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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. 

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

Upcoming Events

Hands raised
Aug 18
2019
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2019
Saturday
at
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...
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Fall Festival 2017
Sep 8
2019
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 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, ice cream sundaes, and more! Stay for a variety...
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Sep 12
2019
Thursday
at
7:00 PM
Mental Health Author Series: Mary CreganThe Basilica of Saint Mary in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church and Excelsior Bay Books is proud to bring author Mary Cregan to The Basilica to share...
Hands raised
Sep 15
2019
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Sep 19
2019
Thursday
at
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Oct 10
2019
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Oct 20
2019
Sunday
at
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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