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Mae Desaire

Doors Open Minneapolis

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)

We look forward to welcoming visitors to The Basilica to participate in Doors Open Minneapolis, a weekend-long event that allows the public access to buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant. Learn more about volunteer opportunities across the city at doorsopenminneapolis.org.

 

Doors open logo 2019

 

 

 

Throughout the day, visitors are welcome to visit the Mary Garden, walk the labyrinth, or visit the art gallery. Information is available at the hospitality table on The Basilica Plaza. Items such as postcards, calendars, and Basilica Magazines and history books are free for the taking.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

11:00AM: SHOE MINISTRY
One aspect of our community life is serving those within The Basilica community as well as those in the broader community. Shoe Ministry is only one aspect of our service to the community. Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach is available during the week as well, providing a broader range of services.  This ministry is managed by Basilica volunteers.

10:00AM: CONFIRMATIONS
Throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, our youth gather to receive The Sacrament of Confirmation, the imparting of the Holy Spirit, to guide us in living out the Gospel message of love.
No Guided Tours of the Church will be available at this time. 

10:00AM – 6:00PM: EXHIBIT: Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota
Each mask in this show was created by Minnesotans who have brain injuries, their families, and people who work with them. This community-based art project gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their lives with a brain injury. The award-winning documentary by Jed Schlegelmilch on June 4 chronicles the creation of collection of masks.

TOURS: 
12:30pm: Guided Tour of The Basilica
1:30pm: Guided Tour of The Basilica
2:30pm: Guided Tour of The Basilica

ORGAN RECITAL: 
3:30pm: A fifteen minute organ recital performed by principal organist, Christopher Stroh

MASS: ALL ARE WELCOME
5:00pm: Join us (Steven Kim, vocal soloist)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Throughout the day, visitors are welcome to visit the Mary Garden, walk the Labyrinth, or visit the art gallery. Information is available. Items such as postcards, calendars, and Basilica Magazines and history books are free for the taking.

7:00AM-1:00PM: SNACK PACK  
The Basilica community will come together to pack thousands of snack packs that will be delivered to children attending Ascension Catholic School’s Summer SLAM program in North Minneapolis. This event is sponsored by The Basilica’s St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us following the 9:30 and 11:30am Masses to help pack snack. Visitors are welcome to stop by Teresa of Calcutta Hall to volunteer.

MASS: ALL ARE WELCOME
9:30am- Guided Tour after Mass, Traditional Choral Music
11:30am- Guided Tour after Mass, Contemporary Music

1:30PM: FIRST COMMUNION
Entering more fully into the sacramental life of the community, children will receive communion for the first time. No Guided Tours of the Church will be available at this time.

1:30PM: ART RECEPTION: Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota
Each mask in this show was created by Minnesotans who have brain injuries, their families, and people who work with them. This community-based art project gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their lives with a brain injury. The award-winning documentary by Jed Schlegelmilch on June 4 chronicles the creation of collection of masks.

ORGAN RECITAL
2:30pm: A fifteen minute organ recital performed by principal organist, Christopher Stroh

TOUR: 
3:00pm: Guided Tour

MASS: ALL ARE WELCOME
4:30pm: Contemporary Ensemble
6:30pm: Contemporary Ensemble