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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

You are the key to ending homelessness
Oct 27
2019
Sunday
at
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Temple Israel, MinneapolisDowntown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) has been working collaboratively with over fourteen interfaith congregations for more than twelve years. While the overall...
Kevin Kling
Oct 29
2019
Tuesday
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7:00 PM
Kevin Kling: Laughter and Story as Archetype and HealingLocal actor and storyteller Kevin Kling will help us think differently about “disability” as he delivers hilarious, often...
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Hands raised
Nov 3
2019
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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Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Nov 10
2019
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Help us pack more than 20,000 meals for our neighbors in need. Join us after the 7:30, 9:30, or 11:30am Masses to volunteer for an hour. Every meal we pack will be donated to a local food shelf....
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Hands raised
Nov 14
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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Nov 24
2019
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Saint Ambrose RoomWhat is it like to be a Christian in the Middle East today? How does one live out one’s faith, among grave challenges and threats. Did you know the Arabic word for “witness” and “...
Fair Trade Market 1
Dec 8
2019
Sunday
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8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Fair Trade MarketSunday, December 8, 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...
Hands raised
Jan 9
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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Jan 12
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
Jan 19
2020
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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