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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession and Spanish Mass
Monday, December 11 at 8pm (Rosary at 7pm)

Posada Nativity Play and Luncheon
Saturday, December 16 at 10am at All Saints Academy -
presented by our Hispanic RE students—All are invited
Catholics have an obligation to attend a Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent and another Mass for Christmas.

4th Sunday of Advent Masses Dec. 23-24-  Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 9 & 11:30am, 1:30pm Spanish

Christmas Masses (click here for flyer) -
Christmas Vigil Sun. 5:30pm (5pm prelude) - Midnight Mass Choir
Midnight Mass (Sun. 11:30 pm prelude) -  Gloria Dei Schola & Jubilate Deo Youth Schola
Christmas Day Mon. Noon Mass (bilingual) - Spanish choir (Coro)

Beginning Sunday, Dec. 24, our Religious Education, RCIA, Youth Group, and Jubilate Deo Youth Schola will be on Christmas break and will not meet again until January.

The parish office will be closed beginning Fri., Dec. 22nd, in observance of Christmas. During Christmas week, the office will be open only on Wed., Dec. 27. We will return to our normal office hours on Tuesday, January 2.

On  Tuesday, Dec. 12 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. All mothers of all ages are welcome.

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.

On Friday, January 5, 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 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.
We are exploring the possibility of chartering American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA troops at the Basilica.  An informational meeting for parents and youth (ages 5-17) interested in joining a Catholic Troop will be held in Varallo Parish Hall on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 am.

Incense for Upcoming Weekends and Holy Days

Advent Masses:  incense at 11:30 & 1:30 Sunday Masses as usual

Christmas Day: incense at all Christmas Masses from Dec. 24 5pm, Midnight and Noon on Dec. 25

Holy Family (Dec. 30-31): incense at 11:30 & 1:30 Sunday Masses as usual

Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1):  incense at all Masses

Epiphany (Jan. 6-7): incense at all Masses

Baptism of the Lord (Jan. 8):  incense at Noon Mass

See our article, The Use of Incense in the Mass, for more information.

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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