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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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


The 'Two-For-One' Program

When buying household and personal products, purchase two items instead of one and bring the extra to The Basilica. Items collected will be distributed to Shoe Ministry and Outreach Ministry guests. Keep this in mind when shopping! Items to consider: socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, feminine products, diapers, lotion, hairbrushes and fleece blankets.


Drop off non-perishable food for families in need at The Basilica rectory during regular business hours.


Bring clothing for families in need to the blue collection bin in the lower level of the church, just outside the elevator. There are also several organizations that specialize in providing career clothing to those looking for work.

Career Clothing Donations

  • Sabathani Community Center
    310 E 38th Street in South Minneapolis
  • Ready for Success
    425 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis


Housewares (towels, linens, etc.) may be dropped off at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store on the corner of E Lake St. and 12th Avenue in Minneapolis.

Hygiene Products

Hygiene products such as diapers, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. may be brought to the Rectory and will be distributed to Shoe Ministry and Outreach Ministry guests.

Financial Support

To provide financial support to St. Vincent de Paul Ministries at The Basilica, use a blue envelope on the 1st Sunday of the month. Use a green monthly envelope on the 3rd Sunday of the month to support Basilica Food Ministries. Or, visit the St. Vincent de Paul Stewardship page.


The Basilica is not able to receive furniture donations. Please consider donating furniture to one of these organizations for those in need.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
    2939 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
    Call 651.602.0478 to make arrangements for pick up
  • Veterans Association
    Call 651.778.VETS to schedule an appointment.
    They will pick up bed frames, bicycles, dining room sets, desks, cribs, mattresses, coffee tables, lamps, lawn furniture, luggage, and lawn mowers.

Vehicle and Boat Donation Program

Did you know that old car or motorcycle in your garage, or the boat you no longer use could help The Basilica? We have partnered with America’s Car Donation Center to make a car, truck, trailer, boat or RV donation easy! Your donation is tax deductible and the process is quick and trouble-free. There’s complimentary next-day towing, you don’t have to be present when the vehicle is picked up, and the vehicle does not need to run or pass current inspections. America’s Car Donation Center is an international program, therefore, donations can be picked up anywhere.

If you want to make a donation by phone, please call America’s Car Donation Center toll-free, seven days a week at 1.800.240.0160. Or, fill out the online Car-Donation-Form. For questions about how the donation will benefit The Basilica, contact Char Myhre 612.317.3498.

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