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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

Second Sunday of Lent - Sun Feb 25 @12:00AM
Mass for Health & Healing - Sun Feb 25 @12:30PM -
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Mar 02 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Stations of the Cross - Fri Mar 02 @10:30AM -
Elijah Men's Group - Sat Mar 03 @ 6:00AM - 01:00AM
Lenten Day of Reflection - Sat Mar 03 @ 9:30AM -
Third Sunday of Lent - Sun Mar 04 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 06 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Stations of the Cross - Fri Mar 09 @10:30AM -
Daylights Saving Time Begins - Sun Mar 11 @12:00AM
Fourth Sunday of Lent - Sun Mar 11 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 13 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Stations of the Cross - Fri Mar 16 @10:30AM -
St. Patrick's Day Mass - Sat Mar 17 @ 8:30AM -
Fifth Sunday of Lent - Sun Mar 18 @12:00AM
Solemnity of St. Joseph - Mon Mar 19 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 20 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Stations of the Cross - Fri Mar 23 @10:30AM -
Palm Sunday - Sun Mar 25 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Holy Thursday - Thu Mar 29 @12:00AM
Mass of Our Lord's Supper - Thu Mar 29 @ 7:30PM -
Good Friday - Fri Mar 30 @12:00AM
Outdoor Way of the Cross with Archbishop Jerome Listecki - Fri Mar 30 @ 9:30AM -
Indoor Stations of the Cross - Fri Mar 30 @ 1:00PM -
Commemoration of Our Lord's Passion - Fri Mar 30 @ 2:00PM -
Holy Saturday - Sat Mar 31 @12:00AM
Easter Vigil Mass - Sat Mar 31 @ 8:00PM -
Easter Sunday - Sun Apr 01 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 03 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Apr 06 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Elijah Men's Group - Sat Apr 07 @ 6:00AM - 12:00AM
Divine Mercy Sunday - Sun Apr 08 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 10 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Third Sunday of Easter - Sun Apr 15 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 17 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Fourth Sunday of Easter - Sun Apr 22 @12:00AM
Mass for Health & Healing - Sun Apr 22 @12:30PM -
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 24 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Day for Young Adults - Sat Apr 28 @12:00AM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 01 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri May 04 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Elijah Men's Group - Sat May 05 @ 6:00AM - 12:00AM
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
Mass for Health & Healing - Sun May 27 @12:30PM -
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 29 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Jun 01 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM

Mass & Confession

 Daily Masses
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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