We celebrated our inaugural Dome Lighting on September 21, 2019!


About the Basilica
The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in the historic Lincoln Village of Milwaukee, is a Franciscan parish which has a captivating story of faith, historical significance and unmatched beauty.

Built by Polish Immigrants and using salvaged materials from the U.S. Post Office and Custom House federal building in Chicago, it was dedicated in 1901, with its 220-foot high copper dome defining the neighborhood thereafter.

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

Our Mission: the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the Basilica of St. Josaphat as an historical landmark, center of spirituality, and community asset for Milwaukee, Wisconsin and our nation.

Our 2020 Special Appeal is for a
Fire Detection System for the Basilica!

Your gift to the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation will help ensure the future of this great landmark.

Or donate by phone at: 414-902-3524

Contact Colleen Cheney-Trawiński, Executive Director, by e-mail or call 414-902-3524.

Visit the Basilica of St. Josaphat soon!

Take a virtual climb 250 feet up to the Cupola – view video below:

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