Celebrate the 25th Jubilee Year of the Shrine’s Dedication

Fr. Paul Henry invites you to celebrate the 25th Jubilee Year of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe’s Dedication on November 17 and 18, 2018:

Saturday, November 17th

Tour Mary’s Shrine at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Guided & Self Guided Tours available
Discover firsthand what’s new since your last visit and get a sneak peek at upcoming additions to the ministry at Mary’s Shrine!
Mix N’ Mingle at 1 – 3 p.m.
Come home to Mary’s Shrine and catch up with your Shrine family!
*This event includes: Light refreshments with beverages & access to artistic presentations with walking art tours led by artists Jill Burkee, Giancarlo Biagi and Loura Dobbs.

Sunday, November 18th

Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with the Basilica Choir & Orchestra at 3 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate through Liturgy the 25th Anniversary of the Shrine Church’s Dedication. The Basilica’s new marble relief by artist Jill Burkee, depicting St. John Vianney (patron saint of confessors) will be blessed during the Mass. Celebrants include:
  • Bishop John Noonan – Diocese of Orlando
  • Father Paul Henry – Present Rector
  • Monsignor F. Joseph Harte – Founding Rector
  • Father Ed McCarthy – Proto-Rector
Celebrate the Dream Reception  at 5- 8 p.m. 
Celebrate the Dream with all three Rectors, Guest Artists and fellow Friends of Mary’s Shrine at this special evening reception. This event includes:  Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert, Open Bar, Live Musical Entertainment and a Special Preview of what’s next for The Dream Continued.

Founding Rector Monsignor Harte remembers the early days ministering to Central Florida tourists