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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 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

Apr 23
2018
Monday
at
6:30 PM
It's Called Unconscious For A Reason: Understanding Bias and Its ImpactSt Mary of the Lake Church4741 Bald Eagle AveWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110The Catholic Charities'...
Apr 26
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Opioids in the Community: Education and PreventionTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAllied Against Opioid Abuse in partnership with The Basilica of Saint Mary host an opioid abuse...
Apr 28
2018
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Care for The Basilica grounds and help beautify our campus. Join our parish community, alongside other volunteers, to clean up The Basilica and welcome Spring. Volunteers of all ages and abilities...
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May 2
2018
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM
Aim @ Success: A New Way to Tackle Career Change and Job Job Search GoalsWagner Room, Cowley CenterTopics covered:  career change, career exploration, job search, and staying motivated using a goal...
May 6
2018
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Help bridge the hunger gap. A child's summer break is usually characterized by fun, sun, and pure bliss. But for some who live in unstable food environments, summer is also a time of uncertainty....
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Sofas and Spokes Bicycles
May 19
2018
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sofas & Spokes In the midst of spring cleaning, have you found furniture or adult bicycles you are no longer using? You can donate them to help those in need in our community!...
New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Jun 3
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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New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Aug 5
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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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...
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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