daily mass schedule

Saturday 5:30 pm (Sunday's Liturgy)
*Sunday 9:00 am, 11:30 am English, 1:30 pm Español
Monday 7:00 am (Ancient Form), Noon
Tuesday 12:00 noon
Wednesday 7:00 am, Noon
Thursday 12:00 noon
Friday 7:00 am, Noon

*Missa Cantata in the Ancient Form of the Roman Rite - Every 4th Sunday at 5:00 pm


The sacrament of Confession is available starting 30 minutes before each weekend Mass and each daily noon Mass and also by appointment.

prayer & adoration (outside of lent)

•Morning Prayer - after the 7am Mass on Mon/Wed/Fri
•Adoration - First Fridays following the Noon Mass until 5:30 pm Benediction, and continuing from 9pm - 7am

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calendar of events

Anticipated Events at the Basilica for 2017 (PDF)

Anticipated Events at the Basilica for 2018 (PDF)

Basilica Ministry Report for 2017 (PDF)

latest news

  • On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, we will have a bilingual Mass at 10am. There will not be a noon Mass that day.
  • The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24.
  • Our Religious Education classes, RCIA classes, and Youth Group will not be meeting on Sunday, Nov. 26.
  • On Sunday, Nov. 26 at 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday Missa Cantata in the ancient form of the Roman rite, to celebrate the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided. A nursery will be available.
  • Due to Thanksgiving weekend, on Nov. 26 we will not have our usual fourth Sunday Basilica potluck in Varallo Parish Hall.

Incense for Upcoming Weekends
November 25-26 Solemnity of Christ the King: incense at all Masses

See our article, The Use of Incense in the Mass, for more information.
Our annual St. Nicholas Dinner will take place on Sunday, December 3 at 6 pm in Varallo Parish Hall. There will be activities for the children and musical entertainment by our own Andrea Tierney, pianist, and Jubilate Deo Youth Schola. Space is limited, so please sign up in the vestibule today or call the parish office to reserve your place. Please bring a dessert to share. Donations for the catered dinner will be accepted at the door.

Our Women’s Ministries will continue their discernment discussion Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10am in Varallo Parish Hall. The meeting will include a potluck, and afterwards the group will be decorating Varallo Parish Hall for our St. Nicholas Dinner. All women of the parish are invited to participate!
Martin Luther King Blvd. Closure - The City of Chattanooga is renovating Miller Park and MLK Blvd. They will be closing the section of MLK Blvd. between Miller Park and Miller Plaza from Nov. 13 to mid-February, 2018. For more information, see the detour map and project schedule posted by CDOT.
We are looking for volunteers to sing for in our Midnight Mass choir! Rehearsals will be Tuesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 6-7:30pm, and Sat., Dec. 23 from 10-11:30am. This invitation is open to anyone who can read music and can commit to at least two of the Tuesday rehearsals and the final Saturday rehearsal. Please contact Debi Crabtree or Maria Rist by Nov. 20 so that music can be ordered.
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, our Catholic Motherhood Ministry invites all mothers of all ages to a meeting at 7pm in Varallo Parish Hall followed by Mom’s Night Out at a nearby restaurant. We will also meet Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10-11:30am in Varallo Parish Hall to study the book, "The Power of Silence" by Cardinal Sarah. A nursery will be available. All mothers of all ages are welcome.  

On Friday, December 1, we will have First Friday Adoration following the Noon Mass, and concluding with Benediction at 5:30. An all-night Adoration Vigil, organized by our Hispanic community, will continue from 9pm to 7am.

A monthly Evening of Recollection is offered at the Basilica. The evenings, led by a Basilica priest, include Adoration,confessions, a meditation on the writings of St. Josemaria Escrivá, and spiritual fellowship. Evenings are from 7-9pm and begin in the church. The next dates are Dec. 13 for Men and Dec. 20 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

Our That Man is You group meets on Saturdays at 7am in Varallo Parish Hall. The fall session will conclude on December 9.

We began a Friday Book Study on October 21. The group meets Fridays from 7:40 am – 8:25 am at Camp House. We are discussing Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture by Anthony Esolen.

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