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

Liturgical Ministry Appeal
The new year brings an opportunity to appreciate our gifts and to make resolutions. Now that we have finished a season of beautiful Advent and Christmas Masses, we want to acknowledge those who serve in our liturgical ministries at the Basilica, and to appeal to parishioners who are not yet involved in one of our liturgical ministries to consider serving:  Altar Guild,  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Sacred Music, Sacristans, and Ushers/Greeters/Announcers. To answer the call to serve, please download our Liturgical Ministry Form or pick one up in the vestibule and turn it in to the parish office.

On Sunday, January 28, at 5pm we invite you to join us for our fourth Sunday Missa Cantata, a chanted Latin Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite. Our monthly Basilica Potluck will follow.

Moved by Grace is a movement class for women that works on building strength and endurance, as well as flexibility and balance while focusing on a prayer or devotion to calm the mind and relax the body.  For information about the class, you contact Becky Dempsey in the parish office. Tuesday classes will begin on January 9th at 8am in Varallo Parish Hall. This is an 8-week series which runs through March 6. Please bring a mat for class.

A Spanish class will be starting on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm beginning January 10 in the Religious Education building. There is no fee for the class but those interested must register by calling the parish office.
Because we are blessed with a large number of inquirers, RCIA will be in Varallo Parish Hall until Pentecost. That means that BACON 2018 will have to be delayed until then for lack of space. But fret not!  The RCIA experience is a great opportunity for those already Catholic to learn about the faith as well. Join us any Sunday after the 9 AM Mass. Click here for the schedule of topics, which will also be posted in the vestibule. 
On Tuesday, Feb. 13 the Catholic Motherhood ministry will meet from 10-11:30am in Varallo Parish Hall to study the book, "The Power of Silence" by Cardinal Sarah. A nursery will be available.

Also, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, our Catholic Motherhood ministry will meet at 7pm in Varallo Parish Hall followed by Mom’s Night Out at City Cafe. All mothers of all ages are welcome to both events.

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 Feb. 7 for Men and Feb. 21 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

On Friday, February 2, 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.

Our That Man is You group meets on Saturdays at 7am in Varallo Parish Hall. The group is on break through Christmas but will resume on Jan. 20.

We began a Friday Book Study on Oct. 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. We will resume meeting on Jan. 19.

We are collecting Coats for Kids this winter. Please bring new or gently used, clean coats in youth sizes to the marked container in the vestibule.
We are now requesting nominations for the Parish Pastoral Council. Each person submitting his/her name or another person’s name shall write a brief letter to Fr. Carter stating qualifications for serving on the council by February 19. Appointments are made by the pastor, who may employ the help of anyone he deems appropriate.
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.

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