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Paul Bergstedt

Stewardship of Our Gifts

Share our knowledge, talent, love and experience to serve others

“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body…” Saint Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth.

The Church needs all its members.

Our gifts encompass all of what makes us who we are:

  • Spiritual gifts
  • Natural talents

  • Learned skills

  • Life experiences

  • Interests and passions


How can you recognize and explore your gifts?

  • Take The Basilica’s online gift survey. Identify your three strongest spiritual gifts, along with suggested ministries that might be a good fit.
  • Reflect on what pursuits or activities energize you. What about them is energizing?

  • Ask people who know you well to share their observations.

  • Think about how you like to work – alone or on a team, behind the scenes or in the middle of the action.

  • Use formal assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Holland Type Indicator, or the Gallup Strengths Finder.

Stewardship of our Gifts Prayer

God of love and mercy, you call us to be your people, 
     
you gift us with your abundant grace.
Make us a holy people, radiating the fullness of your love.
Form us into a community a people who care,
     expressing your compassion.
Remind us day after day of our baptismal call to serve,
    with joy and courage,
Teach us how to grow in wisdom and grace and joy in your presence.
Through Jesus and in your Spirit, we make this prayer. Amen

                                                 From Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium
                                                  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

 

Upcoming Events

School supplies
Jul 23
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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Jul 23
2017
Sunday
at
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Join volunteers from all ministries of The Basilica for a summer gathering. The Basilica will provide meat to grill (and vegetarian options). Guests are invited to bring a dish to share.Vespers for...
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School supplies
Jul 30
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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Aug 5
2017
Saturday
at
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join together with people throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.The goal of this August event will be:To gather Black Catholics from around the Archdiocese To review and share about...
School supplies
Aug 6
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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School supplies
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit students attending the Church of the Ascension Catholic School.Supplies Needed: Drop-off Deadline Sunday, August...
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Oct 14
2017
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hosted by the Rock Solid Marriage group and the Young Families Ministry.
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Oct 21
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hosted by the Rock Solid Marriage group and the Young Families Ministry.
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Oct 28
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hosted by the Rock Solid Marriage group and the Young Families Ministry.
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Nov 4
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hosted by the Rock Solid Marriage group and the Young Families Ministry.
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