The Basilica of Saint Mary
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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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  January 16, 2014
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  December 27, 2013
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  December 6, 2013
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A holistic and comprehensive Youth Ministry program for youth in grades 6-12 is offered at The Basilica of Saint Mary. Catechetical Programs and Youth Group Events take place on alternating Sundays when we work together to learn, share about our faith, serve others, have fun and make the world better! 

The Basilica of Saint Mary Youth Ministry works to welcome youth and empower them to be disciples of Jesus Christ through prayer, service, and learning about their faith.

Learning Program Description

The Youth Ministry program of The Basilica seeks to enable youth with a greater understanding of the Catholic Tradition through exploration of the weekly scriptural readings of the Church’s year and the doctrinal elements that flow from those same readings. Youth are invited to consider the significance of those readings and teachings for everyday living. This invitation is accomplished through prayer, reflection, service, and small group discussion.

All sessions are offered on Sundays following the 4:30pm Eucharist. Youth and their families are invited to attend Liturgy and students are invited to stay for the program from 5:30—7:00pm. As the session occurs over the dinner hour, a light meal is provided to the youth at a nominal fee. All are welcome to this program of learning and youth ministry that includes prayer,service, justice-seeking, socializing, examining the rich Catholic tradition, and relationship building. 

It is hoped that through these activities, youth will develop a sense of belonging to a larger community and an appreciation for the Tradition of the Church as it relates to the Christian life.

For more information, contact Kelli Kester, coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Learning, at 612.317.3439.

Youth Learning Recipes

Download recipes that members of our Youth Learning Program recently cooked up:

Corn and Sweet Potato Soup 
Leek and Potato Soup
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Wild Rice Soup
Spicy Black Bean Soup
North African Spiced Soup
Russian Spinach and Root Vegatable Dill Soup

Basilica Youth Confirmation Retreat »

2013-14 Children’s and Youth Learning Program Registration

Program Registration for Fall is open for all students. Programs are available for children preschool (age 3) through high school.

Visit the Registration Page for details.

New Opportunities for Youth

Join our Youth Ministry group which will meet immediately prior to Juventus rehearsals from 5:45–7:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from October to May. We gather in the school building. Supper is included and a free will offering will be taken. This is a great opportunity for our newly Confirmed young people to continue to gather and foster their wonderful friendships! All Juventus members are invited, too! Please contact Kelli Kester 612.317.3439 for more information.

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