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.

Outstate Diocesan-Sponsored Transportation (Free):

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.

St. Cloud Diocese:

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

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


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


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

St. Paul:

Sears parking lot – 425 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55103

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 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.


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