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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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
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About Us

A Traditional Church with a Modern Message


Seek the well-being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being you shall find your own. — Jeremiah 29:7


Download our 2013 Annual Report.


Since January, parish leaders and staff have embarked on a Strategic Planning process. We examined our progress over the past five years and shared our hopes and dreams for the future. The new Strategic Plan is a road map that will guide and direct our parish over the next five years.

Ministry DAY
Saturday, October 5, from 8:30am-noon
Basilica’s Lower Level

Learn more about our new Strategic Plan. Join us, along with Sr. Catherine Michaud, CSJ, for our rollout of the new Strategic Plan. Please register.   


The Basilica of Saint Mary is a community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we

·          -Practice Biblical Stewardship

·          -Share our faith with others in word and deed

·          -Pursue ecumenical and interfaith relationships

·          -Rejoice in rich diversity.


As the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis we are committed to provide:

   -Inspiring liturgies and sacred arts 

·         -Transforming life-long learning opportunities   

-Engaging service to one another and justice for all.


How We Are Organized:

The way in which we express our faith and the way in which we are rehearsed in our faith; the celebration of discipleship and the effective rehearsal in discipleship.

The way in which all of us, young and old, learn about our Catholic faith through the study of Scripture and tradition; the ongoing clarification of the meaning of discipleship.


The way in which Christians live out their faith, both within the community and in the broader world, through justice and care for one another; the day-to-day life of disciples of Jesus Christ. 


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The elements of the Basilica crest are as follows: The Basilica (pavilion or umbrella) of Saint Mary (crescent moon) in the City of Minneapolis (crenelated walls), the City of Waters (wavy lines). [Close]
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