Catholic services can be found throughout the metro, with cornerstones being the Basilica of Saint Mary and the Cathedral of Saint Paul.
Of the roughly 50 percent of Minnesotans who consider themselves religious, just over 20 percent are Catholic, according to Pew Research Center. Serving as two cornerstones in the Catholic faith in the Twin Cities for hundreds of years are the Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis and the Cathedral of Saint Paul, which looks over St. Paul from its hilltop resting point. These historic places of worship host regular services and also open their doors for individuals to visit and live out their faith through prayer and confession. The Cathedral of Saint Paul merged with the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul in 2012 to better serve the Hmong-American community. Located in Northeast Minneapolis, St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral is a house of worship that traces its roots back to 1887. And the Catholic community in the Twin Cities ensures that language is a barrier for no one who wants to practice the faith. Within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, parishes serve members of the Latino, Korean, French, Filipino and Vietnamese communities with masses in each of the groups’ native language.