"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.