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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. 

Bibilical Stewardship
Our History
Lay Leadership
Mission and Vision 
Strategic Plan 

Upcoming Events

Snack pack paper bags
Jun 21
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Help pack kitchen supplies for families in need. The kitchen packs will be donated to Bridging, a nonprofit organization serving the Twin Cities families.As part of The Basilica of Saint Mary's ...
Ice Cream
Jun 30
9:30 AM
Join us as the parish is blessed at each Mass this weekend.  Ice Cream will be served on the West Lawn following the 9:30 and 11:30am Masses. Sponsored by The Basilica of Saint Mary Mental Health...
Habitat 2017 crew outside
Jul 29 to Aug 2
(All day)
2019 is the 24th year of partnership between The Basilica and Habitat!Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2The office of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity asks that all builders commit...
Aug 11
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Join us for Mass on Sunday, August 11, as our choirs return to celebrate the Basilica’s Solemn Dedication.  Following 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30am MassesStay after Mass for an ice cream social and...
Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2:00 PM
All School ReunionReconnecting all classes from The Basilica School and celebrating the people and life of our parish for 150 years. 2:00pm-5:00pm Reunion, Shared Stories, Tours5:00pm MassJoin us the...