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Our Parish Our Future

Our Parish Our Future

PARISH STRATEGIC PLAN

2019-2024

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
 

STRATEGIC AREAS OF FOCUS

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

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

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

These three area 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.

 

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

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.

 

CORE VALUES

What drives our words and actions

Spirituality:
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.

Compassion:
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. 

Community:
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. 

 

Street Song Homeless Jesus Dedication
StreetSong-MN Homeless Jesus Dedication November 19, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Hands raised
Aug 18
2019
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2019
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
All School ReunionReconnecting all classes from The Basilica School and celebrating the people and life of our parish for 150 years. 2:00pm-5:00pm Reunion, Shared Stories, Tours5:00pm MassJoin us the...
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Fall Festival 2017
Sep 8
2019
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Join us for The Basilica's annual Fall Festival where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. Enjoy handmade brats, fresh grown sweet corn, ice cream sundaes, and more! Stay for a variety...
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Sep 12
2019
Thursday
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7:00 PM
Mental Health Author Series: Mary CreganThe Basilica of Saint Mary in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church and Excelsior Bay Books is proud to bring author Mary Cregan to The Basilica to share...
Hands raised
Sep 15
2019
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Sep 19
2019
Thursday
at
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Oct 10
2019
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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Hands raised
Oct 20
2019
Sunday
at
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Join us to learn more about Volunteer Ministry at The Basilica. Explore which of our 120+ ministries will allow you to use your God given gifts and talents to serve others. Register online in advance...
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