Upcoming Events

Jul 20 to Jul 30
2017

Exhibit: The Life of a Swiss Guard

The Basilica of Saint Mary and the MN/ND Chapter of The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums are hosting an...
Jul 23
2017

School Supply Drive

The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students....
Jul 23
2017

Summer Celebration of Our Volunteers

Join volunteers from all ministries of The Basilica for a summer gathering. The Basilica will provide meat to grill (...
Jul 23
2017

Evening Prayer: Celebrating Mary Magdala

As we recognize Mary of Magdala as a great disciple of Jesus, we take the time to recognize all women past and present...
Jul 23
2017

Does Religion Do More to Divide or Unite Americans?

Does religion do more to unite or divide us?Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground LevelIn today'...
Jul 27
2017

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Jul 27
2017

Pathways Faith-Based Life Skills Classes

Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-...
Jul 28
2017

Centering Prayer

Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer Group...
Jul 28
2017

Music and Art Camp Performances

Music and Art Camp PerformancesPerformances at 1:00 and 2:30pmLower LevelFree of charge [asset-2234-145]Youth in grades...

Recent News Posts

Habitat for Humanity Work Camp 2017

For 22 years, the Basilica has worked on Habitat for Humanity houses throughout our community,...
Homeless Jesus Sculpture

Commissioning of Homeless Jesus Sculpture

Changing Hearts,  Changing Minds,  Recognizing Christ  The Basilica of Saint Mary announces the...

Mental Health Blessing

The Sixth Annual Mental Health All Parish Blessing and Ice Cream Social Sunday, June 25, Following...

Recent Blog Posts

Thoughts on the Readings for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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Looking Back at 10 Years at The Basilica

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of my appointment as pastor and rector of The Basilica of...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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Thoughts on the Readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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World Day of Peace_Dove

Peace Be With You

Since the season of Lent came to a close a few short months ago, I have spent quite a bit of time...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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Faith and Action

It seems to me that in our world today there are often two competing visions of “Christianity.” On...