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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.  

Our John XXIII Art Gallery features the work of local, national and international artists.  Music is available to all through the Minnesota Sinfonia and others who offer free and low cost concerts. 

Art
Architechture
Bibilical Stewardship
Our History
Lay Leadership
Mission and Vision 
Partnerships
Strategic Plan 
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) 

 

Upcoming Events

Cheryl Strayed
Oct 6
2022
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Featuring Award-Winning NovelistCheryl Strayed, author of the national bestseller Brave EnoughTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:00 – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)TERESA OF CALCUTTA HALLCheryl Strayed, the real...
Oct 8
2022
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Short Listening WorkshopSaturday, October 8, 9:00 – 11:30am, ZoomEmmaus Listening Ministry seeks to bring the gift of listening to the world. For those not quite ready to enter the ministry or commit...
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Basilica of St. Mary exterior
Oct 8
2022
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Side By Side SaturdaysSaturdays, 9:30–11:00AMTeresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry is hosting a series of interactive events which will allow participants to...
fall tree
Oct 9
2022
Sunday
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3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 9 from 3:00-4:30pmBefore 5pm MassTeresa of Calcutta (Lower Level)Celebrate Oktoberfest with bratwurst, pretzels and apple cider, plus German-inspired activities and polka music. Fun...
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Basilica of St. Mary exterior
Oct 15
2022
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Side By Side SaturdaysSaturdays, 9:30–11:00AMTeresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry is hosting a series of interactive events which will allow participants to...
Oct 22
2022
Saturday
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9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
SVdP Side-By-Side Saturdays: Movement SessionsSaturday, October 22, 9:30 – 11:00amTeresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry will host a series of interactive events lead by Bill Easter...
Oct 29
2022
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Poverty SimulationSaturday, October 29, 9:00am-12:00 noonBasilica School Lower Level 7 As we seek to draw our community closer to one another, bridging the gap between people with different lived...
Oct 29
2022
Saturday
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9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
SVdP Side-By-Side Saturdays: Movement SessionsSaturday, October 29, 9:30 – 11:00amTeresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry will host a series of interactive events lead by Bill Easter...
Oct 30
2022
Sunday
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9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Procession of the Icons will occur during the Preparation of the Gift at the 9:30am and 11:30am Mass.
Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
Nov 5
2022
Saturday
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3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 5 from 3:00-4:30pmBefore 5pm MassTeresa of Calcutta (Lower Level)A belated Día de Muertos celebration with soft tacos and sweet breads, plus papel picado crafts and paper masks....
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