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with Voci Virili Men’s Consort and
Voice of Reason Women’s Ensemble
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil
Admission $20 (Free to students with valid ID)
Historical tour of the church at 6:30 pm
Reception to follow in Varallo Parish Hall
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REGISTER HERE FOR OUR 2017-18 PROGRAMS that began on Sunday, September 10 -
Religious Education Classes for Age 3 - Grade 12 10:15-11:15am Sundays in the St. Dominic Building
Middle School and High School Youth Group 5:30-7:30pm most Sundays at All Saints Academy (contact Debbie Cliche for full calendar)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) 10:15-11:15am Sundays in the St. Dominic Building

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 17, we will be offering an 8-week course entitled Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible. We will meet in the Schmidt conference room located in the parish office from 10:15am until 11:15am. For more information, contact the parish office.

On Sunday, September 24, at 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday chanted Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite, to celebrate the 16th Sunday after Pentecost. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided. A nursery will be available.

At 6:30 pm on Sunday, September 24, all are invited to join us for our fourth Sunday Basilica potluck in Varallo Parish Hall. Bring a dish or two to share.

Our monthly BACON (Be A CathOlic in the kNow) conference will continue on Sunday, October 1 at 10:15 am in Varallo Parish Hall. The Dominican Sisters will speak on Dominican Spirituality. Coffee, bacon, and biscuits will be provided.

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 Oct. 4 for Men and Oct. 11 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

On Friday, October 6, we will have First Friday Adoration following the Noon Mass, and concluding with Benediction at 5:30.

Our Catholic Motherhood group will meet Tuesday, October 10 from 10-11:30 am in Varallo Parish Hall. All mothers of all ages are welcome, and nursery care is available. Contact Rachel Wesson for more information.

Our That Man is You group is back in session on Saturdays at 7am in Varallo Parish Hall.


Please take the time to fill out this quick survey put together in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council so that we can better plan for the future here at Sts. Peter and Paul.

The tabulated results of our recent "Town-hall Meeting" have been posted and can be viewed by clicking this link: Town Hall Meeting Results
Lenten devotions at the Basilica include Wednesday and Friday Vespers at 5:45pm, Stations of the Cross at 6pm, Friday afternoon Adoration and 6:30 dinner and faith formation. Here is a snapshot of our Holy Week schedule:
  • Wednesday 4/12 - 5:45pm Vespers, 6pm Stations, and 6:30 pm Seder Meal (RSVP by April 6)
  • Holy Thursday 4/13 - 6pm Holy Thursday Mass (Bilingual), Adoration until Midnight
  • Good Friday 4/14 - 1-3pm Confessions, 3pm Stations (Bilingual), 6pm The Passion of the Lord Liturgy (Bilingual)
  • Holy Saturday 4/15 - 8:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass (Bilingual)
  • Easter Sunday 4/16 - 9am & 11:30am English Masses, 1:30pm Spanish Mass
Download our full schedule below:
Lent and Holy Week 2017 - Schedule of Liturgies and Devotions at the Basilica

Sign Up to Pray Rosary for RCIA
Starting OCTOBER 1, our parish will start praying for those in RCIA by sending the RCIA Rosary to a different home each week. Praying for those who have come to the doors of the Church seeking to learn more about Jesus through His Church  is a responsibility and privilege of the laity. The RCIA Rosary will be presented to a family, couple, or individual each Sunday at the conclusion of the 9:00 Mass. They will take the Rosary home and use it as a focal point while praying daily for those in RCIA and those assisting those on the journey of faith. In successive weeks, the Rosary is passed to other homes. Sign up in the vestibule!

We are in need of donations for altar flowers. Please consider being a supporter of the Basilica's apostolate of beauty.  Maybe you want to honor a family member, a birthday, or an anniversary! Contact the parish office for details.

Incense for Upcoming Sundays
August 5-6 Transfiguration of the Lord: all Masses except 5:30

August 12-13 Regular schedule resumes: 11:30 and 1:30 only

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

Highlights of the Liturgical Year

Potluck reception to follow in Varallo Parish Hall
Nursery will be available

Admission is FREE. Donations to support sacred music concerts at the Basilica will be accepted.