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

Jun 2
2017
Friday
at
7:00 PM
Join our Muslim brothers and sisters and Basilica parishioners in a meal to end a Ramadan fast. Cost is $10 at the door, or pre-register at www.cairmn.com. As we build bridges, we are stronger...
Jun 11
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM
Come and enjoy ice cream on Sunday, June 11 after the 9:30 and 11:30 Masses to celebrate the kick-off of the Basilica’s Habitat for Humanity season. We’ll be working on a...
Jun 11
2017
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
If you've joined The Basilica in recent months, we'd like to personally welcome you. About once a month we offer a new member welcome event full of fellowship and food. Come and meet other new...
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Families Moving Forward
Jun 11 to Jun 18
2017
Sunday
at
4:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Families Moving Forward (FMF), a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, is a Twin Cities effort that, together with a network of more than 50 faith communities, provides temporary,...
Jun 25
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
During each Mass this weekend, all will be blessed for good mental health and following the 9:30 and 11:30 am Sunday liturgies, treated to ice cream on the West Lawn.   For more information or to...
Jun 25
2017
Sunday
at
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Yes, it’s time to grab your red-checked tablecloths for The Basilica’s Annual Young Family Summer Picnic.All families with little ones (0-4) are welcome to join in for great food and camaraderie.  We...
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Block Party 2016
Jul 7 to Jul 8
2017
Friday
at
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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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.Help pack backpacks full of donated supplies during our...
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Jan 12 to Jan 27
2018
Friday
at
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...