Announcements and Church News

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Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Basilica
Monday, May 1 from 7am—4pm
The Basilica is hosting the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday, May 1st, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, as part of a tour in honor of the 100th anniversary of Fatima apparitions. The Basilica will be open from 7am—4pm, with the statue on display. Many favors and graces including cures, and countless conversions, are associated with the historic image. Events will include:
7 am - Mass in the ancient form
10 am - Procession, Crowning, and Rosary in Spanish
11:30 am - Rosary in English
Noon - Mass followed by a talk, consecration, and Scapular enrollment

Fr. Carter is offering a monthly Evening of Recollection: for Men, normally on the first Wednesday of each month (next one is May 3), and for Women, normally on the second Wednesday of each month (due to Holy Week, the next one will be Apr. 19). The evenings include Adoration, confessions, a meditation on the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva, and spiritual fellowship. Evenings are from 7-9pm and begin in the church. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

Our parish celebration of First Holy Communion will be Sat., April 22 at our 5:30 Vigil Mass.

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, we will have a Holy Hour from 3-4pm, including Adoration and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
 
On Sunday, Apr. 23, at 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday Missa Cantata, a chanted Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided.

At 6:30 pm on Sunday, Apr. 23, parishioners and visitors are invited to join us for our fourth-Sunday Basilica potluck in Varallo Parish Hall. Bring one or two favorite dishes to share.

We have another Adult Faith Formation series starting on Wednesdays beginning April 26, from 7-8:30 pm. We will be viewing The Pivotal Player series by Bishop Robert Barron. Come see his excellent explorations of six of the most influential figures in Catholicism. Watch the bulletin and contact Barbara Golder for details.

Due to our priests’ travel obligations, our deacons will be offering Communion services at our regular Mass times on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26.

On Sunday, April 30th, the St. Ambrose Homeschool Co-op will be hosting coffee and donuts between our morning Masses.

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We are in need of donations for altar flowers during the Easter season and beyond.

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.

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

The Pivotal Players Series

7-8:30pm Wednesdays, April 26 - July 12

Join us in the St. Dominic Building to view and discuss Bishop Robert Barron's excellent explorations of six of the most influential figures in Catholicism. We will begin with St. Francis of Assisi. Download a schedule of dates each figure will be covered.

Voci Virili Men’s Consort presented A Capella Traditions at the Basilica on Feb. 12, 2017.
LISTEN HERE to the Feb. 12 VOCI VIRILI concert

LISTEN to the conclusion of the concert