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
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Recent Publications
· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
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Marriage Enrichment

It is important that married couples do those important things that keep their marriages alive and healthy. Dedicating time together for ongoing growth and understanding, prayer, good communication and fun are all necessary tools. The Basilica of Saint Mary offers a variety of enrichment events for already married couples; some on a regular basis and occasionally others on a variety of areas of interest.

Marriage Preparation

Find about about preparing for marriage at The Basilica.

Contact Nancy if you would like to discuss resources and opportunities that may be of interest.

Rock Solid Marriages

Rock Solid Marriages starts this August! This new ministry at The Basilica is created for married couples in their 20s and 30s who are looking to grow closer together and with God. A variety of topics will be offered throughout the year designed to strengthen and encourage healthy marriages. This group will be a great place to grow in faith with your spouse, meet other married couples, and pursue God's Word by using scripture to guide discussion and deepen your relationship.

 Come meet the couples on the leadership team and learn more about the group at an introductory meeting on August 18 at 1:00pm (following the 11:30 Mass) in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Room on the ground level of The Basilica.  Snacks will be provided. For more information email the leadership team at See you there!

Schedule of Upcoming Rock Solid Marriages Events:

August 18            Kick Off Event

September 29      Live Together, Pray Together

October 27          Communication Differences

November 24       Managing Stress

All events will be held following the 11:30am Mass in Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Room, ground level of the church. Please register for the events that you will attend.


Other Enrichment Opportunities

To find out about other opportunities to enrich your marriage, contact Nancy Keller 612.317.3478.

Remarriage/Blended Family Workshop

6:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday, September 10

If you are planning a second marriage, marrying someone who has been married before, bringing children into a new marriage or marrying someone who has children, or if you are currently in a remarriage then you could benefit from some special resources related to your unique situation. This workshop will address some of the common issues seen by families in remarriages and/or blended families including custody, housing, step-parenting, former spouses, finances and the importance of the spiritual dimension. Cost is $25/couple. Registration required.
Please note date and time change for this workshop.  



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Marriage Mentor Ministry

If you have thought or talked about getting involved at the Basilica, perhaps the Marriage Mentor Ministry is for you. The Mentor Ministry is something you can do together as a couple and the amount of time it takes is up to you. This ministry involves working two-on-two with some of our many engaged couples preparing for marriage. This is a very rewarding and fun ministry that also can improve your own marriage. To find out more, call the Nancy at 612.317.3478.



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Buffalo, MN - 763.682.1394 or 763.682.3453

Marriage Booster


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