"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.
Our 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.