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  • News

    • For twenty-five years the Saint Josaphat Basilica Foundation has worked to preserve, restore, and enhance the Basilica. On Wednesday, May 18, we kick-off the public phase of the "Renewing a Destination of Inspiration" Campaign at the bus shelter on the corner of Wells and Jackson Streets in downtown Milwaukee. This is an exciting and concerning time for the historic Basilica of St. Josaphat. Several exterior masonry issues need immediate attention, so we cannot wait for full funding to be completed before starting the work. Scaffolding will soon be erected outside the Basilica to begin addressing some of the issues. The financial goal of the first phase of this campaign is $2.5 million. Over one million dollars has already been raised. Please prayerfully consider a gift in support of the Basilica Foundation. There will be a special second collection at all Masses the weekend of May 28-29 to support the "Renewing a Destination of Inspiration" Campaign.
    • The Year of Mercy continues until November 20, 2016. This extraordinary jubilee provides us with a special opportunity to engage and evangelize. All are welcome to come on Pilgrimage, to pass through our Holy Door, and spend some time in prayer. The Visitors Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9AM-4PM.
    • "Pax Tibi" is available in the Basilica gift shops and online. Get your copy today!
  • Welcome to the Basilica

    The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village.

    The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it.

    We invite you to join us for a visit, a tour, for worship or in prayer. Learn about our heritage and check out our parish offerings. Welcome to the Basilica Online! 

  • Coming Events

    • Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 11, 10:00 AM
      The Conventual Franciscans celebrate as their brothers – John Clote, Arturo Felix, and Giles Gilbert – are ordained to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood through the laying on of hands by His Excellency, The Most Rev. William P. Callahan, OFM Conv., Bishop of LaCrosse. All are welcome to attend the Mass of Ordination.
    • Sunday, June 26
      Grilled Burgers, Brats, and Hot Dogs; Fresh, Roasted Corn-on-the-Cob; Raffles; Food; Folks; and Fun.
    • Monday, June 27, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Vacation Bible School is a fun and dynamic way for children to encounter Christ. This week-long CaveQuest adventure features Bible stories, imaginative games and science experiments, and music to help children (K through 5th Grade) discover how Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. Come explore with us! [Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1]
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