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Michael Jensen

Who We Are

"Seek the well-being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being, you shall find your own."  --Jeremiah 29:7

A place of worship.  
A place of refuge.  
A place of peace.

More than just a beautiful building, The Basilica of Saint Mary is a gathering place for all those who pass through our doors.  It’s a center for the arts, and a place of refuge for the poor.  It’s a community committed to the growth and social well-being of the city.  

People of all colors, all economic backgrounds, people from suburbs, and from inner city neighborhoods stand shoulder to shoulder.  Together, we celebrate weddings, baptisms and funerals, Christmas and Easter, and weekend Eucharist. 

With over 6,700 families, we have an aggressive vision for social outreach.  Our St. Vincent de Paul society offers new shoes or workboots, and has since 1986.  We partner with Meals on Wheels, offer employment support, and help struggling families stabilize their lives through Pathways.  

Our John XXIII Art Gallery features local, national and international artists work, and music is available to all through our Spirit and Soul celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Sinfonia, The Singers, The Rose Ensemble and others who offer free and low cost concerts. 

Art
Architechture
Bibilical Stewardship
Our History
Lay Leadership
Mission and Vision 
Partnerships
Privacy
Staff
Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Events

Sep 30
2017
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
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Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
at
7:00 PM
Life After Trauma: Heart, Soul, and Spirit Saturday, October 7, 7:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level Join us for a special presentation with Cindy Parsons of The Wounded Warrior Project and...
Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Oct 8
2017
Sunday
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10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Help Feed the HungryVolunteer to help pack more than 30,000 meals that will be donated to Community Emergency Services and sent abroad to the Philippines or Haiti. Packing will take place following...
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Oct 14
2017
Saturday
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6:00 PM
Join us for Mass and stay for Bingo! Fall is here and so is Great Pumpkin Bingo.Don’t miss the fun of exciting callers, food for purchase, a cash bar and GREAT prizes including...
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Disability Awareness Committee Peggy Wolfe LaVail Valentines
Oct 15
2017
Sunday
at
10:00 AM
Come and talk with organizations from around the Twin Cities area. Following 9:30 and 11:30am Masses. For more information about any of these events, contact Janet.
Martin Luther
Oct 22
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
Martin Luther’s Life and LegacySunday, October 22, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAn introduction to the life and theology of Martin Luther, the German monk who sought to reform the...
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Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Oct 23
2017
Monday
at
11:30 AM
The Basilica of Saint Mary is a co-sponsor of this interfaith dialogue featuring guest speaker Melody Moezzi, Iranian-American activist, attorney and author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar...
Oct 27
2017
Friday
at
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen.Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for...
The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
at
2:00 PM
Join us for a free family friendly concert.The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra based in Minneapolis, MN.The Sinfonia is the only orchestra of its kind in the entire country,...