Strategic Plan

Vision

Seek the well-being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being, you shall find your own. - Jeremiah 29:7

The Basilica of Saint Mary aspires to be a:

  • Home of Spiritual Nourishment - We aspire to be a place where all may be touched by beauty, be nourished in their faith and be inspired by truth.
  • Beacon of Hope - We commit to welcome everyone with respect and dignity and to provide help and care, especially to those most in need.
  • Advocate for Change - We pledge to work toward justice, peace and equality for all and to promote the protection of all of creation.

Values

As a community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we profess values critical to our parish culture and character. As we strive to achieve our vision and mission, these values form the basis of our behavior and are a motivational force.

Spirituality: knowing that everything comes from God we seek God's will in all we do and we find inspiration in the communal and personal search for and experiences of God.

Biblical Stewardship: based on our biblical calling we care for all God has entrusted to us including our material and spiritual blessings, our communities, our earth and environment, our relationships and our selves.

Compassion: aware of our shared brokenness we deeply respect all of creation as God's own and we gratefully welcome all as Christ in our midst as we share hospitality, love, acceptance and care.

Community: because Jesus calls us to be one we invite and encourage meaningful interaction among parishioners, our staff and the broader community as we work toward greater understanding of and respect for one another.

The spiritual life of the Parish consists of three essential components:

Liturgy

The way in which we express our faith and the way in which we are rehearsed in our faith; the celebration of discipleship and the effective rehearsal in discipleship.

Learning

The way in which all of us, young and old, learn about our Catholic faith through the study of Scripture and tradition; the ongoing clarification of the meaning of discipleship.

Life

The way in which Christians live out their faith, both within the community and in the broader world, through justice and care for one another; the day-to-day life of disciples of Jesus Christ.

Strategic Directions

  • Live Biblical Stewardship

Encourage all parishioners to embrace Biblical Stewardship as a way of life. 

  • Increase Engagement

Invite parishioners into full and active participation in the life of the parish and the proclamation of the Gospel. 

  • Provide Excellence in Ministry

Provide ministries that are inspired by the Gospel and are relevant in our day. 

  • Enhance the Experience of Belonging

Welcome everyone as Christ and offer a sense of belonging.

  • Strengthen our Brand

Communicate our mission ever more clearly in our complicated and sometimes challenging world.

  • Steward our Resources

Manage our human, financial and physical resources with respect and responsibility.

Upcoming Events

A Christmas Carol
Dec 1
2017
Friday
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7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Christmas Carol"God Bless Us, Everyone!"Join us for a special evening featuring A Christmas Carol presented by River City Theatre Company at The Basilica of Saint Mary.This timeless tale...
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful morning of reflection. Advent and Christmas remind us of the mystery of the Incarnation, an event that theologians and poets have struggled to describe.Incarnation is a...
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Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 3
2017
Sunday
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8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 3, 8:30am-3:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica Lower LevelPlease join us for the annual Fair Trade Market and do a little shopping for your holiday gifting needs...
Room for Christmas musical
Dec 17
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Room for Christmas: A Children’s Christmas MusicalPerformances at 11:00am and 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta hall, Lower levelRoom for Christmas is for everyone who has ever felt they were running out of...
Jan 12 to Jan 27
2018
Friday
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12:00 PM
Travel with parishioners from the Basilica of St. Mary to visit sites associated with South Africa’s remarkable transformation to democracy under the leadership of former President Nelson Mandela and...
Feb 6
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Feb 13
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 18
2018
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation.Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God What Does Being a...
Feb 20
2018
Tuesday
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6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Feb 25
2018
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Join us for the Lenten Series devoted to racial reconciliation. Imago Dei: Basilica Initiative on Racial ReconciliationImago Dei: Image of God Catholic Charities and Racial...