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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 celebrate weddings, baptisms and funerals, Christmas and Easter, and weekend Eucharist. 

With over 6,700 families, we have an aggressive vision for social outreach.  Our St. Vincent de Paul society offers new shoes or workboots, and has since 1986.  We partner with Meals on Wheels, offer employment support, and help struggling families stabilize their lives through Pathways.  

Our John XXIII Art Gallery features local, national and international artists work, and 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. 

Art
Architechture
Bibilical Stewardship
Our History
Lay Leadership
Mission and Vision 
Partnerships
Privacy
Staff
Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Events

Organ
Aug 15
2018
Wednesday
at
8:00 PM
Summer Organ Recital SeriesJoin us this summer for inspiring music performed on the renowned Basilica organ. The Basilica’s Centennial Organ, Wicks Opus 3047, 4-manuals+Pedal with 4,900 pipes in 82...
New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Aug 19
2018
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:00 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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Come Together Service
Aug 19
2018
Sunday
at
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church2018 Aldrich Avenue NorthMinneapolis, MN 55411 Come together with Basilica parishioners and members of our broader community for a time of healing prayer, praise and hope....
View of the Basilica nave and sanctuary
Aug 26
2018
Sunday
at
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Recent Catholic Social Thought: a Spirituality for Business LifeSaint Joseph Chapel, Ground LevelFree of charge; open to the publicHow does Catholic social teaching tie into an understanding of...
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Fall Festival 2017
Sep 9
2018
Sunday
at
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Join us for the Basilica's annual Fall Festival where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy handmade brats, fresh grown sweet corn, root beer floats, and more! Stay for a variety...
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Islamic center
Sep 16
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
BUILDING BRIDGES: Understanding Islam and Sharia LawJoin in a safe, non-threatening interfaith discussion that can raise awareness on Islam in our community. Hear about the experience of being Muslim...
Islamic center
Sep 30
2018
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
BUILDING BRIDGES: Understanding Islam and Sharia LawJoin in a safe, non-threatening interfaith discussion that can raise awareness on Islam in our community. Hear about the experience of being Muslim...
New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Oct 14
2018
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:00 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...
Register
New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Nov 4
2018
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:00 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...
Register