The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 22, 2017
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The Basilica of Saint Mary
We are located on Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phone: 612.333.1381
A map, email contact, parking information and mailing address is also available.
Weekly Musings Blog
Our pastor and staff directors share their thoughts, insights and inspirations.
Recent Publications
· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
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"Images from The Basilica"


Basilica Tours

Tours are offered by Basilica docents and are available year-round (except holidays and Holy Week).
Sunday tours are available after the 9:30 & 11:30am Masses and begin at the front of The Basilica beneath the pulpit. For a self-guided tour, tour brochures may be found in the back of the church.

Group tours, throughout the week, are available by request. For more information about tours or if you are planning to bring a group, please contact the Liturgy Office at 612.333.1381.

Note: No tours on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

The Basilica Tour Guide

You may download The Basilica's Tour Guide to learn more about our beautiful church buildings history and architecture. The Tour Guide is in PDF form, which might require you to download the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

© The Basilica of Saint Mary Organ and Choir Apse »
View from above shows the Wicks organ, installed and dedicated in 1950, and restored by Wicks in 2008. Dr. Kim Kasling, Basilica' organist from 1981 to 2007 consulted on the project and describes the restored organís sound as [Close]
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