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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

Ice Cream
Jun 24
2018
Sunday
at
9:30 AM
Following 9:30 & 11:30 MassTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelJoin The Basilica Habitat for Humanity committee for our annual SUPER SUNDAE SUNDAY EVENT! Free ice cream along with your favorite...
School supplies
Jul 8
2018
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 5. Help fill backpacks at the Basilica Day celebration...
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School supplies
Jul 15
2018
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 5. Help fill backpacks at the Basilica Day celebration...
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School supplies
Jul 22
2018
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 5. Help fill backpacks at the Basilica Day celebration...
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School supplies
Jul 29
2018
Sunday
at
(All day)
School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 5. Help fill backpacks at the Basilica Day celebration...
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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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Aug 12
2018
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Join us for Mass on Sunday, August 12, 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...
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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