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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

A Christmas Carol
Dec 1
2017
Friday
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7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Christmas Carol"God Bless Us, Everyone!"Join us for a special evening featuring A Christmas Carol presented by River City Theatre Company at The Basilica of Saint Mary.This timeless tale...
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful morning of reflection. Advent and Christmas remind us of the mystery of the Incarnation, an event that theologians and poets have struggled to describe.Incarnation is a...
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Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 3
2017
Sunday
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8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 3, 8:30am-3:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica Lower LevelPlease join us for the annual Fair Trade Market and do a little shopping for your holiday gifting needs...
Room for Christmas musical
Dec 17
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Room for Christmas: A Children’s Christmas MusicalPerformances at 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta hall, Lower levelRoom for Christmas is for everyone who has ever felt they were running out of...
Jan 12 to Jan 27
2018
Friday
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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...
Feb 6
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Feb 13
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 18
2018
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation.Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God What Does Being a...
Feb 20
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 25
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation. Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God Catholic Charities and Racial...