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Our Parish Our Future

Our Parish Our Future



The Basilica of Saint Mary is committed to the future growth of our parish.  The Our Parish Our Future plan outlines the three strategic areas of focus for the next five years. This plan builds upon the strong vision, mission, and values the parish has embraced since 2013. 





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

Mission and Vision


The Arts
Move, inspire, and transform individuals and communities through excellence in the arts and creative practices.

Build a culture where people feel valued, welcome, integrated, and included.

Respond to the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

These three areas of focus were strategically selected through a comprehensive, contemplative  process with our parish leadership, staff, and consultants. The three areas will unify and inspire collaboration across our parish and resonate throughout our commitment to the community.



Unify the work and allocation of resources of the parish

Strengthen our Presence and Partnerships in the Twin Cities:
Invite community-wide participation in our vision and mission.

Increase Engagement:
Focus on increasing participation in our liturgies and ministries, expanding our volunteer leadership and inviting parishioners into full and active participation in the life of the parish and proclamation of the Gospel.

Enhance the Experience of Belonging and Provide Excellence in Ministry:
Welcome everyone as Christ, and offer ministries inspired by the Gospel and relevant in our day.

Steward our Resources:
Manage our human, financial and physical resources to meet changing needs by improving our parish operations including our systems, technology and facilities while ensuring the parish’s financial stability.



What drives our words and actions

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 experience 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 ourselves.

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. 

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 and respect for one another. 


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Upcoming Events

Snack Pack 2017 Overview
Dec 10
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Side By Side Saturdays:  Packing EventSaturday, December 10, 9:30 - 11:00amTeresa of Calcutta HallPlease join the St. Vincent de Paul ministry for our next packing event.· 9:30 - 10:...
Basilica in winter
Dec 17
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Side By Side SaturdaysSaturdays, 9:30–11:00AM in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall The St. Vincent de Paul ministry is hosting a series of interactive events which will allow...
Christmas at The Basilica of Saint Mary
Dec 23
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join a team of volunteers to joyfully transition the liturgical environment from the season of Advent to that of the Christmas Season, also known as Greening of the Church. Decorating begins at 8:...
Icon of Hope
Jan 28
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rethinking the Intersection of Mental Health and Effective Criminal Justice Systems:Treating the Person while Responding to the BehaviorSaturday, January 28, 1:00 –...