Farewell Fr. Bauer Ice Cream Socials

June 19, 25, & 26

Basilica West Lawn and Plaza

Join us in celebration and appreciation of Fr. Bauer. You are invited to thank Fr. Bauer and wish him well as his tenure as pastor of The Basilica comes to an end.


Sunday, June 19 - after the 7:30 and 9:30am Masses

Saturday, June 25 - after the 5:00pm Mass

Sunday, June 26 - after the 11:30am Mass


Farewell Fr Bauer


Please take time to vote. The Parish Council represents you—our parishioners. The Council plays a key role in working with the pastor to ensure that The Basilica of Saint Mary community continues to live out our mission and vision.

We are in need of two parishioners to serve on our Parish Council—one to represent our Learning ministries and the other to represent the Liturgy and Sacred Arts ministries. By voting, you will help elect two members to the Council. 

We are pleased to announce our candidates, who are well qualified and exhibit the spirit of stewardship, volunteerism, and leadership that make The Basilica of Saint Mary such a special place. 

Please take a few minutes to read the biographies included, written in each candidate’s own words and chronicle their personal commitment to The Basilica and its vital programs. 

Thank you in advance for your participation and your continued support of The Basilica. Every registered adult parishioner in each household is entitled to vote once. 

The deadline for voting is 5:00pm on Monday, June 13.



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If you need assistance contact Lucy at

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota have asked Governor Walz and legislative leaders from both parties to call for a special session to pass Safe Schools legislation that stalled during the recently-ended 2022 Session. When we Catholic bishops met with lawmakers and the governor earlier this year, we were told there was bipartisan support for a legislative proposal on this topic: H.F. 4005/S.F. 3380. Although no legislation can stop the manifestation of evil, this Safe Schools legislation is an important, common-sense first step to establishing an ongoing funding source for schools to increase security staff, enhance building security, and strengthen violence prevention programs and mental health initiatives.   

Passing this legislation now will allow public and non-public schools to take time this summer break to evaluate security measures and services to keep our kids safe and then begin the implementation process. If anything, the $44 per student funding allocation in the bill is too modest, and should be a starting point to ensure school security measures are adequately funded. Please contact Governor Walz and House and Senate leadership to call for special session for this Safe Schools legislation.  

At the same time, please join me in seeking the intercession of Mary, who is both Our Lady of Sorrows and Queen of Peace, as we pray not only for the innocent children and school staff who were murdered Tuesday but also for peace for their families and their community. 


Wherever you are on this Memorial Day weekend, we welcome you!

The Basilica's weekend liturgies celebrating the Ascension of the Lord are on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 7:30am, 9:30am (livestreamed at or on Facebook @BasilicaMpls), 11:30am and 5pm.
On Monday we have one Mass at 10am, both in-person and livestreamed at or on Facebook @BasilicaMpls.
Our offices are closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.


In spring 2021, Pope Francis announced that the Catholic Church would engage in a synodal process that includes listening to "all the baptized” in every diocese around the world.

What would you like to share with Pope Francis? Now is your chance to say what you think the Catholic Church needs to focus on today.

The Archdiocese launched a survey to collect feedback as Pope Francis encouraged when announcing the Vatican Synod on Synodality in spring 2021.

The survey can be found at