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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

Room for Christmas musical
Dec 16
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Room for Christmas: A Children and Youth Christmas MusicalPerformances at 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta hall, Lower levelRoom for Christmas is for everyone who has ever felt they were running...
Dec 17
2018
Monday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us for some learning and faith sharing around the Sunday Gospels of the season of Advent. Monday mornings, Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 from 10:00am till 11:30am in the Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground...
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Dec 22
2018
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment from Advent to Christmas. Decorating begins at 8:00am and concludes by 12:00pm. All are welcome to help, families and friends are...
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Dec 24
2018
Monday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to work on all the final preparations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. All are welcome to help, families and friends are encouraged to volunteer together.
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Jan 14
2019
Monday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to transition the liturgical environment from Christmas to Ordinary Time ("De-Greening"). All are welcome to help, families and friends are encouraged to volunteer together.
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Jan 19
2019
Saturday
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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
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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.
Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2019
Saturday
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2:00 PM
SAVE THE DATEAll School ReunionReconnecting all classes from The Basilica School and celebrating the people and life of our parish for 150 years. 2:00pm-5pm Reunion, Shared Stories, Tours5:00pm...