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 Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ascension Community

To be aware of the reality of life for our neighbors on the northside – both successes and struggles – is an important step in understanding how to help. For over 100 years, Church of the Ascension and Ascension School have symbolized peace for the northside.

An Ascension/Basilica Partnership

Answering the question “Who is my neighbor?”

The Basilica of Saint Mary nurtures an intentional relationship with Church of the Ascension on the North Side. Through the avenues of Liturgy, Learning, and Life, our ministries look for ways to collaborate.
The cornerstone programs of our partnership include:

  • Monthly Peace Dinners
  • Annual Neighborhood Night of Peace
  • Our Lady of Guatemala Liturgy
  • Basilica Choir Camp at The Church of the Ascension
  • Volunteering at the Ascension School

In addition, we intentionally look for other ways that our communities can collaborate and grow in awareness, respect and understanding of varied life experiences, as well as well as, the possibility of engagement of individuals in opportunities for charity and justice.

For more information or to get involved, contact Janice Andersen 612.317.3477.

Opportunities for Change Large and Small

  • Attend an event on the northside
  • Volunteer! Opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, family events, youth mission trips, and political advocacy

Church of the Ascension
1723 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55411


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The Ascension Church community has been an important part of the Northside for over 100 years. It has one of the most diverse communities of any Catholic parish in the Midwest. Along with many longtime members of European descent, Ascension also has a rapidly growing Spanish-speaking community and members of African-American, African immigrant and Asian backgrounds. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]
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