As we approach the end of 2020, we are grateful for the continued support of our parish throughout the uncertainties of this past year. Because of your generosity, we have had the flexibility to adapt, adjust, and pivot in new and innovative ways to continue to serve. If you have not done so already, please consider making a year-end gift to The Basilica at

In order to receive a tax deductible credit for 2020, checks must be postmarked by Thursday, December 31. Online gifts need to be received by midnight on December 31. The Basilica’s offices will be closed on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1.

If you need assistance with a year-end gift call Anne at 763.760.0184 (cell) or Audra Johnson at 612.328.3486 (cell).





In our weekly video series "Art That Surrounds Us," Johan van Parys, Ph.D., our Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, shares information about a piece from The Basilica of Saint Mary's art collection.

This week we are on location at Johan's home, and he shares information and anecdotes about his personal nativity collection, acquired over a number of years, which spans many countries, ethnicities, mediums and artistic styles. "The wonderful thing about nativities," he says, "is that throughout the world people have depicted the nativity scene in their own image."

Our next episode of Art That Surrounds Us will be available the week of January 4.



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Advent Evening Prayer

Basilica Staff Christmas Greeting