Basilica of St. Mary


An exciting day for our Parish and our Diocese.  At this mornings 0830 mass, Bishop Burbidge announced that the Vatican issued a decree granting St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, the title ‘minor basilica,’ making it the first basilica in Northern Virginia, the first in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and the 84th in the United States.

Our 223-year-old Roman Catholic Church will officially be named “The Basilica of Saint Mary.”

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