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

Martin Luther
Sep 21
2017
Thursday
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6:00 PM
Luther, the Reformation, and the Question of Christian Unity Saint John's Theology DayThursday, September 21, 6:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelFree of charge, open to the...
Sep 30
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
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Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
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7:00 PM
Life After Trauma: Heart, Soul, and Spirit Saturday, October 7, 7:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level Join us for a special presentation with Cindy Parsons of The Wounded Warrior Project and...
Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Oct 8
2017
Sunday
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10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Help Feed the HungryVolunteer to help pack more than 30,000 meals that will be donated to Community Emergency Services and sent abroad to the Philippines or Haiti. Packing will take place following...
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Oct 14
2017
Saturday
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6:00 PM
Join us for Mass and stay for Bingo! Fall is here and so is Great Pumpkin Bingo.Don’t miss the fun of exciting callers, food for purchase, a cash bar and GREAT prizes including...
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Martin Luther
Oct 22
2017
Sunday
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1:00 PM
Martin Luther’s Life and LegacySunday, October 22, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAn introduction to the life and theology of Martin Luther, the German monk who sought to reform the...
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Oct 27
2017
Friday
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8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen.Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for...
The Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Basilica
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
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2:00 PM
Join us for a free family friendly concert.The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional chamber orchestra based in Minneapolis, MN.The Sinfonia is the only orchestra of its kind in the entire country,...
zAmya Theater
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
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5:45 PM
zAmya Theater Project: Reality Road ShowSunday, October 29, 5:45pmBasilica School, Great HallFree of chargeThe 2017 Reality Roadshow takes media stereotypes of homelessness and turns them inside out...