The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 25, 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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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
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The communal celebration of the liturgy is the "source and summit" of the life of a parish. It is in the liturgy that we express who we are as Christians. It is in the liturgy that we continue to be formed in the ways of our Christian life. The celebrant of the liturgy is the entire community, from priest to parishioner, from musician to minister of hospitality. The preferred language of the liturgy is art in its many different expressions: architecture, music, visual arts, movement and poetry.

At The Basilica of Saint Mary, with its magnificent building, artistic riches, musical talent and thriving community, we hold this mandate to heart. From very traditional celebrations with the Basilica Cathedral Choir and small orchestra, to West African sounds and Mexican dances, to piano and guitar; whatever language or music is used, the liturgy is like no other. Join us today and experience the joy of life in Christ Jesus as never before.

Schedule of Liturgies
Times and locations of our services. To volunteer in liturgical ministry, visit the Liturgical Ministries page on MyBasilica.

Liturgical Year
Overview of the Catholic liturgical year and rituals.
History and theology of the Catholic sacraments.
Learn how the arts are integral to the liturgy. To volunteer to help with art exhibits and concerts, visit the Sacred Arts MyBasilica page.
Look at church architecture in a new and exciting way.
Discover how music is essential to the liturgy. Visit the Music page on MyBasilica to get involved.
© Eucharist procession with The Icon Cross »
Liturgical ministers lead a Eucharist procession with The Icon Cross. Written By Deborah Korluka, the cross is a Byzantine type – ‘systematic and picturesque, symbolic and historical’ – visualizing the Christian mystery of victory by defeat, of glory by humiliation, of life by death. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]

Special Liturgies
View a regularly updated list of special liturgies, prayer services, visiting musicians and other liturgy-related events at The Basilica of Saint Mary.

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