Weekend Mass

Saturday Vigil: 5 PM (Confession 4:15 PM or by appointment)
Sunday: 9 AM & 12 Noon
Weekday Mass - Tuesday to Friday 12:10 (St. Joseph Chapel)

Holy Days of Obligation

Holy days of obligation are days set aside by the Church when the faithful attend Mass. In addition to Sundays, the days observed as holy days of obligation in the United States are:

  • January 1st – Mary, Mother of God
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter – Ascension of Our Lord*
  • August 15th – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • November 1st – All Saints
  • December 8th – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • December 25th – Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Mass held on these days will be at 12 Noon and 7:00 pm


Let us pray for those who are ill, especially Shirley Johnson; Ralph & Joyce Cooper and daughter, the family of Helen Cooper-Young who were injured in a car accident. As we continue to offer prayers for Theresa Curran the mother of Fr. Jim, we also pray for his sister-in-law, Therese Gel Gigante.

Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently especially Russell Clark, whose Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues., Nov. 5th at 11am; Antonelle M. Bell, the mother of Brenda Cannon and Lenise White, the niece of Elvin Taylor

The Knights of Peter Claver thank the Basilica's parishioners for their past support of the Thanksgiving Bags Community Project. Bags with the list of food items and $10.00 gift cards vender request will be distributed after each Mass this weekend. The bags, food items, and gift cards to be returned on or before Monday, November 18, 2019.

The Annual Youth Christmas Ball will be on Dec. 7th at 6pm at the Slover Library. More details will be available next week.

Join the Y.E.S. (Youth Empowered thru the Spirit) Ministry as they spread the Spirit of Love this Holiday Season. The Angel Tree will be located in the rear of the sanctuary. Select an Angel tag, purchase a gift and return no later than Tues., Dec. 3. Detailed info will be included in next week’s bulletin.

The Office for Black Catholics invites you to join them for the Annual Spiritual Retreat from Dec. 14th to 15th at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Henrico, VA. Our Deacon Calvin Bailey will be the retreat leader. Additional information is available in the bulletin. 

The 2019 Leonard Barks, Sr. Scholarship will be presented at the Dr. M.L. King, Jr.  Prayer Breakfast. The Scholarship is awarded to members of the basilica who attend Catholic elementary, middle or high school in the Hampton Roads area. Please contact Eric Labat or Christopher Lamb for more information. 

 Remember Veteran’s Day weekend. In recognition, all veterans are asked to wear your uniform all masses to represent that service.

Top Ladies of Distinction is sponsoring “Women in the Word Recognition Luncheon” on Sun., Nov. 17 at 2pm at the Delta Hotel by Marriott. Further information is available in the bulletin.

The Women’s Ministry is presenting a retreat entitled: “I Vow-A rededication to you, Lord Jesus Christ.” It will be held on November 9, 2019 from 10am until 2pm at 1000 E. Ocean View Ave. There is a $15.00 donation and further information is available from Ashley Clark and Ronda Frazier. 

Save the Date: For the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Sat., January 18, 2020 at 9am.

SCAM Notice

We have been notified today by the Diocese that a popular scam targeting parishioners is making the rounds yet again. To ensure that we remain vigilant against such crimes, we warn our parishioners that the scammers are targeting anyone associated with a parish. They are trying to trick people into sending gift cards to the pastor via links in the email (most popularly ITunes gift cards). Never transfer funds or send gift cards to people requesting it online.  Always check with the church office first.






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Youth Presentations

Sergine Mombrum - World Youth Day - Panama 2019

Sergine Mombrum - World Youth Day - Panama 2019

Anisa Seller - World Youth Day - Panama 2019

Anisa Seller - World Youth Day - Panama 2019

Underground Railroad in Hampton Roads


TextKPC Founders' Day Turnout and Veterans' Day Recognition

Link to pictures from KPC Founders' Day Turnout and Veterans' Day Recognition Sunday 10th November, 2019 


The Basilica of St. Mary