Strategic Plan

Vision

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

The Basilica of Saint Mary aspires to be a:

  • Home of Spiritual Nourishment - We aspire to be a place where all may be touched by beauty, be nourished in their faith and be inspired by truth.
  • Beacon of Hope - We commit to welcome everyone with respect and dignity and to provide help and care, especially to those most in need.
  • Advocate for Change - We pledge to work toward justice, peace and equality for all and to promote the protection of all of creation.

Values

As a community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we profess values critical to our parish culture and character. As we strive to achieve our vision and mission, these values form the basis of our behavior and are a motivational force.

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 experiences 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 our selves.

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 of and respect for one another.

The spiritual life of the Parish consists of three essential components:

Liturgy

The way in which we express our faith and the way in which we are rehearsed in our faith; the celebration of discipleship and the effective rehearsal in discipleship.

Learning

The way in which all of us, young and old, learn about our Catholic faith through the study of Scripture and tradition; the ongoing clarification of the meaning of discipleship.

Life

The way in which Christians live out their faith, both within the community and in the broader world, through justice and care for one another; the day-to-day life of disciples of Jesus Christ.

Strategic Directions

  • Live Biblical Stewardship

Encourage all parishioners to embrace Biblical Stewardship as a way of life. 

  • Increase Engagement

Invite parishioners into full and active participation in the life of the parish and the proclamation of the Gospel. 

  • Provide Excellence in Ministry

Provide ministries that are inspired by the Gospel and are relevant in our day. 

  • Enhance the Experience of Belonging

Welcome everyone as Christ and offer a sense of belonging.

  • Strengthen our Brand

Communicate our mission ever more clearly in our complicated and sometimes challenging world.

  • Steward our Resources

Manage our human, financial and physical resources with respect and responsibility.

Upcoming Events

Snack pack paper bags
Oct 21
2018
Sunday
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8:00 AM
Join us for a community day of service. Volunteer to help pack personal care kits for those in need. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together.Packing will take place following...
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Oct 28
2018
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Come to hear stories from people living in the homeless shelters in our community. Hear from families, single adults, and youth. Learn about their challenges and discover opportunities to engage and...
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New Member Dinner at the Basilica
Nov 4
2018
Sunday
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10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
If you've joined The Basilica in recent months, you are invited to a New Member Welcome Brunch with Basilica staff. We'll feed you delicious homemade food, tell you a bit about The Basilica, answer...
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Basilica distance
Nov 8
2018
Thursday
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6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Catholic Community FoundationGiving Insights: Spiritual ForumJoin us for a community conversation presented by the Catholic Community Foundation.The Catholic Community Foundation's ...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
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11:45 AM
University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughessy Educational Center (OEC), St. Paul CampusEnveloped by War: The Church in Syria’s Civil Conflict His Excellency, the Most...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
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7:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Schulze Hall, Minneapolis Campus.Binding Wounds, Building Bridges in a War-Ravaged Land: An Evening with The Most Reverend Samir Nassar, Archbishop...
Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 9
2018
Sunday
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8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 9, 8:30am-3:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica Lower LevelEnjoy holiday shopping by purchasing fair trade merchandise at a fair price. Support artisans in...
Jan 19
2019
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What is your calling? What gifts have you been blessed with?Attend the Gifts Workshop to discover more about yourself and how you can share and use your gifts.
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Mar 6
2019
Wednesday
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6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a free community Soup Supper. All are welcome, a free will donation will be taken.