Terri Ashmore

Managing Director
Administration

Terri Ashmore joined the Basilica staff as Director of Development in 1993.  She helped lead a $10 million capital fundraising effort for the structural restoration of The Basilica, the $7.7 million build out of The Basilica's undercroft, and a $4.2 million church tuck pointing and stained glass window restoration project.  Since 2003 as Managing Director, Terri works with the Accounting & Finance, Communications, Development and Facilities teams running day to day operations to support The Basilica's vision and mission.  She is a liaison to parish and Basilica Landmark governance committees.  Terri enjoys volunteering with the Jeremiah Program and serves on the Board for Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts.

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Recent Posts by Terri Ashmore

On Sunday, August 3rd, there will  be two visiting soloists at Basilica of Saint Mary Sunday liturgies.

At the 9:30am Sunday Mass, Lynn Erickson will play the trumpet.  Ms. Erickson has been second trumpet of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  She maintains a full schedule of performances, and is a frequent soloist at the Basilica.  Ms. Erickson also serves on the adjunct faculty at both Augsburg and Macalester Colleges. 

At the 4:30pm Sunday Mass, Gigi Yau will sing sacred Chinese music .  Gigi became Christian at age 12 and that's when her music journey began.  She attended a Christian school in Hong Kong and had opportunties for music education.  She sings in church settings, performs classical music and has sung with the Minnesota Chorale.  

 

 

 

We welcome the Jewish Women Artists' Circle exhibit to the John XXIII Gallery at The Basilica.  The exhibit focuses on creation and on the Kabbalah, and features work by the Circle, an artist group from the Twin Cities. The exhibit is called "Creation! And There was Evening And There Was Morning" and "Kabbalah:  Envisioning the Infinite."  The Circle studies Jewish sources with scholars and present exhibits on Jewish themes.  

For the Creation exhibit, the artists explored the first chapter of Genesis, the creation of heaven and earth, of light and darkness, of stars and water, and of living creatures.  In preparation, they read many different translations of the text as well as mirashim, stories that embellish and offer further explanations and interpretations of the Biblical text.  They also  had study sessions on evolution, learning about natural selection and the wondrous diversity of living things.  

The Kabbalah exhibit explores the Jewish text on mysticism, which is at least 1800 years old and presented in the revelations of Ezekiel.  

Members of the Jewish Women's Artists' Circle include Sandy Baron, Jane Bassuk, Rachel Breen, Sandra A. Brick, Gloria Cooper, Lucy Rose Fischer, Bette Globus Goodman, Renanah Halpern, Natalie Halpern (Eichen), Barbara "Boko" Kvasnick-Nunez, Joyce Lyon, Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Aimee Orkin, Paula Leiter Pergament, Dianne Silverman, Sharon Stillman, Anita White, Rochelle Woldorsky

Cellist Daniel McIntosh will play at the 9:30am Mass on Sunday, July 27.  He has served as principal cellist with The Opera Company of Boston, The Norwegian Opera, The New Hampshire Symphony and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra.  

McIntosh  brings 45 years of experience to his music making and teaching at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis. 

During the summer, The Basilica features instrumental and vocal soloists at our 9:30am Sunday Eucharist.  On Sunday, July 20, classical guitarist Christopher Kachian will provide special  music during the Prelude, Offeratory and Communion.  

A University of Saint Thomas faculty member since 1984, Mr. Kachian has directed one of the largest guitar music programs in the US.  He has performed in concert throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East.  In 2012, he won recognition as a National Arts Associate and Distinguished member from Sigma Alpha Iota Internationl Music Fraternity.   

Created by local artist Deb Korluka, The Basilica's newest icon will be dedicated on Sunday, June 29 at our 9:30am and 11:30am Masses. 

The icon is of St. Dymphna, the patron saint of those with mental illness.  There will be a special blessing for all those in attendance, and Fr. John Bauer will preside.  Following Mass, all are invited to an ice cream social on The Basilica's west lawn, sponsored by the Mental Health Ministry.

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