The Basilica of Saint Mary
March 23, 2017
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Global Stewardship
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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
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
Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent

Sacrament Preparation

Sacraments of Initiation

The sacraments of initiation usher a person into the life of the Church. There are three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults interested in becoming Catholic are fully initiated into the Church, receiving all three sacraments at once. Children receive these at different times in their lives.
Baptism
Introduction Into the Community of Faith.

Eucharist
Coming to the Lord's Table. 
Confirmation
Catholic youth and adults, and those becoming Catholic, are strengthened and sealed by the Spirit.

Sacraments of Healing

Receiving the Lord's forgiveness.

Reconciliation
A Christian is to be reconciled with God and the community through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Anointing of the Sick
To support and strengthen those who are sick.

Sacraments of Vocation

Preparation for Sacraments of a special "lifestyle" calling.

Marriage
The love between a man and a woman is a gift and a calling from God.

Holy Orders
Those who are called to ordained ministry.
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The nave, baptismal font and sanctuary seen through the leather doors of the narthex. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]
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