Daily Holy Communion Distribution

Holy Communion will be distributed after the 11:00 AM live-streaming Daily Mass (Monday through Friday) at St. Mary’s Basilica starting Monday, May 18, 2020. You are welcome to join us between 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM to receive Holy Communion, after participating in the live-streaming Mass. Holy Communion will not be distributed after these hours.

Date: Monday through Friday (Starting Monday, May 18, 2020)
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: St. Mary’s Basilica – 231 N. 3rd Street / Phoenix, AZ 85004
View Live 11 AM Video-Stream Mass: https://www.facebook.com/SMBasilica/
Instructions for Distribution: Holy Communion Distribution


Park in the diocesan garage.
Located on 5th Street between Van Buren Street and Monroe Street.

Upon leaving your vehicle wear a face mask / covering.

Proceed to the outdoor plaza and follow the line, outlined with cones.

Please maintain social distancing.
(6 feet apart between you and the next person / family in line.)

You will enter through the East Side (Ramp) Door.

Sanitize your hands with hand sanitizer provided by the Basilica.

Receive Holy Communion.

The Diocese of Phoenix has requested that communicants receive Holy Communion on the hand as the virus is spread through saliva.

Exit out the West Side (Ramp) Door or the Main Doors.

Please maintain social distancing as you leave the Church.
Please do not use this time to socialize.

Return to the diocesan garage.

Depart to create space for the next group of people to arrive.

Additional Notes:

The Diocese of Phoenix encourage the following to stay home:

  • Those who are feeling sick or have a fever.
  • You have a sick family member at home or have been recently exposed to someone who may be sick.
  • You are a primary caretaker of a vulnerable person.
  • You have been traveling or in large crowds.
  • You are at risk because of preexisting conditions or age.
  • Those considered high risk due to age or chronic health conditions.

Be Healthy
Public places on parish campuses are frequently cleaned and sanitized. These are precautionary measures but the risk of coming into contact with the virus remains. It is important for individuals and families to take personal responsibility to protect themselves.


St. Mary’s Basilica plans to reopen for public Masses on the first weekend in June (June 6-7, 2020). Until then we will continue to live-stream the Daily Mass (Monday through Friday) at 11 AM and then invite Catholics to receive Holy Communion afterwards between 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will provide future guidance as the number of people in church is going to be limited based on social distancing and seating capacity. Thank you for your patience during this time and for supporting our parish as we transition to public Masses in a healthy, smart and holy way.

For More Information:

Parish Manager
Jerome Doris
Phone: 602-354-2100
Email: jdoris@smbphx.org

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