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      As Pastor of the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, I am excited with the introduction of our new website.  It has taken a considerable amount of effort and energy to get it up and running.  Now that it is operative, I do hope that it will meet the needs, answer questions and provide the information sought.  I invite you to take some time and browse our website for I am certain that it will be beneficial to you in all your inquiries.

      Welcome and God Bless

      Fr. Charles Kelly
    • Basilica Heritage Foundation Presents Tour and Play



      A CONSTRUCTION OF FAITH
      ONE MAN'S JOURNEY TO BUILD THE BASILICA AND UNITE A NATION
      AUGUST 2014

       
      This summer journey back to 1843 and experience an unforgettable one-man play and guided tour of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist presented by the Basilica Heritage Foundation. Join historic Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming, interpreted by actor Paul Rowe, as he guides you through the Basilica. One of the most influential Newfoundlanders of his time, Bishop Fleming is brought to life as you witness his tireless efforts to construct the largest cathedral to date in the New World. As Bishop Fleming recounts the early days of the Basilica, you'll learn about its social and cultural significance, and about the formative and often turbulent history of the young Colony of Newfoundland. See how citizens of all faiths came together to construct this National Historic Site as you explore its remarkable halls.
       
      Performance schedule as follows:

      August 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 - All performances at 2:00 p.m.
      August 23 and 30 - Performances at 11:30 a.m.

      All welcome. Admission $10 for tour and play. Cash only please. For more information visit our website www.http://basilicaheritagefoundation.ca/excorted-tour or to purchase tickets, please contact Ann Carew at 709-754-2170.

       
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