On November 17, 2018 at 5:30PM, the Priests and Brothers of St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart will celebrate a special Mass honoring 125 years of Evangelization in and with the African American Community in the United States.
We have new extended hours during the week. The Basilica doors are open Monday-Friday from 7am - 8pm, Saturday from 7am - 630pm, and Sunday from 7am - 530pm. You are welcome to go to Confession, attend Mass, take a tour, or simply pray. We hope our Basilica is a place of refuge in Baltimore. Please visit us and enjoy the peace and healing of Jesus Christ.

Mass

Monday – Friday:  7:30am, 1210pm

Saturday: 10am (First Saturday Only), 5:30pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 10:45am, 4:30pm

*Please see below for holiday hours.

Confession

Monday – Friday:  11:30am-12:00pm, 5pm-6pm

Saturday: 4:45pm-5:15pm

Sunday: 3:45pm-4:15pm

 

Tours

Monday – Friday:  9:00am, 11:00am, & 1:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am, 11:00am, & 1:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm

**Please see below for tour notes.

Adoration

Thursday: 6-7pm (2nd & 4th Thursday of the month)
 

Rosary

Monday – Friday: 7:00am

Saturday: 5:00pm

Gift Shop

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 8:30am – 2:30pm

*Holiday Hours

The Basilica is open from 8:00am-10:00am on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. There is one Mass at 9:00am, and no tours are offered on these days. In the case that Independence Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the normal Saturday or Sunday schedule will apply.

**Additional Tour Information

On Saturdays, tours are generally offered at 9am, 11am and 1pm. But if you wish to visit on a Saturday, please email the Parish Office, as weddings and special services may be taking place and may preclude the regularly scheduled tours. Please also note that the Sunday tour is for walk-ups only, and groups will not be scheduled on Sundays. There are no guided tours offered during Holy Week, or the week of Christmas.

+Inclement Weather Policy

If weekday Mass is cancelled, we will announce it on our website (www.americasfirstcathedral.org). If the 7:30AM Mass is cancelled, it will be posted to our website by 6:30AM. If the 11:30AM confession and 12:10PM Mass are cancelled, it will be posted by 10:30AM. In the unlikely event that weekend Masses are cancelled, we will post that to the website as soon as possible.

Location & Parking

Free Parking is available around the corner at the Franklin Street Garage until 12PM on Sundays.

Basilica of the Assumption

Franklin Street Garage