Rev. Simon Braganza, pastor

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Mass Schedule
Saturday Evening Vigil
5:00 PM
Sundays
7, 9, 11AM
and 12:30PM
Weekdays
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM
Confessions
8:30 until all are heard

 

 

What is a Basilica?  

Ombrellino"Basilica" derived from the Greek, meaning kingly or royal, is a term that historically has both an architectural and a canonical meaning. Originally, the halls of justice of ancient Rome, oblong buildings, with three aisles in which the center aisle was separated from the outside aisles by rows of columns and terminated in an apse, were basilicas, and later the term was applied in architecture to those churches constructed according to that definite floor plan. 

Legal and general usage, however, considers the title "basilica" as a great honor which the Pope confers on relatively few "regal" churches around the world, a title which carries with it special Papal and canonical privileges. Special privileges such as indulgences are conferred upon persons who visit a basilica and fulfill the necessary conditions.

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Basilicas are divided into Major and Minor basilicas. Major basilicas are those that have a direct association with the Supreme Pontiff. They have permanent papal thrones and altars at which only those given permission by the Pope may say Mass. Very few churches carry this distinction. 

Minor basilicas are referred to as lesser basilicas. They are distinguished as “regal” houses of God and share in some of the privileges of the Major basilicas, such as the use of the basilican insignia - the pavilion and the bell, a special coat-of-arms, and a distinctive corporate seal. 

To take a "walking tour" of our basilica, click here to begin.

 

 

 

 

  Basilica Exterior Entrance and Narthex Baptistry Coat of Arms School Endowment Shrine Nave Ceiling Stained Glass Windows Stained Glass Windows Basilica Pavilion and Bell Altar Canopy Mosaic of Our Blessed Lady Basilica Foundation Memorial Shrines and Chapels Sconces Mothers Chapel Window of the Apparitions Basilica Organ Image Map

Events & Information

Weekly Bulletin

eNewsletter - Oct. 17, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The basilica & rectory opens Oct. 19

QAS Daily Rosary - Online Mon-Fri during Oct. at 9:30am. How to here

October is Respect Life Month - Live the Gospel of Life, read here

UPP News- read the UPP newsletter for Sept.12

All Things UPP2020 - view the UPP2020 Program eBook. Read Fr. Simon's letter.

Mass Intentions - Details on how to request one here

Resources & Prayers - help during the Coronavirus

Ways to Give - GiveCentral instructions and more

Lectors - schedule 3rd qtr, 4th qtr

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Queen of All Saints Basilica
6280 N. Sauganash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60646
Phone: 773-736-6060   Fax: 773-736-6099
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To obtain a map, click here.