In the Footsteps of Jesus:  A Lenten Journey

Date: Saturday, March 7, 9am-Noon

When Jesus said, “Come, follow me” (Matthew 4:9), He wasn’t just talking to his apostles but to each and every one of us. Come learn how we might continue to follow in His footsteps during this holy season of Lent. Join us for this half day retreat with St. Joseph’s previous Associate Pastor, Fr. Charlie Krieg, CM on March 7th from 9am-Noon. Doors open at 8:30am and a light breakfast will be provided. Cost: $15 

The Ultimate Love: A Retreat on the Eucharist & Prayer

Date: Friday, March 20, 9am-Noon

How does the Eucharist embody the love that Christ expressed on the Cross? And why is Lent a powerful time to enhance your prayer life? Come find out at the second of our Lenten Retreat Series. Join Shrine chaplains Fr. Daniel Mentesana, IVE and Fr. Ted Trinko, IVE on Friday, March 20th from 9am-Noon. Doors open at 8:30am and a light breakfast will be provided. Cost: $15.

New Life in Christ: A Reflection on Dying to Self

Date: Friday, March 27, 9am-Noon

Venerable Fulton Sheen once wrote, “Unless there is a Good Friday in life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” Join us for this half day retreat with Dr. Ximena DeBroeck, Director of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Adjunct Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, on Friday, March 27th from 9am-Noon as we reflect on how death is an invitation to eternal life. Doors open at 8:30am and a light breakfast will be provided. All are invited to stay afterwards for daily Adoration & Confession from 12:15pm-1:15pm with Mass at 1:30pm.

Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, April 9th

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30pm

All are welcome to join us for Mass on Holy Thursday at 7:30pm in the Basilica. Holy Thursday begins the sacred celebration of the Easter Triduum. Over these next few days, we acknowledge Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice to save us from sin, as well as celebrate His resurrection. There is no 1:30 Mass this day.

Friday, April 10th

Stations of the Cross: 12pm

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3pm

Join us as Holy Week continues on Good Friday. We will celebrate the Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion in the Basilica at 3pm. An ASL interpreter will be present. Good Friday begins the Easter Triduum, where we enter into Jesus’ last days here on Earth, including his death on the cross. There is no 1:30pm Mass this day.

Saturday, April 11th

Easter Vigil: 8pm

Join us as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at the Easter Vigil, beginning at 8pm. An ASL interpreter will be present.

Sunday, April 12th

Easter Sunday Mass: 1:30pm

We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate the joy of Jesus’ resurrection at Easter Sunday Mass. It takes place at 1:30pm.

As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, the Easter Triduum draws to a close and the week-long observance of Holy Week ends.

On Easter Sunday, the Basilica opens at 12pm and closes after Mass at 3pm. Confession and Adoration are available at 12:15-1:15pm, followed by Mass.

The museum and visitor center are closed this day. No Historic Home Tours are available.