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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

Jun 2
2017
Friday
at
7:00 PM
Join our Muslim brothers and sisters and Basilica parishioners in a meal to end a Ramadan fast. Cost is $10 at the door, or pre-register at www.cairmn.com. As we build bridges, we are stronger...
Jun 11
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM
Come and enjoy ice cream on Sunday, June 11 after the 9:30 and 11:30 Masses to celebrate the kick-off of the Basilica’s Habitat for Humanity season. We’ll be working on a...
Jun 11
2017
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:00 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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Families Moving Forward
Jun 11 to Jun 18
2017
Sunday
at
4:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Families Moving Forward (FMF), a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, is a Twin Cities effort that, together with a network of more than 50 faith communities, provides temporary,...
Jun 25
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
During each Mass this weekend, all will be blessed for good mental health and following the 9:30 and 11:30 am Sunday liturgies, treated to ice cream on the West Lawn.   For more information or to...
Jun 25
2017
Sunday
at
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Yes, it’s time to grab your red-checked tablecloths for The Basilica’s Annual Young Family Summer Picnic.All families with little ones (0-4) are welcome to join in for great food and camaraderie.  We...
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Block Party 2016
Jul 7 to Jul 8
2017
Friday
at
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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School supplies
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit students attending the Church of the Ascension Catholic School.Help pack backpacks full of donated supplies during our...
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Jan 12 to Jan 27
2018
Friday
at
12:00 PM
Travel with parishioners from the Basilica of St. Mary to visit sites associated with South Africa’s remarkable transformation to democracy under the leadership of former President Nelson Mandela and...