The Basilica of Saint Mary
June 26, 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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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
Today's Reading
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mental Health Ministry

The Basilica of Saint Mary created the Mental Health Ministry in response to the needs of its faith community members, and focuses on issues surrounding mental illness, including mental health wellness and awareness, education, and outreach. The Mental Health Ministry recognizes that mental illness within the community causes great pain and anguish for the people suffering from the problem, as well as for the community itself. Among the great problems surrounding mental illness are secrecy, shame, stigma, and denial. One way to alleviate some of this pain is to play a role in educating our parish and our community. The Basilica and the Mental Health Ministry believe that the person's religious faith and spirituality are part of the overall treatment and recovery process.

Mental Health Ministry Events

Learn about events sponsored by the Mental Health Ministry on our Events Page! Coming soon . . .

Support Network

If you need to talk to someone about your mental health or that of a family member or friend, contact Janet 612.317.3508 and you will be put in touch with someone who can help. 


The Basilica of Saint Mary’s Mental Health Ministry has a library of resources available on various topics and organizations associated with Mental Illness. Contact Janet 612.317.3508 to get the help for yourself or a family member or friend. Below are a few resources that might be helpful.


5:30 – 9:00 pm,Thursday, December 12; St. Joseph Chapel and Teresa of Calcutta
A peaceful way to join the community in Advent and pray for each other.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  Start with the Blessing, share a holiday dinner, and then Catherine Byers Breet presents “Are you  thriving (or just surviving) in your life?  Please RSVP to or 612-317-3508 by December 1, 2013.


6-9 pm, January 2014, Teresa of Calcutta, lower level of the Basilica Church

Thursday, January 2:  Me Too, No Kidding!  Award winning documentary by Joey Pantoliano
Thursday, January 9:  It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Rated PG-13 (2010)
Thursday, January 16: Ordinary People, Rated R (1980)
Thursday, January 23: Silver Linings Playbook, Rated R (2012)

Each evening will include an introduction to the film and after viewing discussion with refreshments.
Contact Janet Grove at 612-317-3508 or email Janet for more information and to reserve your free movie tickets today!

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The wooden Angels, found in the Apse of the church near the Organ pipes, were hand carved in 1912 in Europe. Each one has a different face and hairstyle. Originally, these angels were over the main alter in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota. They were acquired by the Basilica in 1992. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]

You are welcome . . . .

The Basilica of Saint Mary is marked by hospitality and a rich diversity. We are committed to making The Basilica a place where you who live with impairments or disabilities can pray and participate in all aspects of community life as easily as anyone else.

Help us accommodate your special needs by letting us know what you require to worship freely and participate fully in community life at The Basilica. Please let us know whenever you encounter a barrier so that we may address the situation you experienced.

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