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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 travel on a journey of faith.  We celebrate weddings, baptisms and funerals, Christmas and Easter, and weekend Eucharist. 

With over 6,500 households, we have an aggressive vision for social outreach.  Our St. Vincent de Paul ministries offers new shoes or workboots, and has since 1986.  We partner with Habitat for Humanity and Families Moving Forward, offer employment support, and help struggling families stabilize their lives through Pathways. 

We invite those of every age to explore and learn about their faith.  Speakers from local colleges and universities offer opportunities for adults.  We offer Bible Study for young adults, seasonal programming and more.  

withOur John XXIII Art Gallery features the work of local, national and international artists.  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. 

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Upcoming Events

You are the key to ending homelessness
Oct 27
2019
Sunday
at
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Temple Israel, MinneapolisDowntown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) has been working collaboratively with over fourteen interfaith congregations for more than twelve years. While the overall...
Kevin Kling
Oct 29
2019
Tuesday
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7:00 PM
Kevin Kling: Laughter and Story as Archetype and HealingLocal actor and storyteller Kevin Kling will help us think differently about “disability” as he delivers hilarious, often...
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Hands raised
Nov 3
2019
Sunday
at
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Nov 10
2019
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Help us pack more than 20,000 meals for our neighbors in need. Join us after the 7:30, 9:30, or 11:30am Masses to volunteer for an hour. Every meal we pack will be donated to a local food shelf....
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Hands raised
Nov 14
2019
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Nov 24
2019
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Saint Ambrose RoomWhat is it like to be a Christian in the Middle East today? How does one live out one’s faith, among grave challenges and threats. Did you know the Arabic word for “witness” and “...
Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 8
2019
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 8, 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...
Hands raised
Jan 9
2020
Thursday
at
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Jan 12
2020
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:30 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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Hands raised
Jan 19
2020
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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