Holy Week and Easter Schedule

During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son out of His great love for us.  All are welcomed to join us at St. Mary’s Basilica, a Franciscan Community, and the Mother Church of Phoenix, AZ.  For more information about St. Mary’s Basilica visit our “About Us” page.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lenten Communal Reconciliation Service
Time:  3:30 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Vigil of Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Time:  5:00 PM Solemn Mass
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Time:  9 AM and 11 AM Solemn Masses
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica
Note:  Blessing of Palms and Outdoor Procession

Solemn Vespers
Time: 5:00 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Tuesday, March 26, 2018

Tenebrae Service
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Holy Thursday / Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Time:  7 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica
Note:  Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Sacred Garden until 12 AM.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stations of the Cross
Time:  12 PM Noon
Location:  Diocesan Plaza

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion  (Good Friday)
Time:  3 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Taize Contemplative Service (Good Friday)
Time:  7 PM
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection
Time:  8 PM – Starts with Candle Light Procession from the Plaza
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica
Note:  Includes celebration of adult Baptism and reception into the Church.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord
Time:  7 AM, 9 AM and 11 AM Solemn Masses
Location:  St. Mary’s Basilica
Note:  The 11 AM Mass will include a procession for children.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Time:  After the 11 AM Mass
Location:  Outdoor Plaza next to St. Mary’s Basilica

Map and Directions

Parking Information

Free parking is available for parishioners and visitors attending Mass and sponsored events at St. Mary’s Basilica.  Our parking garage is located on 5th Street between Van Buren Street and Monroe Street.

For More Information:

St. Mary’s Basilica
231 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone:  602-354-2100
Email:  frontdesk@smbphx.org

3 Comments on “Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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  2. Hello and good morning. I was wondering where the Diocesan Plaza is located in relation to the basilica?

    • I hope you found our plaza which is located right next to the Basilica. Sorry for the late response, just now read your comment.

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