The Basilica of Saint Mary
June 26, 2009
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The Basilica of Saint Mary
We are located on Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Gift Survey

Welcome to The Basilica of Saint Mary Gifts Survey

Each of us possesses useful gifts which are infused and sanctified at Baptism. God calls us to
prayerfully and critically assess our talents/gifts/skills. This survey is provided to help you grow
in spiritual maturity and discover new avenues in which to serve Christ.

The survey screens for 20 different gifts. Read each statement carefully and then select the response
that is most like you. Don’t think too hard about each statement – your first response is usually the most
accurate. When you click “Submit” at the end you will receive your results immediately. Please allow
about 20 minutes to complete the survey.

Your name:

Your e-mail address:

I like to organize people and materials to work together.
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I enjoy being involved with musical or dramatic productions whether at church, at school or in the community.
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I feel a desire to share the Gospel with people.
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It seems easy to perceive whether a person is honest or dishonest.
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I am ready to try the impossible because I have great trust in God.
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I am blessed by God and find great satisfaction in giving large amounts of money to build the Kingdom.
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I feel strongly that my prayers for a sick person effect wholeness for that person.
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There is great joy in having people in my home.
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Prayer is one of my favorite spiritual exercises.
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I feel great compassion for the problems of others and feel compelled to provide support and care.
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I adapt easily in a culture different from mine.
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I feel secure in the fact that my musical ability will be of benefit to other people.
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It is enjoyable to have the responsibility of leading other people in their spiritual life.
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There is great joy in doing little jobs.
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I am able to take a thought or idea and put it into a clear and inspiring written form.
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I enjoy the responsibility for the achievement of group goals.
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I enjoy the results of working with various objects to help improve and beautify.
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I enjoy various kinds of arts and/or crafts projects.
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I appreciate the opportunity to proclaim God's Word to others.
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I seem able to see when the Spirit is present in another person.
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I am often ready to believe God will lead us through a situation when others feel it is impossible.
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I appreciate the opportunity to financially support a critical situation.
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I enjoy the opportunity to pray with and for a person who is physically ill that they may be made well.
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I am comfortable when people drop in unexpectedly.
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God consistently answers my prayers in tangible ways.
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There is great joy in leading people to accomplish group goals.
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I have little fear in leading people where God wants them to go.
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I enjoy doing routine and/or emergency tasks.
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I feel that I have a special insight in selecting the best alternative in a difficult situation.
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I enjoy writing down what I have learned through study, reading, prayer, or life experiences.
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The development of effective plans gives me great satisfaction.
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I find pleasure in drawing, designing and/or painting various objects.
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I like creating and building things with my hands.
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I feel a deep concern for the spiritual needs of the people in my community.
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I seem to know very quickly whether something is right or wrong.
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People seem to view me as one who believes everything is possible.
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It is a joy to see how much I can give.
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I have a sense of confidence that through prayer I can help someone who is injured or ill to get better.
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When our office, school or church hosts visitors or events, I enjoy opening my home to them.
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I faithfully pray for others recognizing that their effectiveness and total well-being depends on God's answer to prayers.
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For me, scriptural study has lead to inspired and insightful thought.
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I can effectively delegate tasks.
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People like to bring their troubles and concerns to me because they feel I care.
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It is easy for me to move into a new community and make friends.
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God has inspired me to use my musical talents.
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I can patiently support those going through painful experiences as they try to stabilize their lives.
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Communicating difficult concepts seems easy to me.
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I have a strong sense of confidence in my solutions to problems.
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I often feel moved to write about my thoughts and feelings so others may benefit from them.
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I enjoy the process of creating a pleasant environment.
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I enjoy working with my hands in a skill or trade that required considerable experience to perfect.
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I am certain of the Holy Spirit's presence in my life and the lives of others.
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I can give sacrificially because I know that God will meet my needs.
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Others have asked me to pray for healing in their lives, and have evidenced God's healing power.
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People seem to enjoy coming to my house.
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I find myself praying when I possibly should be doing other things.
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Daily meditation and study are a priority in my life.
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When I am in a group, others will often look to me for direction.
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It is a joy to give encouragement to people who are discouraged.
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I like to encourage inactive church members to become involved.
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I have special joy singing praises to God either alone or with other people.
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It is a thrill to inspire people to reach out to others in their community.
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I desire to do the tasks that will free others for important ministry.
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I enjoy training people to be more effective.
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When a challenge is presented, I am usually able to identify an appropriate solution.
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My written work has been helpful to others in understanding life's truths.
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When presented with a goal, I immediately think of steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the desired results.
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I am good at repairing or restoring things and find satisfaction in doing so.
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I am able to convey the Church teachings in ways that are easily understood.
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I often seek the motives of a person and look beneath the words.
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In times of personal crisis the Holy Spirit's presence is a significant source of strength.
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I have visited a person who was sick, prayed that God would make them physically whole, and the person got better.
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I enjoy meeting new people and becoming acquainted with them.
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I know that God hears and responds to my daily prayers.
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I enjoy relating and sharing God's teachings to the issues of the day.
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People have said they like to work with me because the task will be successfully completed.
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If a family is facing a serious crisis, I enjoy the opportunity to help them.
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I am able to relate well to people of different locations or cultures.
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I enjoy providing spiritual leadership to those who are on a faith journey.
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I find more satisfaction in doing a job than in delegating a job.
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My great joy is to communicate in such a way that it becomes real and understood by others.
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People come to me for help in applying their faith and values to personal situations.
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I believe that the words I write will be of benefit to those who read them.
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I enjoy organizing thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams into a specific plan of action.
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I express myself through artistic means.
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My creative skills have been of special value to others.
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I enjoy having the opportunity to encourage others in their faith journey.
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My faith requires me to seek out God's will and purpose in all circumstances that arise in my life.
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I have confidence in God's continuing provisions and help, even in difficult times.
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I manage my time and money so that I am able to give much of it to the work of the church or other organizations.
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I understand the truthfulness and meaning of theological statements.
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I can adjust my leadership style to bring out the best in others.
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It is a special satisfaction to visit people who are sick, hospitalized or in prison.
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Even when I am in unfamiliar surroundings, I can minister to others.
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I enjoy inspiring others through my musical expression.
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People have come to me for spiritual help.
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I like working quietly behind the scenes to ensure projects are successful.
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I want to express my faith by assisting others to discover the truths contained in Scripture and church tradition.
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I can look beyond a person's handicaps or problems to see a life that matters to God.
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Some people have told me that they have been helped and encouraged by my prayers.
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I have been successful in organizing, directing and motivating people to achieve a goal.
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I can translate into artistic form what I see in my imagination.
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I enjoy working creatively with raw materials such as fabric, wood, paper, metal, glass, paints, plants.
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I do not find it difficult to share what Jesus means to me.
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I have assisted others as they sought to discern whether or not their personal decisions
were helpful and in accord with God's will for their lives.

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When I receive money unexpectedly, one of my first thoughts is to share this gift.
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I enjoy welcoming others and helping them to feel at ease.
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I seem to recognize prayer needs before others.
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It is exciting to undertake a study of challenging spiritual books.
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I feel an urgency to provide housing for the homeless, food for the starving, comfort for those in distress.
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I can readily adjust to different cultures without making negative judgments.
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I have performed my music before groups and felt a real sense of God's presence.
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People have told me that I can take the most difficult idea or concept and make it understandable.
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Those who are struggling with life questions have come to me for guidance and help.
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I can compose articles for newspapers, newsletters, etc., in an efficient and meaningful way.
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I feel compelled to learn as much as I can about the Bible and my Catholic faith.
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I am able to orchestrate or oversee several projects at once.
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I am grateful and humbled that my music has provided inspiration and hope for others.
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When I turn out the lights, take tables down, work in the kitchen or put chairs away, I feel great satisfaction.
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I am able to communicate effectively with adults, youth and/or children.
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