October 14, 2021 – Updated information:
**Out of an abundance of caution, masks will be required to be worn over the nose and mouth at all the masses (daily & weekend) for any attendees aged 2yrs and over at all times. Masks will be provided for those who enter our vestibule/sanctuary maskless.**
Please join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays immediately following the noon mass.
The mass schedule for the week beginning Monday, October 18th will be the following:
Monday, October 18, 2021 – 8:30am
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Noon, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following mass.
Thursday,October 21, 2021 – 8:30am
Friday, October 22, 2021 – 8:30am
Confessions are being heard Saturdays from 4:15-5:00pm.
The parish offices are closed to visitors as the Tileston building is currently under construction. Please call the office at (910)762-5491 x-129 to schedule an appointment or for any questions.
Two things. One looking forward and one looking back.
First, it was a pleasure to introduce our Pastoral Year seminarian, Bairon Guerrero at all the Masses last weekend. He will be doing a variety of things while he is here with us- Liturgical work at our Masses, a presence with our School children and helping Deacon John with Faith Formations, sharing in the work of the Sister Isaac Center and our Hispanic Ministry efforts. Our Diocese sent him here, but it did not send him with a car (the diocesan car stayed with the other two seminarians who are continuing their academics in New Orleans.) So…anybody got a car? If donated, it would be accepted as a charitable donation to our Diocese who would then allow Bairon to use it. Please call or email me if you can help.
Second, looking back. I realize that since around St. Patrick’s Day 2020 people have been unable to mourn and grieve as they would usually do. This year, on All Souls’ Day, November 2, we will have a couple of Masses celebrated in which we will be especially mindful of people we have lost (whether from Covid or not, many could not travel as they usually would have done.) To assist in this our Parish will offer 7-9 day candles which you will be able to purchase for $7.50. We will make them available a week before hand so that you can use a Sharpie to write the names you are memorializing and can decorate your candle as well. We will place these candles around the Basilica to burn in memory of all those whom we have lost. We will start the orders this week and collect money when you pick up your candle.
Finally, this is the Month of the Rosary. Try praying it together as a family and use the Joyful or Glorious Mysteries.
Be Well, Do Good!
We thank each of you for the many ways you support our parish and ask that you please continue to support the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary as you are able. We would also like to extend a thank you to our parishioners who currently use EFT to financially support our parish. For those who are not using EFT but wish to continue their charitable support while we are without our regular weekend liturgies (see below). And finally, thank you in advance for your continued support of our parish during this unprecedented time.
- Please mail your envelopes to the parish office located at 412 Ann St., Wilmington, NC 28401
- Or, click here to donate securely online through PayPal.