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  • Welcome to the Basilica

    The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village.

    The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it.

    We invite you to join us for a visit, a tour, for worship or in prayer. Learn about our heritage and check out our offerings. Welcome to the Basilica Online! 


  • Christmas Mass Poll

    Dear Parishioners,
    Five months from this Saturday will be Christmas Day. It may seem like a long way off and your minds may be focused on vacations and enjoying the warmth and sun of summer, yet here at the Basilica we need to plan well in advance.  I would like to get a pulse from you, the parishioners, as to the times for Masses on Christmas Eve, a Friday this year, and Christmas Day, a Saturday.  When I was young, Midnight Mass was the most solemn and festive of all the Masses offered.  Unfortunately, with the introduction of the Vigil Mass, more folks attend that Mass than the one at Midnight (or any Masses after 7:00 p.m.). Many parishes have been offering multiple Masses on Christmas Eve and only one on Christmas Day.  The thinking is that many people prefer coming on Christmas Eve which frees them to do family activities on Christmas morning.  To me, I am open to any time, but I did want to get a pulse on what you might prefer.  Click the box below to submit your one answer.  Thank you!
    Fr. Lawrence
    Christmas Mass Poll CLICK HERE


  • Experience Fr. Timothy Schumaker's Mass of Thanksgiving!

    Below is a link to the beautiful Mass of Thanksgiving of one of our own - Fr. Timothy Schumaker. It took place here at the Basilica on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord on May 16th. 

  • St. Josaphat Parish School special tribute to the Virgin Mary. 

    This past May, our Parish School had an outdoor Rosary Procession and May Crowning. Enjoy the video below that shares this beautiful event!