Since 1990

Preserving the Basilica of St. Josaphat

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Preserving History

The Basilica of St. Josaphat Stands Alone

The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in Milwaukee’s historic Lincoln Village, is a city landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built from 1896-1901 by Polish immigrants and using salvaged materials from the razed Chicago federal Post Office and Custom House building, with its 220-foot soaring copper dome, it is often referred to as “an overlooked wonder of the world”. The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a Franciscan parish serving a diverse community, with a captivating story of faith, historical significance, and unmatched beauty.

Since 1991, The St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation with its Board of Directors has provided the guidance and leadership for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the Basilica, made possible by the continuing financial support of our generous donors.

Visit

Learn about the Basilica with self-guided, audio, or docent-led tours.

Projects

Learn about current and future projects to preserve the Basilica.

Donate

Make your donation today to support our preservation efforts.

Concerts & Events

Throughout the year The Basilica of St. Josaphat is host to a variety of exciting events and concert performances.

Gala 2024 Silent Auction Donations

Thank you for your interest in supporting the preservation of the Basilica of St. Josaphat with your Silent Auction Donation for the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation's largest fundraiser of the ...

Gala 2024 Sponsorships Now Available

Thank you for your interest in supporting the preservation of the Basilica of St. Josaphat with your sponsorship for the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year, Loaves ...

Loaves and Fishes Gala 2024 – Save the Date!

Save the Date for the Loaves and Fishes Gala 2024! Join us for the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year at the Milwaukee Athletic Club! Cocktail hour ...

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Foundation & Community News

Read articles about the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation and our community.

Artists Brush Enhances Basilica

The painted ceiling of the John Paul II Pavilion. If you’ve ever been to Mass at the Basilica of St. Josaphat or taken a tour, ...

Illuminate the Magnificence!

Something is missing at the Basilica. The most characteristic feature of St. Josaphat Basilica is its magnificent interior dome depicting the history of the Catholic ...

New City Initiative to Focus on Basilica Neighborhood

The Basilica of St. Josaphat is the anchor of the Lincoln Village neighborhood. The St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation is committed to increasing its focus on ...
Two police officers with a large horse.

Who’s the Mounted Patrol Officer in Your Neighborhood?

By JEFFREY JENSEN The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Mounted Patrol is part of the Specialized Patrol Division. Milwaukee — Officer John Pederson, amiable, 22-year veteran ...

The Community

This church is much more than a place of worship; it attests to the faith and tenacity of the human spirit inspired by God.

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