The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 22, 2017
The Basilica Landmark
Help preserve and restore America’s First Basilica!
Global Stewardship
Promote peace throughout the world in December and January.
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
Friday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, or...
Sweetest Bingo and Meat Raffle
Saturday, February 8, 6pm-9pm, Basilica's Lower Level.
Catholics Coming Home
7:00pm, Wednesday evenings, January 8 –February 19, Basilica School, Room LL-7 If you have been away from the Catholic Church we invite you to consider this opportunity.
Financial Stewardship 2014
Fr. Bauer invites you to make a 2014 Financial Stewardship pledge to The Basilica. Pledge forms are in the church or pledge online.
New Strategic Plan
Our new 5 year plan is a road map to guide our parish as we work to accomplish our hopes and dreams for the future.
Scrip is now Basilica Bucks
Use Basilica Bucks shopping cards to buy gas, groceries, and gifts. Support the Basilica and its programs with every Basilica Bucks purchase.
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Recognized as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in the country, the Basilica of Saint Mary was constructed between 1907 and 1915. It's also the first Basilica in the United States, honored by Pope Pius XI in 1926 and it has also been named to the National Register of Historic Places. [Close]

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

Mission Statement

The Basilica of Saint Mary is a community rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it is our mandate to model, to inspire and to:

  • Provide excellence in liturgy, faith formation, pastoral care, and hospitality
  • Preach justice and provide emergency relief to the poor
  • Pursue interfaith relationships
  • Contribute to the celebration of the sacred arts in this community

The Parish is marked by hospitality and rich diversity.

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