Partnerships Community-wide participation in our vision and mission.

Working together for good Learn about all our valued partners helping us care for our parish and our community:

The Basilica Landmark

This non-profit organization preserves and celebrates The Basilica as a religious and cultural symbol for all people. Devoted to the…


Ascension Parish

Our sister parish to the north, the Church of the Ascension has been a mainstay of the near north side…


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

This official designation acknowledges the growing Catholic community in Minneapolis and its western suburbs. Confirmations for the west metro suburban…


The Basilica Block Party

The Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of…


Align Minneapolis

Align Minneapolis (formerly Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness) is a coalition of 14 interfaith congregations educates and engages congregants in…


Catholic Community Foundation

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota works with donors to fulfill the spiritual, educational and social needs of the community. When you’re…


The more we connect and collaborate, the more goodness spreads. 

CommonBond Communities 
Provides home, hope and community and on-site service to 8,000 people who have low incomes. The Basilica is working with CommonBond to develop 50 units of new mixed-income/workforce rental housing for families in North Minneapolis.

St. Stephens Human Services 
Offers housing opportunities, employment support, emergency services and outreach, and systems change.

Catholic Charities 
Provides charity, advocacy, and justice-providing programs for children, families, and adults.

Refugee Services Lutheran Social Service
Help resettle refugees, provide low-cost immigration legal services and work with community groups. 

Catholic Charities "Higher Ground" Shelter Meal 
Four times each month Basilica volunteers serve an evening meal to approximately 200 men in emergency and "pay for stay" shelter.  

Catholic Charities Opportunity Center Meal
On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, Basilica volunteers cook and serve lunch to guests at the Opportunity Center, a downtown Minneapolis day-shelter for men and women.  Located on the corner of 17th and Chicago Avenue, approximately 200 people are fed with each meal, which is funded by donations to the Basilica.

Sandwich Ministry
Seven days each week, the Basilica provides sandwiches and coffee to rectory visitors who are hungry.  These are often our neighbors who are homeless and staying in shelters or outside our campus near the Basilica.

Loaves and Fishes 
On the fourth Friday of every odd numbered month, Basilica volunteers partner with the local non-profit organization "Loaves & Fishes" to cook and serve a meal for those faced with the challenges of hunger in North Minneapolis.

Contact Julia Buege Freeman, 612.317.3413, for information or to volunteer with one of our programs.

From Death To Life 
Strives to end violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm. 

Northside Achievement Zone 
Provides support “cradle to career” in North Minneapolis to ensure that all youth graduate from high school college-ready.

Protect MN 
Works to end gun violence through education and preventing illegal access to guns.

Office for Social Justice advocates for justice and issues that can help individuals and families reach their full human potential.

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition mobilizes Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious communities to influence public policy in Minnesota.

MN Catholic Conference is the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota.

Align Minneapolis involves 16 interfaith congregations and communities working together to end homelessness.

MN Coalition for the Homeless generates policies, community support, and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.

Voices For Justice invites Basilica parishioners to contact government officials about important local issues. 

Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) coalition of 50 peace and justice organizations pools their resources, ideas and strategies to promote common goals related to peace and justice. The Basilica of Saint Mary is a MAP member.

The Minneapolis Downtown Council
Comprised of business people, the council works for the betterment and common good of the downtown community. The Basilica of Saint Mary is a Council member.

Meet Minneapolis 
The Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association attracts conventions and visitors to the Minneapolis area. The Basilica of Saint Mary is a Meet Minneapolis member.

Align Minneapolis (formerly Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness)
A coalition of 14 interfaith congregations educates and engages congregants in the work of the Heading Home Hennepin plan to end homelessness. The Basilica is a founding member.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaboratibve: Families Moving Forward 
Provides overnight shelter, meals, and hospitality for families.