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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 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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Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
2019
Sunday
at
10:30 AM
As part of our celebration of 150 years as a parish community, The Basilica re-commits itself to peace and re-dedicates itself as an International Peace Site. A Peace Site empowers communities to...
May 4
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Gather with us for a morning of reflection with volunteer ministers who offer support to, and accompany others throughout the Christian Life Department.Anecdotal stories and research concur that...
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May 4
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Make a difference at The Basilica by helping to keep our campus beautiful. Weather permitting volunteers will help Basilica staff with several outdoor landscaping projects. Families and friends are...
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May 18
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Make a difference at The Basilica by helping to keep our campus beautiful. Weather permitting volunteers will help Basilica staff with several outdoor landscaping projects. Families and friends are...
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May 18
2019
Saturday
at
5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Landmark SparkBenefiting The Basilica LandmarkSaturday, May 18, 20195:00-11:30pmThe Machine Shop300 2nd Street SE, MinneapolisPurchase TicketsIndividual $250 ($150 tax deductible)Complimentary valet...
May 19
2019
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us to help bridge the hunger gap for kids this summer. On Sunday, May 19th the Basilica community will come together to pack thousands of snack packs that will be delivered to children attending...
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Jun 2
2019
Sunday
at
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Summer PicnicAll families with little ones (those age four and under) are welcome to join in for great food and camaraderie.  We will gather by the playground and picnic area at Bryn...
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Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2019
Saturday
at
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...