Transportation and Parking

You will select your transportation or parking option on your registration form. We recommend reviewing the options below before beginning the registration process.

PLEASE NOTE: We are providing buses between the RiverCentre and the Capitol in the middle of the day. At 4:00 pm, when everything is completed at the Capitol, buses will pick people up from the Capitol, in the same general area they were dropped off (along Martin Luther King Blvd., south, and east of the Capitol). All buses will be marked with signs in their windows noting the location to which they are returning.

You will either:

  1. Board your diocesan bus and head back to your diocese directly from the Capitol
  2. Board your park-and-ride bus (Archdiocesan buses) and head back to your park-and-ride location directly from the Capitol
  3. Board a bus headed back to the RiverCentre (if you parked your car at the RiverCentre)
  4. Archdiocesan attendees: if you park at the Cathedral and walk down to the RiverCentre in the morning, you are welcome to walk directly back to the Cathedral from the Capitol in the afternoon

Outstate Diocesan-Sponsored Transportation (Free):

We are working with dioceses to create diocesan-sponsored busing opportunities from Greater Minnesota. If a bus is scheduled but then does not have a sufficient number of riders, it is subject to cancellation. In the event that you have registered, and the bus you had planned on taking is canceled, we will not refund registration, as there will still be diocesan-sponsored busing from each diocese.

After you have registered, your diocesan liaison will be in touch with those who registered for the diocesan-sponsored transportation option. Times and locations for each diocese are listed below as we receive the details. Your diocesan liaison will provide you with any updates.

Diocese of St. Cloud:

Questions? Contact Janet Dusek for more information:
Janet Dusek
jdusek@gw.stcdio.org
320-258-7616

7:00 AM Departure: Pastoral Center – 305 N 7th Ave, St. Cloud, MN 56303

6:00 AM Departure: Holiday Inn – 5637 State Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308

Diocese of Winona-Rochester:

Questions? Contact Tom Parlin for more information:
Tom Parlin
TParlin@ccsomn.org
507-454-2270 ext 246

6:00 AM Departure: Cotter High School – 1115 West Broadway Street, Winona, MN 55987

7:00 AM Departure: Resurrection Church – 1600 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904

7:00 AM Departure: St. John the Baptist Church – 632 S Broad St, Mankato, MN 56001

4:00 AM Departure: St. Leo’s Catholic Church – 415 S Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN 56164

4:45 AM Departure: St. Adrian Church – 512 Maine Ave, Adrian, MN 56110

5:00 AM Departure: Blue Line Travel Center – 24425 MN-60, Worthington, MN 56187

Diocese of Crookston:

Questions? Contact Bob Noel for more information:
Bob Noel
bnoel@crookston.org
218-281-4533

Bemidji Bus:
4:00 AM Departure: St. Philip’s Church
– 702 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
4:50 AM Departure: Pick up site TBA – Park Rapids
4:45 AM Departure: Pick up site TBA
 – Akeley

Moorhead Bus:
4:00 AM Departure: St. Joseph’s Church 
– 218 10th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560
4:15 AM Departure: St. Elizabeth’s Church – 207 Main St N, Dilworth, MN 56529
5:00 AM Departure: Holy Rosary – 1043 Lake Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Diocese of Duluth:

Questions? Contact Patrice Critchley-Menor for more information:
Patrice Critchley-Menor
pcritchley@dioceseduluth.org
218.724.9111 (ask for Patrice)

6:00 AM Departure: St. Andrew’s Church  – 1108 Willow St Brainerd, 56401

  • Brainerd bus sign up
    • ***NOTE*** This is a bus sign up only. To register for the Catholics at the Capitol event, please click here.

6:00 AM Departure: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary – 2801 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55812

  • Duluth bus sign up
    • ***NOTE*** This is a bus sign up only. To register for the Catholics at the Capitol event, please click here.

Diocese of New Ulm:

New Ulm Bus #1:
5:00 AM Departure: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 
503 W. Lyon St., Marshall, MN  56258
5:45 AM Departure: St. Andrew Catholic Church – 450 11th Ave., Granite Falls, MN 56241
7:05 AM Departure: St. Philip Catholic Church821 E. 5th Street, Litchfield, MN 55355

New Ulm Bus #2:
6:00 AM Departure: Diocese of New Ulm Pastoral Center1421 6th St. North, New Ulm, MN 56073
6:45 AM Departure: Holy Rosary Catholic Church525 Grant Ave., North Mankato, MN 56003

Archdiocese Park-and-Ride Locations (Free):

For those who live in the Archdiocese (or in an outstate diocese near a park-and-ride location) you may want to consider one of the following park-and-ride options instead of driving to downtown St. Paul to find parking (most of which is not free). After you register you will receive a follow-up email with details on the time and location of departure. A bus from each location will bring you to RiverCentre.

New Brighton:

St. John the Baptist – 835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton, MN 55112

  • Load 6:00 AM; Depart 6:15 AM – ***Early bird bus for Mass!*** Drop off at Church of the Assumption
    • Please note that you will have to walk from Assumption to the RiverCentre after Mass – no transportation provided. A group will be departing from Assumption together.
  • Load 7:15 AM; Depart 7:30 AM – Drop off at RiverCentre

Burnsville:

Mary, Mother of the Church – 3333 E. Cliff Road Burnsville, MN 55337-3397

***Buses load and depart from the UPPER LOT***

  • Load 5:45 AM; Depart 6:00 AM – ***Early bird bus for Mass!*** Drop off at Church of the Assumption
    • Please note that you will have to walk from Assumption to the RiverCentre after Mass – no transportation provided. A group will be departing from Assumption together.
  • Load 7:00 AM; Depart 7:15 AM – Drop off at RiverCentre

Edina:

Church of St. Patrick – 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina, MN 55439

  • Load 5:45 AM; Depart 6:00 AM – ***Early bird bus for Mass!*** Drop off at Church of the Assumption
    • Please note that you will have to walk from Assumption to the RiverCentre after Mass – no transportation provided. A group will be departing from Assumption together.
  • Load 7:00 AM; Depart 7:15 AM – Drop off at RiverCentre

St. Paul:

***SEARS PARKING NOT AVAILABLE***

SEARS PARK & RIDE MOVED TO CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL

Cathedral of St. Paul – 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102

  • Load 6:15 AM; Depart 6:30 AM – ***Early bird bus for Mass!*** Drop off at Church of the Assumption
    • Please note that you will have to walk from Assumption to the RiverCentre after Mass – no transportation provided. A group will be departing from Assumption together.
  • Load 7:30 AM; Depart 7:45 AM – Drop off at RiverCentre

Park-and-Walk Locations:

You are welcome to arrive at RiverCentre by your own means of transportation. You will be expected to find your own parking. Below are two locations we suggest.

RiverCentre:

RiverCentre parking ramp – 150 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102. Please note that this is a public pay lot.

Cathedral of Saint Paul:

Cathedral of Saint Paul visitor lot – 239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102 You may park for free at the Cathedral and walk to the RiverCentre. See map below.