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Welcome to our new Parish Council members, Steven Kim, representing Liturgy and Sacred Arts and Aara Johnson, returning this term, representing Christian Life. Parish Council members serve as a collaborative advisory group to the Pastor and assist with strategic planning, creation of effective communication structures, policies, and procedures.
Parish Council members represent the voice of over 12,000 parishioners and help carry out The Basilica’s mission and vision.
Steven and Aara recently shared their excitement for joining the Council in a few words.
I am honored to be joining the Parish Council during these turbulent times. I have had many thoughts as to what I can do for the community during these times of unrest so starting off my term in the Parish Council now feels like a step in the right direction for me—hoping that joining the Parish Council will lead me to more action along with prayer.
I'm excited to continue serving and representing Christian Life on the Parish Council. The year 2020 has shown us the many decisions we must make to help our church community not only survive, but thrive. I look forward to implementing our strategic plan and strengthening our ministries.
Visit mary.org/parishcouncil to learn more about the Parish Council.
14TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
IN THE YEAR OF SALVATION TWO THOUSAND TWENTY
JULY 5, 2020
In our weekly video series "Art That Surrounds Us," Johan van Parys, Ph.D., our Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, shares information about a piece from The Basilica of Saint Mary's art collection. This week's installment features our icon of, commissioned by pastor Fr. John M. Bauer and made by Stillwater iconographer Deb Korluka.
Learn more: BASILICA magazine Spring 2019
New icon commissioned for the 150th anniversary