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Michael Jensen

Who We Are

"Seek the well-being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being, you shall find your own."  --Jeremiah 29:7

A place of worship.  
A place of refuge.  
A place of peace.

More than just a beautiful building, The Basilica of Saint Mary is a gathering place for all those who pass through our doors.  It’s a center for the arts, and a place of refuge for the poor.  It’s a community committed to the growth and social well-being of the city.  

People of all colors, all economic backgrounds, people from suburbs, and from inner city neighborhoods stand shoulder to shoulder.  Together, we celebrate weddings, baptisms and funerals, Christmas and Easter, and weekend Eucharist. 

With over 6,700 families, we have an aggressive vision for social outreach.  Our St. Vincent de Paul society offers new shoes or workboots, and has since 1986.  We partner with Meals on Wheels, offer employment support, and help struggling families stabilize their lives through Pathways.  

Our John XXIII Art Gallery features local, national and international artists work, and music is available to all through our Spirit and Soul celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Sinfonia, The Singers, The Rose Ensemble and others who offer free and low cost concerts. 

Art
Architechture
Bibilical Stewardship
Our History
Lay Leadership
Mission and Vision 
Partnerships
Privacy
Staff
Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Events

Snack pack paper bags
Oct 21
2018
Sunday
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8:00 AM
Join us for a community day of service. Volunteer to help pack personal care kits for those in need. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together.Packing will take place following...
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Oct 28
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Come to hear stories from people living in the homeless shelters in our community. Hear from families, single adults, and youth. Learn about their challenges and discover opportunities to engage and...
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New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Nov 4
2018
Sunday
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10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
If you've joined The Basilica in recent months, you are invited to a New Member Welcome Brunch with Basilica staff. We'll feed you delicious homemade food, tell you a bit about The Basilica, answer...
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Basilica distance
Nov 8
2018
Thursday
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6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Catholic Community FoundationGiving Insights: Spiritual ForumJoin us for a community conversation presented by the Catholic Community Foundation.The Catholic Community Foundation's ...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
at
11:45 AM
University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughessy Educational Center (OEC), St. Paul CampusEnveloped by War: The Church in Syria’s Civil Conflict His Excellency, the Most...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
at
7:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Schulze Hall, Minneapolis Campus.Binding Wounds, Building Bridges in a War-Ravaged Land: An Evening with The Most Reverend Samir Nassar, Archbishop...
Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 9
2018
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 9, 8:30am-3:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica Lower LevelEnjoy holiday shopping by purchasing fair trade merchandise at a fair price. Support artisans in...
Jan 19
2019
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What is your calling? What gifts have you been blessed with?Attend the Gifts Workshop to discover more about yourself and how you can share and use your gifts.
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Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a free community Soup Supper. All are welcome, a free will donation will be taken.