Adult Faith Formation

Deepening your faith

Faith is a constant gift from God. It is offered to us at our baptism and over and over again throughout our lives. It grows and deepens as we experience life.

Join The Basilica community as we learn and journey with one another in our Catholic faith.

  • Contact Paula Kaempffer with questions about any of our programs and speakers.
  • Please register for events so we can provide the best hospitality and be well-prepared. Register online, or call 612.317.3414 to register by phone.

RCIA Topics

Anyone is welcome to join the weekly RCIA sessions.  They are Tuesday evening from September through the Easter Searson.  Each week we bring in professors from the many Catholic colleges and universities in the Twin City area.  These presentations are outstanding and are open to anyone interested in attending. Presentations are 6:45-7:30PM.  You are welcome to visit, listen, learn, and experience good theology. Upcoming topics for the rest of this year's sessions are:

  • February 6 - Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
  • February 13 - no session
  • February 14 - Ash Wednesday - all Inquirers are asked to attend 5:30pm Mass
  • February 20 - The Transfiguration
  • February 27 - The Woman at the Well
  • March 6 - The Man Born Blind
  • March 13 - The Raising of Lazarus
  • March 20 - The Passion

Adult Bible Study

A bible study focusing on the Lenten Gospels will be held on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:45am.  All are then invited to attend Mass at 12:00pm.  Sessions begin on Monday, February 12.  More information and registration is listed below.

Theology Day

Join us for these sessions presented by scholars from Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary. Also presented at Saint John’s University and other locations in the Twin Cities and out-of-state. Click here for the full schedule, and see below for information about the upcoming session at The Basilica.

Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network

(formerly known as the Minneapolis Interfaith Forum)

Through a new organization called The Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network (MMN), we are working alongside downtown Minneapolis religious communities on some of the most pressing social justice matters this city is facing. This multi-faith network builds friendships and opportunities to learn about others' faith while participants pursue the common good together.   Click here to view a short video about MMN.

Please visit the Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network website to learn more about this orgranization and upcoming events. 

Participating Congregations:

  • The Basilica of Saint Mary
  • Temple Israel
  • Masjid An-Nur Mosque
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Islamic Community Center of Minnesota/Masjid-Al-Iman
  • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
  • First Covenant Church
  • First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
  • Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Church of the Ascension

Scroll down to see more about upcoming Faith Formation opportunities.

Upcoming Events

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...
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Hands raised
Feb 25
2018
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
#MeToo: A Community Conversation and a Christian ResponseFebruary 25, 1:00-3:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level Join us for a community conversation about the current cultural movement...
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Feb 26
2018
Monday
at
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Mondays, starting February 12, 10:30-11:45amNOTE: Week#2 will move to Tuesday, February 20 due to The Basilica of Saint Mary's office being closed on Monday February 19 for Presidents' DayCatherine...
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Feb 27
2018
Tuesday
at
6:00 PM
Mental Health Ministry Fifth Annual Film FestivalTuesdays in February, Doors open at 6:00pm, films start at 6:30pmSaint Ambrose Room, Ground LevelEach Tuesday in February  a new title will be...
Mar 3
2018
Saturday
at
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join The Basilica's Gifts Leadership Team and Deacon Winninger during this time of prayerful reflection join other members of your Basilica community in learning more about your talents and gifts,...
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Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Mar 4
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 [asset-2348-169]          Black...
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Mar 4
2018
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
Basilica parishioners made two trips to our southern border in 2017.  They spent several weeks in El Paso, TX, and traveled to the U.S. border of Arizona and Nogales, Mexico. They heard moving,...
Mar 5
2018
Monday
at
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Mondays, starting February 12, 10:30-11:45amNOTE: Week#2 will move to Tuesday, February 20 due to The Basilica of Saint Mary's office being closed on Monday February 19 for Presidents' DayCatherine...
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Mar 8
2018
Thursday
at
6:30 PM
Job search can be tremendously stressful. You get little feedback, spend significant time applying to clunky company websites, and often have too much time alone to ruminate in your thoughts.  In...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Mar 11
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 An Advocacy Toolkit for Racial...
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