Adult Faith Formation

Deepening your faith

Faith is a constant gift from God. It is offered to us at our baptism and over and over again throughout our lives. It grows and deepens as we experience life.

Join The Basilica community as we learn and journey with one another in our Catholic faith.

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A Revolution of Love and Tenderness

November 27, 2016 - November 26, 2017

The focus this year is on the love and tenderness of God and how that reaches into our own lives each day.  Our adult learning programs will highlight different aspects of this revolution about love and tenderness.

We ask that you enter deeply into this revolution so that our world, which is at such unrest, will experience the love and tenderness we have for each other and be changed because of it.

Adult Bible Study

Our Winter Bible Study ended at Easter. Please check back for more information on upcoming bible study programs and events. 

Theology Day

Join us for these sessions presented by scholars from Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary. Also presented at St. John’s University and other locations in the Twin Cities and out-of-state. Click here for the full schedule., and see below for information about the upcoming session at The Basilica.

Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network

(formerly known as the Minneapolis Interfaith Forum)

Through a new organization called The Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network (MMN), we are working alongside downtown Minneapolis religious communities on some of the most pressing social justice matters this city is facing. This multi-faith network builds friendships and opportunities to learn about others' faith while participants pursue the common good together.   Click here to view a short video about MMN.

Please visit the Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network website to learn more about this orgranization and upcoming events. 

Participating Congregations:

  • The Basilica of Saint Mary
  • Temple Israel
  • Masjid An-Nur Mosque
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid-Al-Iman
  • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
  • First Covenant Church
  • First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
  • Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Church of the Ascension

Scroll down to see more about upcoming Adult Faith Formation opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Aug 5
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join together with people throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.The goal of this August event will be:To gather Black Catholics from around the Archdiocese To review and share about...
Aug 20
10:45 AM
Come to hear the stories behind the statistics of immigration in our country. Stories of our brothers and sisters who have fled their countries for peace and safety in the United States. How does our...
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Sep 8
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Reformation Commemoration Panel DiscussionFriday, September 8, 6:30pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelFree of charge, open to the public October 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin...
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Sep 14
5:30 PM
Urban Immersion RetreatFace the Facts: Understanding PovertyThursday, September 14, 5:30pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelJoin us for an experiential learning opportunity that guides participants...
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Sep 21
6:00 PM
Luther, the Reformation, and the Question of Christian Unity Saint John's Theology DayThursday, September 21, 6:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelFree of charge, open to the...