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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

Feb 22
2020
Saturday
at
2:30 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Film Festival 2020 [asset-3306-314]       The Basilica of Saint Mary will screen four films in February that look at Anxiety and Stress. The Film Festival is presented by...
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Feb 26
2020
Wednesday
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6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This annual event is a time for spiritual reflection and prayer. It is a chance for everyone here at The Basilica--singles, families, young and old--to share one of the most basic tenets of our faith...
Mar 8
2020
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:30 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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Hands raised
Mar 8
2020
Sunday
at
5:30 PM to 6:15 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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Mar 12
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Whether you are searching on a full-time or part-time basis, finding a new opportunity can be stressful, scary and unpredictable.  Job search activities may leave you feeling physically and mentally...
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Mar 14
2020
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lenten Spiritual Gifts WorkshopThere are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same...
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Hands raised
Mar 19
2020
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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Many Hands Together
Mar 21
2020
Saturday
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8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Skills Training Workshop: Better AngelsBasilica School, LL78:30-9:00am, Hospitality & Check-in9:00-12 noon, ProgramThis Better Angels Skills Workshop will:1) Provide you with the knowledge of...
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Apr 19
2020
Sunday
at
10:45 AM to 12:30 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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Nora McInerny
May 14
2020
Thursday
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7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An evening with Nora McInerny 7:00-9:00pmFollowed by book signing opportunities Tickets $25 – includes copy of No Happy EndingsThe Basilica of Saint Mary1600 Hennepin Avenue...