COVID-19 Updates

This is where we'll post periodic updates and news regarding COVID-19.

June 4, 2020

On Tuesday, June 9 following the 5:45 p.m. Mass until 8 p.m., we’ll be having a drive-through drop off collection of supplies for the South Minneapolis community.  Donations will be delivered to a local organization formed to try to meet the needs of community members who’ve lost the places that they depend on.  Please consider supporting our sisters and brothers by dropping off donations of:

  • Peanut butter
  • Bottled water
  • Rice
  • Baby formula
  • Kleenex
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Masks
  • Soap
  • Household cleaners
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper

Please stick to this list, if possible.  If you would like to help even more, consider making monetary donations to any one or more of a number of community organizations supporting the members of this richly diverse community, many of which are available on the Basilica of St. Mary website, and pray for peace and justice for all of God’s people. Contact Lisa Amos at 651-905-4304 or at with questions.

May 29, 2020

Click here to read Fr. Steven's update letter and attachment on returning to Mass. 

The letter is incorrectly dated as May 19--it should say May 29.

May 21, 2020

Archbishop Hebda sent an update dates May 15, regarding the COVID-19 situation.

Click here to read the Archbishop's letter.



May 16, 2020

Archbishop Hebda sent an update dated May 15, regarding the COVID-19 situation.

Click here to read the Bishop's recent letter.

May 11, 2020

Help us begin to celebrate Mass again. Please click the link below to read Lisa's letter to find out how you may be able to help.

Letter from Lisa to the parish


May 1, 2020

We received an update letter from Archbishop Hebda regarding the
COVID-19 situation.

Click here to read Archbishop Hebda's update letter.

April 23, 2020

Archbishop Hebda wrote a letter to everyone in the Archdiocese, regarding the current COVID-19 situation.

Click link to read Archbishop Hebda's letter.

Archbishop Hebda STAY AT HOME UPDATE 4-17-20

April 15, 2020


Dear beloved in Christ,

Happy Easter!  This coming Sunday, April 19, is Divine Mercy Sunday, a special Feast instituted by St. John Paul II, in April of 2000.  In that same year, Pope John Paul II canonized the religious sister, Faustina Kowalska, whose diary was the inspiration for the Feast.

Though we will not be able to gather for an afternoon celebration, here are some ways you can celebrate this Special Sunday of Mercy.  Begin the day by joining us for the 9 a.m. Livestream Mass on our YouTube page or on our Facebook page, during which we will bless an image of Jesus, Source of Divine Mercy.  Following this Mass, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fr. Steven and Deacon Tim will be outside by the entrance to the Church to offer a special Divine Mercy Easter Blessing.  Lisa Amos and Kathy Raible will also be there to pass out little bundles of Easter candy for the kids and for the kid in all of us.

We hope you’ll be able to come by.  For the good health and safety of everyone, the entire preparation and proceeding will be carefully executed (new fresh holy water will be blessed; and the candy will be carefully packaged and passed out with gloved hands, etc).

And finally, on that afternoon at 3 p.m., return to our You Tube or Facebook page to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with Deacon Tim—this will be livestreamed at that time.

Christ’s peace to you and your loved ones.

April 8, 2020

and Catholic Television & Radio Resources

EWTN - Mass - Live Broadcasts

“During this extraordinary time in which people around the world are experiencing so much fear and anxiety, I invite Catholics and people around the world to tune into EWTN for live broadcasts of the Mass at 7 a.m. central time every day from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama," said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. [Encores air at 11 a.m.,  6 p.m., and 11 p.m. Central Time]. "The mission of EWTN is to bring the light of Christ to a world starved for Truth. My prayer is that, during these dark days, people will be able to find hope through our programming."

EWTN - Mass - Live Broadcasts

Rebroadcasts Daily Mass


Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis
Locations/Live Stream Mass

St. Michael’s Broadcasting TV and phone: 612-724-2265.

Relevant Radio: 1330 AM Radio - Listen to Mass: Sunday at 9 am, Weekdays at 12 p.m. You can also Live Stream the Mass at

Join Archbishop Hebda in praying the Litany in Time of Need 

to unite Catholics in prayer during this pandemic. This time of prayer will air locally at 11 a.m. daily on 1330 AM Radio and the Relevant Radio app.

Word on Fire - Daily Mass - The video will be at 7:15 am Central Time each day.

St. Olaf Catholic Church - Holy Mass Videos at 

Quarantined Catholic Hub

The St. Paul Center has created The Quarantined Catholic Hub.  Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center are offering a free study titled, "The Eucharist in Scripture." Take advantage of this time to explore this site and deepen your faith. 

April 2, 2020


Date(s): Sunday, April 5 – Saturday, April 11
Location: Videos will be posted on this page and on Facebook. Tune in on Facebook to comment and share!

This week-long virtual retreat begins Palm Sunday (April 5) with Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary and culminates with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul April 11. Each day has two parts:

  1. Mass or prayer at 9 a.m. followed by directed Lectio Divina.
  2. Evening session at 7 p.m, consisting of conferences from Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Father Charles Lachowitzer and Father John Ubel.

All of the events will be live streamed or recorded and available on this page ( for all who would like to participate.

April 2, 2020

Pope Francis offered an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) Friday, March 27, which came with the opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence under certain conditions. Click here to view Archbishop Hebda:

March 19, 2020

Fr. Steven wrote a letter to all parishioners with some important updates.

Click here to read more.

March 17, 2020

Archbishop Hebda Suspends Masses in Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Click here to read more.

March 17, 2020

Adoration Chapel Still Open

Since a very small number gather and many need the great consolation that comes in the Presence of our beloved Christ, the Adoration Chapel is open. 

Adoration will take place in the Historic Church on Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will allow for up to 10 adorers at any time.

Adorers are encouraged to maintain the recommended 6 feet distance from others and bring their own reading/reflection materials.

Also, please stop at the restroom outside the chapel before entering and wash hands thoroughly; it's recommended to do the same on the way out. Use the bathrooms in the hall outside of Heritage Center when in the Historic Church.

March 16, 2020

The following events have been postponed:

  • St Patrick's Day Dinner
  • CCW Women's Retreat
  • Young Adults' Retreat

The following events have been canceled:

  • Donuts & Coffee after Mass
  • All Bible Studies & Divine Mercy Cenacle
  • Faith Formation classes (including Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Liturgy of the Word for Children, and all Youth Ministry)
  • Heaven on Earth Series on the Beatitudes

March 13, 2020

The Archdiocese has issued the following recommendations in reaction to the Governor's news conference:

Parishes are urged to consider implementing the following steps to try and stop the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus:

  • Ask individuals and families to increase their personal distance from others in church
  • Disinfect pews, door handles and other often contacted surfaces
  • Remove hymnals and other items from pews that could transmit the virus
  • Use a solo cantor and accompanist and temporarily suspend choirs

Click here to read more.

March 12, 2020

The Archbishop has granted a Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation. Click here to read more.

March 12, 2020

The Archdiocese has released a statement of Guidance Regarding the Coronavirus. Click here to read it.

March 6, 2020

The Archdiocese has released a statement regarding the First Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota. Click here to read it.