The Basilica of Saint Mary
June 28, 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
Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time, or...

Basilica History

More than a church for more than a century.

Welcome to the Basilica of Saint Mary. You are invited to visit our home that represents the beauty of our faith and the strength of our community.

This historic site has been a cornerstone of the Catholic faith in Minneapolis since 1914. It was the first basilica built in America.

Within these traditional stone walls lies a warm and open community. We are more than your local parish. We are more than the impressive building downtown. We are a group of people who have come together in a beautiful, spirit-filled place who live our faith everyday by how we interact with those around us.

Come, visit!

History of the Basilica
America's First Basilica

Present and Future Plans
Restoration and Renovation continues. Photos, construction updates and more.

Basilica School
The Basilica Grade School is an important part of our parish history. View class photos from 1913-1974.

Basilica Archives
The mission of the Basilica archives is to collect, preserve and make available to researchers historic materials and records related to The Basilica and its community.

© Document from Pope Pius XI naming the church America’s first basilica »
1926. The granting it a special designation and ceremonial precedence. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]
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