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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

Apr 28
2019
Sunday
at
10:30 AM
As part of our celebration of 150 years as a parish community, The Basilica re-commits itself to peace and re-dedicates itself as an International Peace Site. A Peace Site empowers communities to...
May 4
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Gather with us for a morning of reflection with volunteer ministers who offer support to, and accompany others throughout the Christian Life Department.Anecdotal stories and research concur that...
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May 4
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Make a difference at The Basilica by helping to keep our campus beautiful. Weather permitting volunteers will help Basilica staff with several outdoor landscaping projects. Families and friends are...
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May 18
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Make a difference at The Basilica by helping to keep our campus beautiful. Weather permitting volunteers will help Basilica staff with several outdoor landscaping projects. Families and friends are...
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May 18
2019
Saturday
at
5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Landmark SparkBenefiting The Basilica LandmarkSaturday, May 18, 20195:00-11:30pmThe Machine Shop300 2nd Street SE, MinneapolisPurchase TicketsIndividual $250 ($150 tax deductible)Complimentary valet...
May 19
2019
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us to help bridge the hunger gap for kids this summer. On Sunday, May 19th the Basilica community will come together to pack thousands of snack packs that will be delivered to children attending...
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Jun 2
2019
Sunday
at
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Summer PicnicAll families with little ones (those age four and under) are welcome to join in for great food and camaraderie.  We will gather by the playground and picnic area at Bryn...
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Basilica School class 1971
Sep 7
2019
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
SAVE THE DATEAll School ReunionReconnecting all classes from The Basilica School and celebrating the people and life of our parish for 150 years. 2:00pm-5pm Reunion, Shared Stories, Tours5:00pm...