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Don Loegering

Fr. Daniel Griffith’s Installation Mass and Celebrations

Fr. Daniel Griffith will be installed by Archbishop Hebda as the 12th Pastor of The Basilica of Saint Mary on Saturday, August 13 at 5:00pm. The celebration Mass will include interfaith leaders from the community and honored guests.

Fr. Daniel Griffith was named pastor and rector July 1, 2022. He was ordained in 2002 and has served in a variety of assignments in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since ordination including pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes for 10 years and as the archdiocesan delegate for safe environment in 2013 and 2014. Fr. Griffith is the founding director of the Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Fr. Daniel Griffith stated, “I am humbled and honored to be installed as the 12th pastor of The Basilica of Saint Mary. I have long admired The Basilica’s commitment to sacred and beautiful liturgies, outreach to the poor and marginalized, and its commitment to justice and peace within our broader community. Please join us at The Basilica on our shared journey of faith as walk together in the light of the Lord.” 



Saturday, August 13
Installation Mass with Archbishop Hebda at 5:00pm*

Sunday, August 14
Celebration Masses with receptions following 9:30* and 11:30am Masses 


Fr. Daniel Griffith Installation Invite







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