The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 22, 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
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Learn how to END, not just manage, homelessness!

Many thanks to all of the builders, committee members, hosts and food donors who supported our recent Habitat for Humanity build! 



The Basilica St. Vincent de Paul and CommonBond Communities are exploring a partnership! CommonBond provides homes, hope and community to 8,000 people including families, seniors and people with special needs who have low incomes. A hallmark of CommonBond is on-site services: with community partners, they provide pre-k readiness, youth mentoring, campfire clubs, teen programs, adult career and employment programs, health, and more.

The Basilica and CommonBond are developing a plan to work together to provide supportive housing on the northside of Minneapolis. This partnership is made possible by the 10% tithing from the Capital Campaign of the Friends of The Basilica, now known as The Basilica Landmark. Learn about this partnership, and how you can help. Contact Janice 612.317.3477 for details.

Families Moving Forward (FMF)

The Families Moving Forward effort involves many Twin Cities area faith communities that house several families without housing for one-week time periods. We need volunteers to provide/serve meals, set up/take down the sleeping rooms, stay overnight with the families, and provide activities in the evening. This is a great opportunities for families…no age limit to help!
To volunteer, contact Julia 612.317.3413.

© Partnering with Habit for Humanity »
The Basilica is part of Congregations Building Community, an interfaith group of congregations working to build 55 houses on the Northside of Minneapolis in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. – Basilica archives. [Close]

A Parishioner Shares . . . .

My name is Samantha Irvin, I have been a member of The Basilica of Saint Mary since I was born. I participate in many activities here: Choir, Religious Education, Lenten Soup Suppers, etc.

My family served as dinner and evening hosts for Families Moving Forward, a program that helps families on their road to living on their own again. What a night! It was very fun, and I would definitely do it again.

First, we served dinner that we had prepared at home to five families. I made a lot of chocolate milk, cut a lot of angel food cake and scooped a lot of ice cream. I learned that it is easier to scoop ice cream after you’ve dipped the scoop in hot water.

Then we played together. I was exhausted at the end of the night from being the “horse” over and over! I had a lot of fun with the kids, and they had fun with me. I learned about the program and realized that I was very fortunate to have a bed and a home.

This is great for families who want to volunteer together – while my dad spoke to adults and my mom read to some of the kids, I played with another group. I can’t wait to do it again in May!

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