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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

Iraq Family
Feb 25
2017
Saturday
at
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Are you a lawyer? Do you know any lawyers? If so, consider participating in this important volunteer opportunity at the Basilica.The Basilica is partnering with Advocates for Human Rights to offer an...
Feb 28
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
2017 Mental Health Film FestivalAddiction Through the DecadesFebruary 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30pmSaints Ambrose and Teresa Room, Ground LevelRoom opens for seating at 6:00pm.The films this...
National Black Catholic Congress
Mar 5
2017
Sunday
at
10:45 AM
Archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry InitiativeSunday, March 5, 10:45am following 9:30am MassSaints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground LevelJoin us for an informational session presented by the Archdiocesan...
State Capitol St. Paul
Mar 9
2017
Thursday
at
9:00 AM
Minnesota’s bishops invite Catholics to protect life and human dignity by attending Catholics at the Capitol this coming March in St. Paul. Join the bishops, dynamic Church leaders, and 1,000+...
Islamic center
Mar 12
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
Building Bridges: Understanding IslamJoin us for a three-part series to learn more about the Islamic faith.Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelMarch 12, 26, Apr 2, 1:00pm Introduction to...
Mar 16
2017
Thursday
at
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
If you've joined The Basilica in recent months, we'd like to personally welcome you. About once a month we offer a new member welcome event full of fellowship and food. Come and meet other new...
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Metal image of a Valentine Heart
Mar 19
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
It is What it Is:  My Journey With My Wife’s CancerParishioner Tony Gantenbein shares the story of his faith journey, as they lived thorugh the many phases of his wife's cancer.Through it all, his...
Islamic center
Mar 26
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
Building Bridges: Understanding IslamJoin us for a three-part series to learn more about the Islamic faith.Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelMarch 12, 26, Apr 2, 1:00pm Introduction to...
Mar 30
2017
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
We are delighted to welcome back Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary for their Theology Day discussions.  What is the church’s place in an increasingly secular, pluralistic society? Is it...
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Islamic center
Apr 2
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
Building Bridges: Understanding IslamJoin us for a three-part series to learn more about the Islamic faith.Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelMarch 12, 26, Apr 2, 1:00pm Introduction to...