About Our Parish2018-01-31T13:55:39+00:00


Mary, Mother of the Church – A Welcoming Parish Since 1965

A Welcoming Parish Since 1965

Mary, Mother of the Church is a vibrant, faith-filled, and loving community of 1800 Roman Catholic families in the Burnsville, MN area. We worship, live, love, and serve together, keeping the Eucharist at our center.

We are a parish of many generations – from newborns to the founding families of our parish; we offer our loving embrace to our parishioners of all ages. We worship together as one family in liturgies that are reverent and inspiring, glorified by the uplifting song of our choirs.

We learn together small groups and faith formation programs; we serve together in aiding others in need throughout our community; we join in parish events and meals; we gather together as we welcome new parishioners in baptism and RCIA; and we celebrate those that have joined our Lord in their resurrection.

We are a welcoming parish where you can ask questions about the faith, explore the teachings of the church and grow in love and service to each other.

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Who we are is summed up in our Mission, Vision and Action statements adopted by the Parish Council in 2017.

Weekend Masses

  • Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses, in the Chapel

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, in the Chapel

  • Mondays: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation, in the Church

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m., in the Church
  • Tuesdays: 7:00 a.m., in the Pastor’s Office
  • Or by appointment by calling 952-890-0045

Rosary, in the Chapel

  • Monday: 8:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.

Morning Prayer, in Chapel

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m.

Holy Day Masses

  • Holy Day Masses are announced seasonally. Please check the Bulletin or this website for specific Mass times
From North: Proceed south on Cedar Avenue (also Highway 77) from I-494 by Mall of America. Cross Minnesota River and exit at Cliff Road. Turn right (west) and proceed approximately one quarter mile. Mary, Mother of the Church is on left (south) side of road.

From East: Proceed westbound on Highway 13, or any westbound road, until reaching Cedar Avenue (also Highway 77). If on Highway 13, turn left (southbound) and proceed to Cliff Road. Turn right (west) and proceed approximately one quarter mile. Mary, Mother of the Church is on left (south) side of road. If on other roadway, upon reaching Cedar Avenue, turn appropriately (north or south) to proceed to the Cliff Road exit.

From South (35W): Proceed northbound on 35W. Exit onto Highway 13 northbound. Turn right on Cliff Road. The church is just past the first stoplight on the right (approximately one quarter mile from highway 13). From South (Cedar Avenue Highway 77): Proceed northbound on Cedar/Highway 77 from Apple Valley and points south. Exit on Cliff Road and turn left (westbound). The church is approximately one quarter mile from Cedar on the left side of Cliff Road.

From West (Highway 13): Proceed northeast bound on Highway 13 from Savage and points west. Turn right onto Cliff Road (eastbound). The church is approximately one quarter mile from Highway 13 on the right side of Cliff Road.

Live Jesus!

Mary, Mother of the Church
Says, “Yes” to the
Holy Spirit;
So that
The Life, Death and Resurrection
Of Jesus’ own Loving Self-surrender to God’s will,
Will be witnessed and shared by each of
Her members for the life of the world.

Yes – to the Holy Spirit.
Yes – to Jesus’ Life.
Yes – to Jesus’ Death.
Yes – to Jesus’ Resurrection.
Yes – to Jesus.
Yes – To Loving Self-surrender.
Yes – to God’s Will.
Yes – to be witness, for the life of the world.


Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 4:00p
Sunday: 8:30a, 11:00a, 6:00p

Weekday Masses:
Monday: 9:00a.
Tuesday: 6:30a
Wednesday: 5:30p.
Thursday: 9:00a
Friday: 9:00a