Mission

The church is first and foremost a place where the faithful assemble for Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The people of Christ are here initiated into the expression of the liturgical life.

Institutional report

The Church also has the responsibility for teaching the salvific doctrine of Christ. Through homilies, reflections in the Parish Bulletin, and instruction for Baptism and Marriage, we seek to transmit the Word of God.

This teaching continues in our visits from tourists. Our guides communicate the meaning and symbolism of the works of art housed in the Basilica, Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur Chapel and the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.

We also provide financial support for numerous charitable works, chiefly devoted to the struggle against hunger. We likewise take part in the annual fundraising campaigns promoted by the Archdiocese.