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Organ Recital Sunday, August 6 at 7pm
Basilica organists Andrea Tierney and Cody Lawyer will present compositions from a variety genres, countries, and periods. Make plans to attend, and invite your friends to hear the Basilica's magnificent pipe organ and its many unique voices! A tour of the church will be offered at 6:30pm. Reception to follow. Admission is free. Donations accepted.

Jubilate Deo Youth Schola
Invites youth in Grades 1-12 for a fun year as we explore the musical treasures of the Catholic Church!
Classes are Fridays from 4:15—5:30 pm
*** NEW STUDENTS start Friday, July 28 ***
Returning students start Friday, Sept. 1

Families with new students should register by Tuesday, July 25 so that we can prepare for you!

For more information, download a flyer and visit our Youth Choir page.

On Sunday, July 30, after the 9:00 Mass, the Patrick J. Ryan Knights of Columbus Council 610 is hosting a Fifth Sunday of the Month Rosary in Varallo Parish Hall for the repose of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, open to all parishioners. After the Rosary, donuts, coffee and juice will be served.

On Friday, August 4, we will have First Friday Adoration following the Noon Mass, and concluding with Benediction at 5:30. (Please note the new time for Benediction.)

On Sunday, August 27, at 5:00 pm, we will have our fourth-Sunday chanted Mass in the ancient form of the Roman rite, to celebrate the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Mass is offered in the Church's universal language, Latin, and translations are provided.

At 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 27, instead of our usual fourth-Sunday potluck, all are invited to join us for our 3rd Annual Haiti Dinner and presentation in Varallo Parish Hall. Fr. Alain Prophete, pastor of our sister parish in Haiti, will be visiting the Basilica for the first time. Authentic Haitian cuisine will be served. Bring a dessert to share.


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

The Basilica offers Morning Prayer after the 7am Mass on Mon/Wed/Fri. Vespers (Evening Prayer) is now led by a deacon on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15-5:30pm. Attendees should plan to use their own source such as the Four Volume Liturgy of the Hours, the Book of Christian Prayer, or the iBreviary app on your cell phone.

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 Escriva, and spiritual fellowship. Evenings are from 7-9pm and begin in the church. The next dates are August 2 for Men and August 9 for Women. For details, contact Dan and Nancy Fisher or the parish office.

Fr. Carter is hosting a 12-week book study on The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher. The group is meeting for coffee and discussion at Community Pie (note the location change) on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:30 am from May 12 through July 28.

Our Catholic Motherhood group's next meeting will be Tuesday, August 8 from 10-11:30 am in Varallo Parish Hall. All mothers of all ages are welcome, and nursery care is available.

Our next BACON (Be A CathOlic in the kNow) conference will be Sunday, September 3 after the 9 am Mass in Varallo Parish Hall.

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.

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

Incense for Upcoming Sundays
July 8-30 Regular schedule: 11:30 and 1:30 only

August 5-6 Transfiguration of the Lord: all Masses except 5:30

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