Advent Day of Recollection 2018

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2018 Christmas Concerts at Holy Hill

Christmas Concerts 2018

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

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Live Nativity 2018

Live Nativity 2018 

 

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.

1,778 churches worldwide have been honored as basilicas.  As of 2018, 385 basilicas had been designated in the Americas, including eighty-five 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 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Elijah Men's Group - Sat Dec 01 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 04 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Dec 07 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 11 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 18 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Dec 25 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 01 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Jan 04 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 08 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 15 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 22 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jan 29 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Feb 01 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 05 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 12 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 19 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Feb 26 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Mar 01 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 05 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 12 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 19 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Mar 26 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 02 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri Apr 05 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 09 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 16 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 23 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Apr 30 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
First Friday - Fri May 03 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 07 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 14 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 21 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue May 28 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 04 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 11 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 18 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jun 25 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 02 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 09 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 16 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 23 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Jul 30 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 06 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 13 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 20 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Aug 27 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Sep 03 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Sep 10 @ 6:30AM - 04:45PM
Eucharistic Adoration - Tue Sep 17 @ 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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