The Very Reverend Father Donald X. Higgs

Greetings in the Lord and welcome!

In the name of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, I welcome you to our website. May you find in these pages a wonderful glimpse of the life and activities of our Catholic community here in Charleston. We strive to grow in the love of God and in the name of the Lord Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. As you navigate these pages, may this website be of great help to you on your journey of faith. We invite you to join us at our beautiful Basilica as we celebrate our Lord through the Sacraments and service to others. Please contact me if I can be of any help to you.

Christ’s Peace,
Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass


  • Anticipated (Vigil) Mass: Saturday 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM, 10 AM (Solemn Mass), 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM


  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:   8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 PM

Sacrament of Confession

  • Wednesday 5:00-5:15 PM
  • Saturday 4:00-5:00 PM or by appointment
  • **The Confessional is located in the Cry Room**

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • Saturdays 4:00-5:00 PM

News & Events


Rector: The Very Rev. Fr. Donald X. Higgs  email:
Assoc. Rector: The Rev. Fr. Binu Emmanuel, CST  email:

Office Hours: M – F  8:30AM-4:30PM

The Basilica is a pilgrimage site for the Diocesan Shrine of the Santo Niño, and the Annunciation and Tree of Life Gardens.

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

For those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or those who are Catholic and have been away from the Church.

Visit for Frequently Asked Questions about Catholicism

Cathedral of St. Joseph

Did you know that the Co-Cathedral is one of two cathedrals in our diocese? Learn more about the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling: