Transportation & Parking

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

PLEASE NOTE: We are providing limited busing between the Cathedral and the Capitol in the middle of the day for those who cannot partake in the Eucharistic procession. At 3:30 pm, when everything is completed at the Capitol, buses will pick people up from the Capitol, 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 Cathedral (if you parked your car at or near the Cathedral)

If you have not yet shared your transportation preference, please fill out this form!


Greater Minnesota Diocesan-Sponsored Transportation:

We are working with dioceses to create diocesan-sponsored busing opportunities from Greater Minnesota. A diocese may have buses coming from multiple locations within the diocese, but if a location does not have a sufficient number of riders, that bus is subject to cancellation. No refunds will be given, 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 will be listed below as we receive the details. Your diocesan liaison will provide you with any updates.

Diocese of Crookston:

In an effort to encourage participation, the Diocese of Crookston will be offering gas vouchers to participants who drive to Catholics at the Capitol. You can connect with members of their parish and community to organize a carpool to St. Paul. Please park at one of the four parishes listed as “Archdiocesan Park-and-Ride locations” since parking around the Cathedral is limited.

Check out the locations for the Arch park-and-ride locations below.

If you are interested in arranging a carpool or have any questions, please contact Bob Noel from the Office of Formation in Discipleship at [email protected].


Diocese of Duluth:

Duluth Bus #1

  • 6:15am departure from Duluth Cathedral upper parking lot, 2801 E. 4th Street, Duluth
  • 7:30am departure from Hinckley at Tobies 404 Fire Mountain Road, Hinckley

Click here to reserve your seat on the bus.

*Contact Patrice Critchley-Menor, Director of Social Apostolate, with questions at: [email protected]


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 Church – 821 E. 5th Street, Litchfield, MN 55355

New Ulm Bus #2:

  • 6:00 AM Departure: Diocese of New Ulm Pastoral Center – 1421 6th St. North, New Ulm, MN 56073
  • 6:45 AM Departure: Holy Rosary Catholic Church – 525 Grant Ave., North Mankato, MN 56003

*Contact Deacon Tim Dolan from the Office of Social Concerns with questions at: [email protected]


Diocese of St. Cloud:

  • 6:55 AM Departure: Holiday Inn – 5637 State Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN 56308
  • 7:55 AM Departure: Pastoral Center – 305 N 7th Ave, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Click here to reserve your spot on the bus.

*Contact Janet Dusek from the Office of Marriage & Family with questions at: [email protected]


Diocese of Winona-Rochester:

Winona-Rochester Bus #1:

  • 5:00 AM - St. Catherine’s Church, 203 East Brown Street, Luverne, MN 56156
  • 5:45 AM - Blue Line Travel Center, 24425 MN-60, Worthington, MN 56187
  • 6:25 AM - St. Francis Xavier Church, 548 17th Street, Windom, MN 56101
  • 7:35 AM - St. John the Baptist Church, 632 S Broad St, Mankato, MN 56001
  • 8:30 AM - St. Joseph Church, 512 South Elm Street, Owatonna, MN  55060

Click here to reserve your seat on the bus.

*Contact Peter Martin from the Office of Life, Marriage, and Family with questions at: [email protected]


Archdiocese Park-and-Ride Locations:

For those who live in the Archdiocese (or in an greater MN diocese near a park-and-ride location), you may want to consider one of the park-and-ride options instead of driving to St. Paul to find parking. 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 the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Church of St. Patrick, Edina (6820 St. Patrick's Lane, Edina, MN 55439)

  • 7:15 AM Departure
  • 9:00 AM Departure

Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville (3333 Cliff Road East, Burnsville, MN 55337)

  • 7:15 AM Departure
  • 9:00 AM Departure

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

  • 7:15 AM Departure
  • 9:00 AM Departure

If you have any questions about Archdiocesan park-and-rides, contact Maggee Becker at [email protected].