Upcoming Events

Oct 23
2014

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is celebrated in the Basilica choir stalls located behind the high altar. All are encouraged to attend.
Oct 23
2014

Economic Inequality in the United States: a Catholic Discussion

Join the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the University of St. Thomas Center for Catholic Studies, and The Basilica of...
Oct 25
2014

Great Pumpkin Bingo

Great Pumpkin BingoSaturday, October 25, 6-9pm  Basilica Lower Level Don’t miss the fun of exciting callers, build your...
Oct 30
2014

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is celebrated in the Basilica choir stalls located behind the high altar. All are encouraged to attend.
Oct 30
2014

Singing God's Praises

The St. Olaf College Chapel Choir and members of The Cathedral Choir from The Basilica of Saint Mary will join together...
Nov 1 to Nov 23
2014

Icon Exhibit

Twentieth Annual Icon FestivalExhibit in The Basilica SanctuaryNovember 1 - 23, 2014More than a hundred Icons, 17th...
Nov 1
2014

Solmenity of All Saints

 READINGS OF THE DAY10:30am: Celebrant: Fr. John Bauer is the pastor...
Nov 2
2014

Icon Procession

The Twentieth Annual Icon Festival will open with a procession of Icons during the 9:30am & 11:30am Masses on...
Nov 2
2014

End of Life Issues

End of Life IssuesSunday, November 2, 11:00am-12:30pmWagner Room, Cowley CenterLed by...
Nov 2
2014

Solemn Vespers for the Feast of All Souls

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00pmBasilica churchDuring the month of November, we remember all those who have gone...

Recent News Posts

Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims Basilica of Saint Mary Employment Ministry Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 has been proclaimed Basilica of Saint Mary Employment Ministry Day  in...

Inequality for All Film Showing

The Basilica of Saint Mary along with the Minnesota Catholic Conference, and the University of...
White votive candles

Remembering our Deceased Loved Ones

During the month of November we remember all those who have gone before us. We begin this month of...

Recent Blog Posts

Coming Together as Community

Growing up in a small town, everyone knew each other. In church, school or life in general,...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For this Sunday’s readings click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser.  http://...

Giving Witness To Our Beliefs and Values

Try as we might to prevent it, every now and again during one of our Masses someone will put...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2014

For this Sunday’s readings click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser. http://...

Giving Gratefully and Graciously

Every once in a while, you meet someone whose story has an extraordinary and immediate impact. I...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

For this Sunday’s readings click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser. http://...
photo, 2011, Blessing of animals, two dogs

All of Creation is of God

It was October 1979, my second year in seminary when I had the great opportunity to spend the feast...