Saint Joseph Chapel

Noon Masses September 5-9

All Mass recordings can be found at Mass Recordings.


Monday, September 5
Labor Day 10am Mass

Tuesday, September 6

Wednesday, September 7

Thursday, September 8

Friday, September 9

On behalf of the 2022-2023 Parish Council, warm greetings to all. This is my first column as Parish Council Chair. What an honor it is to assume this role! As you may have read in a previous bulletin, I am a retired school administrator in our Catholic schools, a wife, mother of three adult children, and grandmother of 6. I have many interests including quilting, biking, reading and travelling. My faith has always been central to me since I was a small child.

This summer our Parish Council Vice Chair, Steven Kim, and our Secretary, My Lam, and I have spent time together getting to know one another and discussing our hopes for Parish Council this year. Learn more about the 2022-2023 Parish Council members at

The Parish Council has not met in-person for a while due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, we will launch the year with an in-person mini-retreat scheduled for the evening of September 28. The focus of the retreat will be reconnecting in faith and selecting our goals for the year. We would very much like to know what you, our community members, hope that the Parish Council can accomplish and support this year so that your thoughts can be included in our discernment during the retreat. Please email your thoughts to before our September 28 meeting.

Last spring, the Parish Council completed a revised governance document outlining the roles and responsibilities of the Council. They also passed a list of potential action items for the Council. This work and the thoughts of our community will guide our discussions and conclusions on the 28th. Many thanks to our past Parish Council for this work and to Past Council Chair, Katelin Richter Davis, for her leadership in this area and throughout the past year.

As part of our long-term financial picture, a Long-Term Financial Planning/Budget Committee led by Trustee, Tom Paul, has been working hard for several months. As the name suggests, this group aims to create a five-year plan to align our resources with our needs and wants as a parish. More information on this work will be forthcoming.

The Parish Council welcomes Fr. Daniel Griffith as our newly installed Pastor and Rector! What a truly beautiful installation Mass and reception. Much credit to our parish staff and, of course, Archbishop Hebda, for their many contributions in creating this event. We look forward to Fr. Daniel’s leadership and to his interactions with us at our mini retreat.

Our parish is very large, and we are looking for ways to connect with as many of you as we can in community, as volunteers, in worship and as children of God. There are a wide variety of ways that the Basilica serves our community and a wide variety of ways that we can serve the Basilica. Let’s walk together in faith.

May your days be richly blessed.


Jill Reilly
Parish Council Chair
The Basilica of Saint Mary



For more than a century, our beautiful Basilica has prominently marked the downtown Minneapolis skyline. The Basilica of Saint Mary can only serve future generations through a dedicated effort to preserve, restore and advance our historic campus.

Did you know that three of our Basilica campus buildings—the Church, School and Rectory are on the National Register of Historic Places? Our fourth building, Cowley Center, was built in the 1960s, and is also showing its age.

The Basilica Landmark, a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was organized by volunteers in 1993 to preserve and restore The Basilica of Saint Mary and its campus. What does it take to preserve and restore this historic campus? It takes helps from all of us.

Would you join our effort and make a gift to support The Basilica Landmark’s Annual Fund? With your financial help, our campus and historic buildings will continue to provide an essential foundation for the ministries that serve thousands with countless physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

Have you noticed the safety netting recently installed over one of The Basilica’s stained-glass windows? The good news is the interior ceiling plaster in the church is finally drying out after years of moisture damage. The bad news—as this plaster dries, it is crumbling. Falling plaster dust around one of the windows has graduated to falling pieces of plaster, which led to this recent installation of safety netting.

This month, a team including our architects and a church restoration specialist gathered on campus to investigate these issues with the interior ceiling plaster. In the short term, next steps include an assessment of the condition of the ceiling plaster and recommendations to ensure safety for all who enter The Basilica. Long term, our hopes are to raise funds for an extensive exterior and interior restoration of The Basilica.

As you can imagine, The Basilica’s yearly maintenance needs are great and funds are always in demand. This year is no exception. Inflation and supply shortages have added additional pressures. A few of the projects planned and underway include:


· Conducting a comprehensive study of the building exterior to better understand and prioritize how to keep moisture out to meet the restoration needs of our historic building

· Creating a clean room to house the new organ blower and replacing several organ baffles

· Ongoing tuck pointing of the church exterior and roof repairs


This list goes on with smaller maintenance projects that need attention to keep the campus functioning, like fixing cracked concrete, addressing lighting issues, and more.

Please support The Basilica Landmark Annual Fund by making a gift today. You can make your gift by going online at or by calling the Development Office at 651.317.3472.

Together we can continue to preserve and restore our beloved Basilica so it will remain the beautiful gateway for this vibrant parish that serves, engages, and inspires the surrounding community.



Support our school supply drive for the scholars at Church of the Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis. 

You can order items directly from the Target Charity Registry to ship to Ascension School by September 6.


Come & See...Come & Be 

September 17, 18, 24 & 25

Saturdays, 6:00pm

Sundays, 8:30am 12:30pm or 6:00pm

“Though many parts we are all one body in Christ.” Serving in the role as a liturgical minister is one way of expressing your faith, skills, and talents while serving the body of Christ.
Explore the possibility of serving as a Minister of Hospitality, Eucharistic Minister, Acolyte, or Lector.

Learn more about volunteering.


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