The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, Wilmington

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Liturgy Schedule

Saturday: …………………5:30pm English

7:00pm Spanish

Sunday:……….8am, 9:30 am, & 11am English

12:30 pm in Spanish

Daily: ………………... As published in bulletin

Mass in the Extraordinary Form……

Fourth Sunday of the month at 7pm

For information 910-891-1972


Baptism: Preparation prior to baptism is required. Parents should contact the Parish Office for details.

Confirmation: Please contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.

Reconciliation: 4:00–4:45 pm Saturdays or by appointment.

Weddings: Contact the Pastor as soon as possible to set the wedding date and begin marriage preparation; preferably at least 3 months before your wedding.

Anointing of the Sick: Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements.

R.C.I.A.–Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Saturday: 9:00-10:00 am; RCIA Room, 1st Floor, Tileston Building


The Saint Mary School: Grades Pre-K–8. The oldest Catholic School in North Carolina now celebrating 145 years of education. Accredited by SACS-CASI.

Faith Formation: K–High School


Sunday: 11:00 am—Noon

September to May

CEPI De Santa María: Spanish Adult School, Tileston Gym Annex 2nd Floor

St. Mary Adult School: Art and ESL. Call office for times and dates.

Children, Youth &

Young Adults

Nursery: 6 months–5 years

Sunday: 9:30 Mass. Nursery,

1st Floor, Tileston Building

Grupo de Jóvenes Adultos:

Monday: 7:30pm. Hispanic Ministry room, 1st Floor Tileston Building

Social Outreach

St. Mary/Tileston Outreach:

Monday–Thursday 8:00-11:30am

St. Mary Health Center:

(Dental and Medical)

Tileston Gym Annex - Lower Floor

Walk-ins Welcome

For Appointment, call: 763-8163
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  • Toured with the horse and buggy but wanted to see this lovely structure up close and personal. Took a long walk and wow ~ great craftsmanship!  more »
  • We were visiting Downtown Wilmington/Historic District when I noticed there was an old church that still had services. I knew we had to visit since I'm fond of architecture and the history of the...  more »
  • So rich in history, just step back and enjoy the amazing atmosphere and architectural displays all around this beautiful basilica!
  • We were in town on vacation and Went to Easter mass, it was a beautiful church. I can’t wait to visit again next time we are in the area.

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