Mission and Vision


Our core purpose 

"The Basilica of Saint Mary is a community rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ."

As disciples of Jesus Christ we

  • Practice biblical stewardship,
  • Share our faith with others in word and deed,
  • Pursue ecumenical and interfaith relationships,
  • Extend Christian hospitality, and
  • Rejoice in rich diversity.

As Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis we are committed to provide:

  • Inspiring liturgies and sacred arts,
  • Transforming life-long learning opportunities, and
  • Engaging service to one another and justice for all.


What we intend to create 

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

The Basilica of Saint Mary aspires to be a:

  • Home of Spiritual Nourishment - We aspire to be a place where all may be touched by beauty, be nourished in their faith and be inspired by truth.
  • Beacon of Hope - We commit to welcome everyone with respect and dignity and to provide help and care, especially to those most in need.
  • Advocate for Change - We pledge to work toward justice, peace and equality for all and to promote the protection of all of creation.