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


Throughout scripture we are called as Christians to relationship with God and with one another. Jesus introduces and invites us into radical relationships. We are made to be in relationship with one another as children, parents, partners, siblings and friends. Following Christ’s teaching, we seek to support one another in those relationships.

Marriage and Family

The Basilica Marriage and Family ministries offer workshops and seminars for families. Learn about blended families, understand your spouse’s temperament, attend a couples retreat, or find out about Marriage Enrichment Events for newly-married couples and new parents.


Divorce brings with it untold loss and change; instinctively, we try to recoup those material or tangible things that helped us define ourselves during the marriage. Happiness, however, lies in the deeper discovery of our own sacred authenticity. We have to slow down and listen to our souls to do this work.

Catholic Charities Office for Separated and Divorced
1276 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

The Catholic Charities Office for Separated and Divorced offers information on support groups, short-term counseling, mediation and legal services, programs for parents and children, and other services of interest to separated and divorced people. For information or to receive their newsletter, Gatherings, please call 651.603.0251.


Learn about the process of Annulment in the Catholic Church.

Faithful Families and Friends

The journey of a GLBT person has added challenges for the individual and the families and friends who love them. The mission of this ministry to parents, families, and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender person is to give support to one another, and to grow in knowledge and understanding. To meet with a person who has walked this path with a friend or loved one, call 612.317.3474.

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This peaceful statue resides between the Basilica and the Cowley Center on the Basilica grounds. Given to the Basilica by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1993, it honors the Teaching Sisters of St. Joseph for their century of loving service at the Basilica School. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]
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