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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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409 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
(410) 727-3565 http://americasfirstcathedral.org/

The historic Baltimore Basilica, built from 1806-1821, was the first great metropolitan cathedral constructed in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution.

September 2017

Benefit Concert – Mary’s Home of Maryland

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Come enjoy heavenly music in honor of our Heavenly Mother! The Baltimore-based chamber choir OCTAVUS will sing a Marian-themed program using the gorgeous spaces of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students with valid ID. All proceeds will go to benefit Mary's Home of Maryland, a charity which supports at-risk pregnant women. For tickets click here. To request more information, visit americasfirstcathedral.org, or call…

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November 2017

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – 100th Anniversary Mass

November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Catholic bishops from throughout the United States will join Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, for the celebration of a Mass to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the episcopal conference, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Mass coincides with the start of the Conference's annual fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

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December 2017

Basilica Speaker Series

December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Father Charles Connor of EWTN on “Great Events of U.S. Catholic History in the Baltimore Basilica”; Father Connor will celebrate 6:30 p.m. vigil Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Freewill offering. More information: 410-547-5523  

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January 2018

Life is Beautiful Mass

January 14, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm EST

Archbishop Lori celebrates the annual Respect Life Mass; Culture of Life honorees Linda Brenegan and Father Augustino Torres, CFR, founder of Corazón Puro. For more information: 410-547-5537 or life@archbalt.org

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February 2018

Men’s Discernment Dinner

February 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Evening Mass at the basilica followed by dinner at Archbishop William E. Lori's residence and opportunity to discuss the priesthood with the archbishop, preists and seminarians. For ages 14 and older. Free. Visit bmorevocations.org for more information about the Office of Vocations and click here for details on this event. 

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March 2018

Gangland to Promised Land

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

John Pridmore, former gangster turned Evangelist, will be a speaker at the Baltimore Basilica Speaker series. MILLIONS have been inspired by John Pridmore’s life-changing story. Find out why. Click HERE for the flyer!

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May 2018

Diaconal Ordination

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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July 2018

Magnificat Institute Concert

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

FREE. Fundraiser for Magnificat Institute of Music, based in Jerusalem, sponsored by Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land; 11 students ages 7-18 and three instructors will perform;  443-878-7360

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September 2018

Basilica Speaking Series

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Free; author Matt Fradd reflects, respectively, on “Porn: 7 Myths Exposed,” geared to young adults; and “Parenting the Internet Generation;” americasfirstcathedral.org

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October 2018

Rosary Congress

October 7, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Full schedule at archbalt.org/rosarycongress

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White Mass

October 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Honoring St. Luke, patron of physicians; recognizing all healthcare professionals; celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori; post-Mass luncheon presentation “The Call of Catholic Health Care Today: Challenges, Opportunities, Response” by Father Charles Sikorsky at Mercy Medical Center open to all with registration; bg-cma.org, BaltGuildCMA@gmail.com or 202-256-9987

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Olive Mass

October 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

Celebrating food and blessing those who prepare and serve it; free, all are welcome; 10 a.m. Olive Mass with celebrant Bishop Adam J. Parker and homilist Father Leo E. Patalinghug; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. reception hosted by the The Table Foundation; 12:30-1:30 p.m. panel discussion with local, national and international celebrated culinary professionals; build community, pursue personal growth, be inspired and encouraged, celebrate our passion for hospitality, pray and receive a special blessing; please register and RSVP at 443-330- 7843 or…

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November 2018

Josephites 125th Anniversary

November 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore; 5:30 p.m.; Archbishop Lori celebrates Mass marking 125th anniversary of founding of Baltimore-based Josephites; banquet at 7:30 p.m. at Baltimore Convention Center, tickets $125; josephite.org

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December 2018

Choral Arts Christmas

December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry Streets, Baltimore; 7:30 p.m.; $25-$76; music director Anthony Blake Clark leads Baltimore Choral Arts in holiday favorites; 410-523-7070 or BaltimoreChoralArts.org

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January 2019

Baltimore Symphony Concert

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore; 7 p.m.; Baltimore Symphony brass and percussion concert for the community benefiting My Sister's Place Women's Center, Baltimore City’s longest serving women’s day shelter, which provides three meals a day, job training, counseling and other essential services that assist women and children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness; James Ross, director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Maryland will conduct; features brass and percussion musicians…

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Life is Beautiful Mass

January 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

Baltimore Basilica, 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore; 10:45 a.m.; Archbishop Lori celebrates annual Mass; luncheon to follow; guest speakers are Sisters for Life; Life is Beautiful and Culture of Life awards presented; pilgrims to March for Life receive an episcopal blessing; archbalt.org/respect-life/life-is-beautiful or 410-547-5537

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February 2019

World Day of the Sick

February 10, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm EST
Archbishop Lori visits Camp GLOW participants.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry Streets; 10:45 a.m.; Archbishop William E. Lori celebrates Mass, local observance of Our Lady of Lourdes feast day (Feb. 11) instituted under St. John Paul II; confession before Mass for those requesting Anointing of the Sick, general blessing for all who are ill; Knights of Malta offering Lourdes water; presentation by Dr. Jacek Mostwin of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics to follow at…

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March 2019

St. Patrick Parade Mass

March 10, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Baltimore Basilica, Cathedral and Mulberry Streets, Baltimore; 10:45 a.m.; Archbishop William E. Lori celebrates Mass before

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June 2019

Padre Pio Relics

June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore; Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. veneration, 6:15 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori; Saturday noon-4 p.m. veneration; relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, americasfirstcathedral.org

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September 2019

Basilica Speaker Series

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Basilica Speaker Series: Dr. Janet Smith Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry Streets; 7 p.m.; Dr. Janet Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, authored “Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later” and is columnist for National Catholic Register; angelus.virata@archbalt.org or 410-547-5542

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March 2020

Rachmaninoff ‘All-Night Vigil’

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

The Handel Choir of Baltimore will perform a concert at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore. 

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