Upcoming Events

Nov 23
2017

Eucharist: Thanksgiving Day

Mass will be celebrated in The Basilica church.
Nov 23
2017

Thanksgiving Day: Interfaith Prayer Service

The Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Prayer Service will be held in The Basilica church.This year’s interfaith service will...
Nov 23
2017

Basilica campus and offices closed

The Basilica campus and offices will be closed following the 10:00am Interfaith Service.
Nov 24
2017

Basilica campus and offices closed

The Basilica campus and offices are closed.
Nov 25 to Nov 26
2017

Icon Exhibits 2017

November 1-26: 23rd annual Festival of Icons in Basilica Sanctuary.Icons dating from the 17th...
Nov 25 to Nov 26
2017

Windows to Heaven: A Visual Hymn of Praise

"Windows to Heaven – A Visual Hymn of Praise" Icon Exhibit will run concurrently with the 2017 Festival of Icons at The...
Nov 26
2017

Gregorian Vespers for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Gregorian Vespers will be celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the high altar.Music Ensemble...
Nov 30
2017

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
Nov 30
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-...

Recent News Posts

Homeless Jesus Dedication

Dedication of Homeless Jesus Sculpture

The Basilica of Saint Mary dedicated the new Timothy P. Schmalz Homeless Jesus bronze sculpture on...

Minneapolis Building Energy Challenge Award

The Basilica of Saint Mary received a 2017 Building Energy Performance Award for outstanding energy...

Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

The Catholic Spirit Feature: For years, icons created by local iconographer Nicholas Markell have...

Recent Blog Posts

Revolution of Love and Tenderness

Living Catholic Social Teaching

Every once and a while, it is important to reflect on one’s actions: What am I doing, and why?...

Thoughts on the Readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King (A) 2017

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

A Good Spiritual Exercise

Several years ago I had a meeting with my spiritual director and in our conversation I mentioned an...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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

The Rite of Welcome

On November 19, this year’s class of Inquirers will go through the Rite of Welcome, also known as...

Thoughts on the Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 2017

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Photos of deceased loved ones

Remembering Our Beloved Dead

My brother Hans proudly sent me a photo of the grave marker he and his children created for the...