Mission and Vision
The Basilica of Saint Mary is a vibrant community of Roman Catholics united in worshipping God through the celebration of the Eucharist. Our parish mission is to form a loving and welcoming community anchored in the truth of Catholic teaching as taught by the magisterium of the Church and faithful to the Holy Father. With a friendly and welcoming outreach to the less fortunate, we share our faith and evangelize our community through worship, education, service, and fellowship.
Building on the legacy of almost 225 years of faithful stewardship, we seek to proclaim Christ to our current generation in all that we live, say and do. As articulated by our motto, “Cum Petro Ad Jesum Per Mariam” (With Peter To Jesus Through Mary), we seek to unite ourselves to Jesus through Mary guided by the Magisterial teaching of the Church. We believe in the universal call to holiness; that every human person is called to be a saint.