Terri Ashmore

Managing Director
Administration

Terri Ashmore joined the Basilica staff as Director of Development in 1993.  She helped lead a $10 million capital fundraising effort for the structural restoration of The Basilica, the $7.7 million build out of The Basilica's undercroft, and a $4.2 million church tuck pointing and stained glass window restoration project.  Since 2003 as Managing Director, Terri works with the Accounting & Finance, Communications, Development and Facilities teams running day to day operations to support The Basilica's vision and mission.  She is a liaison to parish and Basilica Landmark governance committees.  Terri enjoys volunteering with the Jeremiah Program and serves on the Board for Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts.

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Recent Posts by Terri Ashmore

Created by local artist Deb Korluka, The Basilica's newest icon will be dedicated on Sunday, June 29 at our 9:30am and 11:30am Masses. 

The icon is of St. Dymphna, the patron saint of those with mental illness.  There will be a special blessing for all those in attendance, and Fr. John Bauer will preside.  Following Mass, all are invited to an ice cream social on The Basilica's west lawn, sponsored by the Mental Health Ministry.

KIPP Stand Academy is moving to a new North Minneapolis location this week.  A Minnesota public charter School serving 5-8 grade students, KIPP has been the Basilica's School tenant since 2008.  We send our best wishes to KIPP's students, faculty and staff as they move and get settled in their new school home.   

All Church entrances are open, but repairs are being completed on the west ground level entrance.  Serious water leakage was uncovered during repairs, resulting in a caulking project on the front Church stairs to help control moisture problems.  Painting and repairs to interior walls and ceilings begin this week at the ground level entrances.  Handicapped access is available through the West ground level entrance, and also on the Church's upper east side, by Cowley Center with handicapped parking available in both locations.   

Church restoration continues.  Old, wet insulation is being removed from above the ceiling to allow the interior walls to dry out.  Removal is being done in stages and completion is critical in advance of any planning for an interior restoration.  Initial removal will be completed this week, with additional work planned for next year.  

As a child, my approach to Lent was pretty straight forward. I gave up candy, and so did all of my friends. As an adult, I’d like to suggest a different approach to you this year. Paula Kaempffer, The Basilica’s Director of Learning, challenged me to consider doing something extra to explore my faith this year during Lent. Honestly, giving up precious time may be a more challenging and more rewarding approach to Lent. At The Basilica, there is no shortage of options to help do something extra.

Fridays in Lent:

Consider committing part of Lenten Friday nights to participate in 5:00pm Mass or in the very moving 7:00pm Stations of the Cross.  There’s a free soup supper in between — so you can spend time in quiet, prayerful reflection, and spend time getting to know others in our parish community over a bowl of soup.

Some other alternatives for doing something extra in Lent are our wonderful Learning offerings. 

Lenten Faith Sharing Groups:

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Parishioner Tricia Burns leads our small Faith Sharing Group. This is an opportunity to pray, discuss the Sunday scripture readings and support one another as we travel on our faith journey. Reflect on how the scriptures relate to our everyday life, and be enriched by the diversity of each member of the group.  Consider taking a moment to share your life, your faith, and your values in a Lenten Faith Sharing Group.

Redeeming a Prison Society – A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration

Sundays March 9, 16, 23, 11:00am – 12:30pm

You’ve read the statistics about how many minority and economically disadvantaged individuals end up in prison. Have you considered the injustice of locking up more than 2 million of our neighbors in jail? Dr. Amy Levad, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the University of St. Thomas, will lead this series and help us explore the causes and effects of mass incarceration and alternatives to jails and prisons. She will also share how the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation ground us in a moral vision for justice on par with the Civil Rights movement to redeem our prison society.

Examining Atonement – Justice, Nonviolence and the Cross

Sundays March 30, April 6 and 13, 11:00am – 12:30pm

How did the cross, an instrument of torture used against political prisoners and other criminals during the Roman Empire, become a central symbol of our Christian faith? Over 3 Sundays, explore the emergence of the cross as a symbol in Christian history.  Examine the development of the Church’s doctrine of atonement and grapple with understanding how salvation is won by Christ’s incarnation, death on the cross, and resurrection. 

Led by Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of St. Thomas, this series and help us consider some contemporary issues in atonement theology.

 

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