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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Employment Ministry

What Does The Basilica Offer? 

The Employment Ministry provides individualized support to those experiencing unemployment or seeking a career change. To become a member of The Basilica's Employment Ministry program, make an appointment for an intake meeting by contacting Janet Grove 612.317.3508. Employment Ministry members have access to:

  • One-on-one Job Coaches to provide guidance on resume writing, interviewing, transitions, self-assessment
  • Employment Ministry Workshops
  • Resources for job search and skill development
  • Community networking
  • E-mail notification of job leads several times each week
  • Hope and faith for the job searcher

Employment Ministry Workshops

Workshops are held several times a month on a variety of topics. All workshops are free and led by leading local and national presenters. For information or to register online, visit the Employment Ministry Events page.

Group Support for Job Transition 

Wooddale Church and Saint Andrew Lutheran Church have excellent job transition support groups. Additional help for the unemployed can be found at the Minnesota WorkForce Center, or take advantage of other community support groups.

Resources for the Job Search

  • Broadband Access Project - Free computer training, and access to broadband internet service
  • Women Venture - Career development and transition courses for women
  • HIRED - Workshops, training, job clubs, and drop-in job search services for those with low income
  • Twin Cities Rise! - Individualized skills training for jobs paying at least $20,000 annually
  • Metis Careers - Resume, interview, and job search support




5:30 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, December 12; St. Joseph Chapel and Teresa of Calcutta
A peaceful way to join the community in Advent and pray for each other.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  Start with the Blessing, share a holiday dinner, and then Catherine Byers Breet presents “Are you  thriving (or just surviving) in your life?  Please RSVP to or 612-317-3508 by December 1, 2013


© The Basilica Job Fair »
Many corporations and organizations participate in The Basilica Employment Ministry's annual Job Fair. [Close]

The Catholic Spirit reports on The Basilica's Employment Ministry

Read an article printed in the Catholic Spirit in November of 2011.  

Prayer for Discernment

My Lord, God, I have no idea where I am going.

I do not see the road ahead of me.

Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.

And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.

I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

~ Thomas Merton

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