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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

Fr. Daniel crop
Jan 31
2023
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
Parish Listening Sessions Fr. Daniel Griffith and members of the Parish Council want to hear what is on your mind and in your heart regarding The Basilica and the broader Catholic...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 4 to Feb 5
2023
Saturday
at
(All day)
Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
Feb 4
2023
Saturday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Side By Side SaturdaysSaturdays, 9:30–11:00AM in the Teresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry is hosting a series of interactive events which will allow participants to focus on ...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 11 to Feb 12
2023
Saturday
at
(All day)
Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
Fr. Daniel crop
Feb 11
2023
Saturday
at
9:00 AM
Parish Listening SessionsFr. Daniel Griffith and members of the Parish Council want to hear what is on your mind and in your heart regarding The Basilica and the broader Catholic...
Fr. Daniel crop
Feb 12
2023
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Parish Listening SessionsFr. Daniel Griffith and members of the Parish Council want to hear what is on your mind and in your heart regarding The Basilica and the broader Catholic...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 18 to Feb 19
2023
Saturday
at
(All day)
Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
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Feb 21
2023
Tuesday
at
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to joyfully transition the liturgical environment from Ordinary Time to the Season of Lent, Decorating begins at 9am and concludes by about 12:00pm.Register 
Becoming Human: Dismantling Racism
Feb 23
2023
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Please click this link for more information and to register: https://www.mary.org/ministries-education/justice/becoming-human-dismantling-racism
Feb 25
2023
Saturday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Side-By-Side SaturdaysSaturdays, 9:30–11:00AM in the Teresa of Calcutta HallThe St. Vincent de Paul ministry is hosting a series of interactive events which will allow participants to focus on ...