Advent Day of Recollection 2017

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Advent Form Update 11-15-17 

Christmas Concerts 2017

Christmas Concerts 2017

Live Nativity 2017

Live Nativity for Web 2017 

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Mass Schedule 2017

New Year's Midnight Mass

New Years Flyer 2018 for web

Welcome to Holy Hill

Holy Hill is located in southeast Wisconsin, on the highest elevation in this part of the state. Situated on 435 acres of rural countryside, it provides visitors with opportunities for spiritual enrichment. We often hear people remark about the peace, beauty and serenity they find at Holy Hill.

As early as 1903, Holy Hill was declared a Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians. In 2006, the Shrine was raised to the status of Minor Basilica. But as far back as the 1700s and perhaps earlier, Native Americans came to Holy Hill because they considered it a sacred place.

Many come to Holy Hill as "tourists", only to find that they have been touched by something deeper than natural beauty or curiosity. We know that God is truly present on this Holy Hill, and we invite you to come and share with us this Presence!

What is a Basilica?

The word basilica is derived from a Greek term meaning “royal court”—from which the king exercised his reign.  In the Catholic world, a basilica is a church building that has been recognized and accorded special privileges by the pope. 

There are two types of basilicas.  The world’s four major (or papal) basilicas are St. John Lateran, St. Peter’s, St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, and St. Mary Major—all of which are in Rome.  Minor (or lesser) basilicas are significant churches in Rome and elsewhere in the world that meet certain criteria and are thus given special ecclesiastical privileges.  Minor basilicas are traditionally named because of their antiquity, dignity, historical value, architectural and artistic worth, or significance as centers of worship.  A basilica must “stand out as a center of active and pastoral liturgy” according to the 1989 Vatican document, Domus Ecclesiae.

Designation as a basilica indicates a special bond of communion with the pope, and therefore, the parish must celebrate “with particular care” the feast of the Chair of Peter on February 22, the solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul on June 29, and the anniversary of the pope’s election or his inauguration into pastoral ministry.

More than 1,580 churches worldwide have been honored as basilicas.  As of last year 325 basilicas had been designated in the Americas, including sixty-nine in the United States.

Three physical signs indicate that a church is a basilica.  The first is the presence of the ombrellino—a silk canopy resembling an umbrella, designed with stripes of yellow and red, the traditional papal colors—symbolizing the church’s special relationship to the person of the pope.  The second sign is the tintinnabulum, or small bell, mounted on a pole and carried in procession with the ombrellino, at the head of the clergy on special occasions.  It is traditionally rung if and when the pope comes to visit the church.  The third sign of a basilica is the very public display of the distinctly papal symbol of “crossed keys,” the iconic symbol of St. Peter, on banners, on furnishings, and on the seal of the basilica.

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Upcoming Events

Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Nov 21 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Nov 28 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Dec 01 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Advent Day of Reflection - Sat Dec 02 @ 9:30AM - 04:30PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 05 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 12 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 19 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 26 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 02 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Jan 05 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 09 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 16 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 23 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 30 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Feb 02 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 06 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 13 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 20 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Mar 02 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 06 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 13 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 20 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 03 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Apr 06 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 10 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 17 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 24 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 01 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri May 04 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 08 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 15 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 22 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 29 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Jun 01 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 05 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 12 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 19 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 26 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 03 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Jul 06 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 10 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 17 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 24 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 31 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Aug 03 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 07 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 14 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 21 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM

Mass & Confession

 Daily Masses
(Monday-Saturday)
6:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

Daily Confessions
10:15 a.m.

Sunday Masses
4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass (Saturday)
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Weekend Confessions
4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
45 minutes before all Sunday Masses

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