Upcoming Events

"...but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." -1 John 1:7

Upcoming Events Summary

  1. RCIA: BECOMING CATHOLIC & ADULT CONFIRMATION – Starting September 16 at 7PM in Borders Hall If you or anyone you know who is interested in becoming Catholic or in Adult Confirmation, please register online through our website.
  2. HOW TO PRAY AND NOT BE BORED: Starting on Sunday, December 1st
  3. CHRISTMAS WITH CHORAL ARTS: December 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  4. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE BASILICA: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  5. ST. PHILOMENA HOMESCHOOL CHOIR: December 15, 2019 after the 10:45AM Mass
  6. THURSDAY ADORATION – Every Thursday from 8AM-8PM in the Undercroft
  7. P3 BALTIMORE for Young Adults – Every Thursday night from 6:30PM-8PM in the Undercroft. Social afterwards.


How to Pray and NOT be Bored!

The liturgical season of Advent is fast approaching! It’s literally just around the corner. Wanna know the best way to prepare yourself this Advent? One of the best ways is through PRAYER!

Starting on Sunday, December 1st, the Basilica of the Assumption invites everyone to participate in a three-part Advent series on Prayer called “How to Pray and NOT Be Bored!” This series will take place on December 1st, 8th, and 15th in the Undercroft of the Basilica. No registration required. Just show up!

This Advent, learn how to pray so you are fully engaged in preparing your hearts and minds to receive the REASON FOR THE SEASON–JESUS CHRIST this Christmas. Find this event on Facebook here.

Christmas with Choral Arts

Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Leo Wanenchak, organ
The Baltimore Choral Arts Orchestra

Holiday choral favorites in the historic and inspiring setting of The Baltimore Basilica continue a 36-year tradition. Explore the Christmas story and spirit with the sumptuous sounds of voices and strings. This performance will be broadcast on WMAR-TV and aired on 88.1, WYPR Radio and 91.5 FM, WBJC.

*PLEASE NOTE: the Rear Balcony and Side Balcony are ONLY accessible via stairs.

Tickets are available here.

This concert is general admission within specific sections. Please refer to the seating chart for more information. For accessibility needs, please call the box office at 410-523-7070 ext 301.

Christmas Festival at the Basilica

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Share in the spirit of the season to benefit Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore City and My Sister’s Place Women’s Center.

Featuring Performances by:

  • Baltimore Choral Arts Society
  • Morgan State University Choir
  • CoroLAB

Tickets Include:
Concert at the Basilica, beginning at 7:30 pm (409 Cathedral Street); Post-concert wine, cheese and desert reception, immediately following the concert at Enoch Pratt Free Library (400 Cathedral Street); And nearby garage parking validation (15 West Franklin Street).

Tickets available here.

Christmas Festival at the Basilica

Sunday, December 15, 2019 after the 10:45 AM Mass

St. Philomena Homeschool Choir will join us once again for a free Christmas Concert immediately following the 10:45 AM Mass.  This excellent children’s choir will perform a program including: The Angel Gabriel – Gloria, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Dona Nobis Pachem, Lo How the Rose ‘Er Blooming, O Come All Ye Faithful – Adeste Fidelis, Cor Jesu, Carol of the Bells, Ubi Caritas, Silent Night ~ Night of Silence, Ave Maria, Child of the Poor ~ What Child is This, O Holy Night, Joy to the World, and Glory to God in the Highest.  Learn more about the St. Philomena Homeschool Choir by visiting their webpage.


Every Thursday! ADORATION

Every Thursday from 8AM-8PM in the Undercroft

Every Thursday! P3 Baltimore: A Weekly Young Adult Night in the Basilica’s Undercroft

We are launching a new weekly initiative for young adults, called P3 Baltimore. P3 stands for Prayer, Penance and Pub. It is intentionally focused on JESUS so everyone can encounter Him in the Eucharist. The EUCHARIST is the SOURCE OF ALL HOPE! From 6:30PM to 8PM we will have Adoration, Reflection, Confession and Benediction. Then, we’ll head to the local Pub for our social. As Fr. James said in the church bulletin, “WE MUST BE FED. We need to form friendships. We need the Eucharist. P3 is about forming friendship with God and with each other.”

P3 Schedule:

6:30-7:00PM   Quiet Adoration and Confession in the Undercroft
7:00-7:20PM   Reflection given by a priest or a deacon
7:20-7:50PM   Quiet Adoration to reflect on the Reflection
7:50-8:00PM   Benediction
8:00PM             Social at Mick O’Sheas

To listen to previous P3 Talks, click here.

Every First Saturday: Mass in the Undercroft at 10AM.

Join us for First Saturday Mass at 10AM followed by a Holy Hour. During Adoration, Confessions will be available.


Fill out the form below to register!

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