Building | noun
-Built from 1907-1915, the vision of Archbishop John Ireland
-Designed by renowned French architect Emmanuel Masqueray
-Stained glass windows tell the story of Mary’s life
Building | verb
-Providing over 22,000 meals through shelters and Meals on Wheels
-Helping 400 people annually through employment ministry
-Distributing 7,700 vouchers for shoes and 6,000 bus passes or gas vouchers
-Serve nearly 500 sandwiches and cups of coffee at the door each week
-Hosting over 20 public concerts a year
The Basilica of Saint Mary – America’s first Basilica – is a stunning, sacred place designed in Beaux Arts style by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray.
But The Basilica is more than an important architectural Landmark. It’s a center for the arts, refuge for those in need, and a beacon of hope for our metropolitan area.
Please support the Building of Hope. Your gift to The Basilica Landmark will support our mission of preservation and restoration so that generations to come will enjoy its beauty and ministries. Donate today!
Thank You to all those who helped us reach our goal
This year, we asked for your help in caring for The Basilica and you answered. The Basilica Landmark received a $2.5 million challenge grant. It was through your act of faith, and those of many other generous donors, that this challenge was met. And for that, we would like to say Thank You.
The Basilica Landmark Ball
Join us Saturday, May 16th, 2015, for a spirited night raising funds to restore the towers that house the Basilica Bells. Tickets and information here.
The Basilica Landmark Annual Fund
Join us as we make plans to continue to preserve, restore and advance The Basilica of Saint Mary through a contribution to our annual fund. In 2015 we will make improvements to the Reardon Rectory including a remodel of the fourth floor to create storage space for our art and archives. We will also do some tuck pointing on the exterior of our bell towers and many other projects. Please support The Basilica Landmark’s Annual Fund with an online gift here.