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Brian Mogren

Northside Partners

Building Relationships in North Minneapolis

The Basilica community is committed to building relationships with people and organizations in North Minneapolis.  Located in neighborhoods often challenged by poverty and violence, The Basilica is grateful to learn and grow from our partrners on the north side.   

Together, in mutuality, trust, and respect, we can make a difference.  Get involved through one of our Northside partners and be transformed!

From Death to Life

From Death To Life is an organization dedicated to ending violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm. They offer support groups empowering parents to come to terms with the impact of homicide through emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical healing.

In addition to healing groups, From Death To Life sponsors an annual prayer walk, community gatherings that celebrate life, and talks that invite others to witness the healing power of forgiveness and use that vision to heal in their own lives.

Code Red — Since April 2012, From Death to Life has led a once-a-month silent vigil against violence. Dressed in red, mothers and others in the community gather together to take a stand against violence.  Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm on West Broadway near Cub.

Many Mothers, One Love Mother’s Day Card 

Donate to From Death To Life, and get a Many Mothers, One Love Mother’s Day Card for your mother.  Let her know you love her, and make a donation to help other mothers.

Your donation goes directly to From Death to Life, supporting the Two Mothers healing group.  In addition, when you purchase a card, From Death to Life will send an additional card to Stillwater Prison so an inmate can send a Many Mothers, One Love card for Mother’s Day.

West Broadway Crescent Housing: Developing Affordable Housing

The Basilica has partnered with CommonBond Communities to build affordable housing on West Broadway and Logan Ave. North. 

The Crescent Housing development consists of 55 new workforce rental housing units for families.  Located at  1926-2022 West Broadway, along the Bottineau Corridor, a transit corridor that serves multiple bus-lines, the units will be two and three bedrooms to attract a variety of households.

The Crescent will serve families with children.  Comprehensive on-site resident services will be provided by CommonBond's Advantage Services.  

The Groundbreaking for these new affordable housing units took place on November 25, 2013.  Look for the Grand Opening summer 2014.

There are many ways to get involved and volunteer with CommonBond Communities.  Contact Dan Millea for more information. 

Support Families: Organize a Library

There is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to support the work of the Advantage Services at West Broadway Crescent. These Advantage Services are geared to meet the needs of the resident families. 

CommonBond Communities needs help organizing a library of over 100 books for the residents of West Broadway Crescent. Volunteers need to complete a search on scholastics website to find the book level and label the books for the families. You can use their space, or take the books home to work. Contact Janice or 612-317-3477 to get more information. 

Ascension Community

Who is your neighbor? For over 100 years, The Basilica and Church of the Ascension have provided an answer and symbolized peace for the Northside. 

Contact Janice Andersen, 612.317.3477, for more information or to get involved.

Northside Achievement Zone

A collaboration of organizations and schools that provides children and their families comprehensive support from "cradle-to-career."

 

 

Upcoming Events

Pathways 2021
Feb 2
2023
Thursday
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6:00 PM
You can make a positive change in your life!In just 10 sessions with Pathways Faith Based Life Skills classes, you’ll learn valuable skills that help you embrace the power of change...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 4 to Feb 5
2023
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Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
Pathways 2021
Feb 9
2023
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
You can make a positive change in your life!In just 10 sessions with Pathways Faith Based Life Skills classes, you’ll learn valuable skills that help you embrace the power of change...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 11 to Feb 12
2023
Saturday
at
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Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
Pathways 2021
Feb 16
2023
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
You can make a positive change in your life!In just 10 sessions with Pathways Faith Based Life Skills classes, you’ll learn valuable skills that help you embrace the power of change...
SVdP Shoes Outreach
Feb 18 to Feb 19
2023
Saturday
at
(All day)
Help us Shoe Away HungerOn the weekends of February 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19 help us “Shoe Away Hunger” and donate your gently used shoes and boots to the local non-profit organization,...
Pathways 2021
Feb 23
2023
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
You can make a positive change in your life!In just 10 sessions with Pathways Faith Based Life Skills classes, you’ll learn valuable skills that help you embrace the power of change...
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Feb 26
2023
Sunday
at
10:45 AM
All parishioners are welcome to join together for a wonderful series on Catholic Social Teaching during this season of Lent. Fr. Daniel Griffith, our Pastor and several other excellent local speakers...
Pathways 2021
Mar 2
2023
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
You can make a positive change in your life!In just 10 sessions with Pathways Faith Based Life Skills classes, you’ll learn valuable skills that help you embrace the power of change...
Homeless Jesus Winter web banner
Mar 5
2023
Sunday
at
10:45 AM
All parishioners are welcome to join together for a wonderful series on Catholic Social Teaching during this season of Lent. Fr. Daniel Griffith, our Pastor and several other excellent local speakers...