The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the Church’s central act of Divine Worship. We invite you to join us in our Eucharistic celebration and be nourished by the grace of God. At its heart, the Eucharist is a sacrament of communion, bringing us closer to God and to our brother and sisters in the Body of Christ. If we live the fruits of the Eucharist in our daily lives, we will fill our families and our communities with the life-giving qualities that the Liturgy brings: hospitality, concern for the poor and vulnerable, self-offering, and thanksgiving. For more information on how to connect your life to the liturgy download this resource produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Liturgy and Life
At St. Mary’s, our Sunday liturgies are celebrated in English with some bilingual music in English and Spanish. Latin, the Church’s mother tongue, is also used in much of the music that is sung during the liturgy. On some occasions, masses may be celebrated with a greater bilingual emphasis or entirely in Spanish, such as the celebrations for Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th or for weddings and funerals at the request of the family.
Monday through Friday
12:05 PM accompanied by the Basilica Pipe Organ (Tuesday-Friday)
5:00 PM with the Basilica Schola
9:00 AM with the Basilica Choir
11:00 AM with the Basilica Schola
Holy Days of Obligation
Recited at Noon before Mass Monday-Friday.
St. Anthony Devotions
Tuesdays after the 12:05 PM Mass with Veneration of the Relic of St. Anthony
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Thursdays after the 12:05 PM Mass in St. Anne’s Chapel, concluding with Benediction at 2:00 PM.
Sacred Heart Devotions
First Fridays of the Month after the 12:05 PM Mass.
Rosary for the Respect and Dignity of All Life
Second Fridays of the Month after the 12:05 PM Mass.
During the Seasons of Advent and Lent, Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) are celebrated in the Basilica each Sunday at 5.00 p.m.
On other occasions such as the Solemnity of Saint Francis of Assisi, Lauds (Morning Prayer) is celebrated as announced.
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.