Working together for good Learn about all our valued partners helping us care for our parish and our community:
The more we connect and collaborate, the more goodness spreads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.