The Basilica of Saint Mary

The communal celebration of the liturgy is the "source and summit" of the life of a parish. It is in the liturgy that we express who we are as Christians. It is in the liturgy that we continue to be formed in the ways of our Christian life. The celebrant of the liturgy is the entire community, from priest to parishioner, from musician to minister of hospitality. The preferred language of the liturgy is art in its many different expressions: architecture, music, visual arts, movement and poetry.

At The Basilica of Saint Mary, with its magnificent building, artistic riches, musical talent and thriving community, we hold this mandate to heart. From very traditional celebrations with the Basilica Cathedral Choir and small orchestra, to West African sounds and Mexican dances, to piano and guitar; whatever language or music is used, the liturgy is like no other. Join us today and experience the joy of life in Christ Jesus as never before.

Schedule of Liturgies
Times and locations of our services. To volunteer in liturgical ministry, visit the Liturgical Ministries page on MyBasilica.

Liturgical Year
Overview of the Catholic liturgical year and rituals.
History and theology of the Catholic sacraments.
Learn how the arts are integral to the liturgy. To volunteer to help with art exhibits and concerts, visit the Sacred Arts MyBasilica page.
Look at church architecture in a new and exciting way.
Discover how music is essential to the liturgy. Visit the Music page on MyBasilica to get involved.

Special Liturgies
View a regularly updated list of special liturgies, prayer services, visiting musicians and other liturgy-related events at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

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