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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

School supplies
Jul 30
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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School supplies
Aug 6
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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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.Supplies Needed: Drop-off Deadline Sunday, August...
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Aug 13
2017
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Join us for Mass on  Sunday, August 13, as our choirs return to celebrate the Basilica’s Solemn Dedication.  Stay after Mass for an ice cream social and celebration of the amazing work being done in...
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Sep 8
2017
Friday
at
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 10
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Parish Picnic 2017Save the Date-September 10 Join us for great food, games and activities for families and children. 
Martin Luther
Sep 21
2017
Thursday
at
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...
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...
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...