The Basilica of Saint Mary
June 26, 2017
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Global Stewardship
Promote peace throughout the world in December and January.
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
Today's Reading
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Join us for these opportunities to pray together.

Contemplative Prayer

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:00am
Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
St. Basil the Great, Ground Level
Be still and know that I am God--Ps 46:10
Learn and experience the Christian tradition of Contemplative Prayer. Tuesday and Friday groups discuss a book about centering prayer, and then practice centering prayer for 20 minutes. All are welcome anytime. Contact Cathy 612.317.3474 for details.

Prayer Line

“Does The Basilica have people who pray?” Help answer yes to that request by being part of The Basilica Prayer Line. Receive weekly lists of requested intentions to include in your daily prayer. Contact contact Cathy 612.317.3474 for information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

If you enjoy knitting or would like to learn to knit, join The Basilica of Saint Mary Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Eleventh Day Prayer for Peace with the Sisters of Saint Joseph

The 11th Day of each Month 6:30pm-7:15pm
Presentation of Our Lady Chapel (1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul)
Free and open to all
Join together with others for Peace Prayer on the 11th day of each month. A variety of groups and people have been planning monthly Peace Prayer since 9/11. The theme is selected by those preparing for this special time to gather in prayer for peace in lives and situations throughout the world. The Prayer for Peace is sponsored by the Justice Commission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. If you would like to contribute your music, prose, poetry and/or planning skills, contact Janice Andersen.


© Rosary Procession »
During the month of May, the Catholic Church honors the Virgin Mary with a procession that includes recitation of the Rosary and Benediction.Catholics from all over the Archdiocese gather to pray in a pilgrimage to the Basilica. – Photo by Gregg Felsen. [Close]
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