fr. Paul Feela
Music: cantor, organ
Missa Choralis: College of Saint Benedict & Saint John University Chamber Choir | Brad Miller, director        

Sunday, March 19
7:30am Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Brandenhoff
Music: cantor, organ

9:30am Mass*
Celebrant: Fr. Christopher Collins, SJ
Music: cantor, Basilica Cathedral Choir, organ

11:30am Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Harry Tasto
Music: cantor, Mundus (Adult Contemporary Choir), piano

3:00pm Lenten Vespers
Presider:  Johan van Parys, Director of Liturgy
Music: The Basilica Schola Cantorum

5:00pm Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Gillespie, OP
Music: cantor, contemporary ensemble,  piano




My Jesus,
I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.


Saint Thomas Aquinas described Spiritual Communion as an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in Sacramental Communion.