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Please note that the construction equipment in the Cowley parking lot has restricted the spaces available. There are three spaces available near the 16th Street entrance. You may also access the Cowley lot through the west School staff parking lot. There are eight spaces available on the west side of the construction fence. The fence between the two lots has been removed for access during construction through October. 

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Thank you for your patience as we continue to repair and restore our campus buildings.

 

 

 

 

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America

Photographs by Jim Bowey

Exhibition: June 15 – July 28, 2019

Community Event:  Thursday July 18, 6-8:00 PM

 

 

WHEN HOME WON’T LET YOU STAY

 

“When Home Won’t Let You Stay” is a poignant traveling photography exhibition and community event series about refugees in Minnesota by documentary artist James A. Bowey. It provides a new perspective on the often hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities. The number of globally displaced people has risen dramatically in recent years and is expected to continue to rise in response to ongoing conflicts, poverty, and climate change. International and national events have prompted debates in communities across the country about our duty to refugees, our American roots, and national identity. The exhibition consists of contemporary color portraits accompanied by first-person poetic stories that create an empathic experience of the plight and resilience of refugees working to make a new home in this country.

 

COMMUNITY EVENT

 

As part of the exhibition, James Bowey will present a live community event to consider the experiences of refugees, and our responses to the needs of displaced people around the world. Accompanied by live music and narrators from the community, he will present photographs, stories and reflections from “When Home Won’t Let You Stay,” and lead a community conversation about how current refugee policies and attitudes reflect the state of the empathetic imagination in our civic life. This compelling talk explores how we can bear witness in a contentious world, and awaken our imagination to the possibilities of hope, justice and human connection.

The MCTC parking ramp will be $10 for event parking for the Pride Parade next weekend. Parking is free in the lot under I-94.

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The Arizona Borderlands: Where humanitarian aid is being criminalized by Chris Serres. 

Out now in the new issue of BASILICA magazine. As we seek to grow in our faith, we are called to learn about what is happening in our communities, country, and world, and to reflect on this in prayer. 

The Arizona Borderlands
Where humanitarian aid is being criminalized 
by Chris Serres 

 

The Arizona Borderlands Basilica Magazine Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASILICA magazine spring 2019
 

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BASILICA Magazine 

As we continue our parish’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration, this issue looks at some people at The Basilica who said “yes” to God’s invitations to service, using varied gifts to form one body in order to do Christ’s work abundantly.

One person provided beautiful bells to our parish, named after “everyday” saints who also answered God’s call. Some assist and guide our parish’s strategic planning and campus space initiatives. Others lend their voices to our Cathedral choir, performing in an interfaith Together in Hope concert. Many more help at Basilica events, including the 25th annual Basilica Block Party, the recent wedding reunion, or the upcoming all school reunion.

Melissa Streit, Editor
 

Thank you to the dedicated volunteer team who created the issue.

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Inside this issue:

Our Parish, Our Future
Focusing on the next five years 
by Bob Kleiber 

The Future of The Basilica
Planning for our space needs 
by Kathy Andrus 

Our Teresa of Calcutta Hall
A place of service, fellowship, and community 
by Melissa Streit 

The Arizona Borderlands
Where humanitarian aid is being criminalized 
by Chris Serres 

Mary, Untier of Knots
New icon commissioned 
by Elyse Rethlake 

Walker Art Center’s New Executive Director
An interview with Mary Ceruti 
by Johan M.J. vanParys, Ph.D. 

The Basilica Wedding Reunion
by Mae Desaire 

The Journey of Our Bells
Our invitation to the city 
by Toni McNaron 

The Basilica’s Caring Ministries
How can we help? 
by Rachel Newman

Together In Hope
The transformative power of music 
by Nick Hansen 

The Basilica Block Party
Twenty-five years of rock on the block 
by Melissa Streit

 

The award-winning BASILICA magazine is sponsored by The Basilica Landmark, a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to preserve, restore, and advance the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. 

BASILICA is published twice a year (spring and fall) with a circulation of 20,000. 
For advertising information please contact Liz Legatt.
 

Parishioners, please be aware of a current email scam. Fraud emails are being sent out from a gmail account impersonating Fr. Bauer. Do not open these emails or respond to them. 

More information about this scam can be found in a recent article from the Catholic Spirit.
https://thecatholicspirit.com/featured/online-scam-targets-priests-parishioners/ 

The Basilica Landmark has announced a funding initiative to refurbish the essential community space in the lower level of the church, the Teresa of Calcutta Hall. This primary gathering space in the lower level of the church serves the daily physical, mental, and emotional needs of thousands in the community. From homelessness, employment, and immigration support to interfaith collaborations, training seminars, artist exhibits and beyond—the funds raised will be designated to refurbish the essential community space.

The Basilica Landmark will kick-off this fundraising initiative, know as the Fund-A-Need, at the Landmark Spark—a special evening dedicated to keeping the flame alive for the beloved Basilica. The Landmark Spark event is reimagined this year to amp up the classic event to a night that ignites. 

The Landmark Spark event chair, Karen Capiz, is especially passionate about improving the community space used to support our neighbors in need. Karen volunteers with one of the many outreach programs and believes, “Having a welcoming, clean, comfortable space is important to best serve everyone who comes through The Basilica’s doors.”

The Basilica Landmark Board of Directors invites the community to support our effort to refurbish the essential community space. It is important that the physical building reflect our message of welcome and hospitality to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landmark Spark
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Machine Shop
300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The signature fundraising event features creative cuisine, specialty cocktails, and fantastic giving opportunities to support The Basilica Landmark.

To purchase tickets or make a gift to support the Fund-A-Need initiative visit www.thebasilicalandmark.org.

 

 

 

 

Divine Mercy Sunday vespers will be devoted to the people of Sri Lanka. Please join us in prayer for the victims and for an end to violence. A book will be available for parishioners to share prayers that will be sent to the Cardinal of Sri Lanka.

April 28, 3:00pm 
Basilica Choir Stalls

 

 

The Basilica of Saint Mary welcomes all to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, April 18 through April 21, 2019. The vibrant beauty and tradition at The Basilica will draw over 10,000 people for these sacred celebrations.

The most important days of Holy week, known as the Sacred Triduum, begin with Holy Thursday on April 18, and continue with Good Friday, April 19, Holy Saturday, April 20, and Easter Sunday, April 21.

“The Basilica is honored to welcome parishioners and visitors to celebrate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ,” said Dr. Johan van Parys, director of liturgy and sacred arts at The Basilica.

 

Reveiw full schedule www.mary.org/holyweek

 

 

The Basilica of Saint Mary stands in prayer and support with the Notre Dame Cathedral community and the city of Paris. We pray for the safety of the first responders working to manage the fire.

During this Holy week, Catholics around the world are saddened by the destruction of the iconic cathedral. The loss of precious relics, irreplaceable art, striking architecture, rich history and culture, are simply devastating. 

We invite our community to join us in prayer and to share a message to the people of Paris. A book of messages will be placed on the Altar of the Sacred Heart in The Basilica. This book will be sent to the Archbishop of Paris.

Tuesday, April 16 - Noon Mass
Saint Joseph Chapel, Basilica Ground Level 
Mass followed by a rosary to Our Lady of Paris

 

 

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