Christmas & Advent Calendar






Sunday, December 1
Blessing of the Advent Wreath
First Sunday of Advent
All weekend Masses as regularly scheduled.


Monday, December 9
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patronal Feast of the United States of America
 (not a holy day of obligation this year)
8:15am and 12pm Masses in the Basilica
(no morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel)


Thursday, December 12
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
7:30am Mass in the Basilica.
No 7am Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
No 12pm Communion Service


Sunday, December 22
Lessons and Carols
Fourth Sunday of Advent
7:30pm in the Basilica.


Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
Every Saturday from 9:30am – 10:30am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.


Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord “Christmas”
Vigil Masses at 4pm and 6pm in the Basilica
10pm ‐ Mass during the Night in the Basilica,
preceded by a Prelude of Christmas Music at 9:30pm.


Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas)
7:30am ‐ Mass at Dawn in the Basilica.
Masses at 9:15am, 11am, and 12:45pm in the Basilica. (no 5:30pm mass)


Weekdays ‐ Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 31
Octave Days of Christmas
Masses at 7:30am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Communion Services at 12pm.


Sunday, December 29
Sunday within the Octave of Christmas
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
All weekend Masses as regularly scheduled.


Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Octave Day of Christmas
The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Mass at 12pm in the Basilica.


Sunday, January 5
The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
All weekend Masses as regularly scheduled.


Sunday, January 12
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
and the Conclusion of Christmas Time
All weekend Masses as regularly scheduled