The Basilica of Saint Mary
July 22, 2017
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The Basilica of Saint Mary
We are located on Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phone: 612.333.1381
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  January 16, 2014
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  December 27, 2013
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  December 6, 2013
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Life Skills


If you are looking for a positive change in your life, Pathways, a part of The Basilica St. Vincent de Paul Ministries might be right for you. This spiritual program embraces the power of change by strengthening an individual’s outlook on life through awareness of God and self, relationship building and skill development. Pathways is a ten-week series focusing on a different topic each week.

Pathways takes place each Thursday evening in The Basilica School. Sessions begin at 6:00pm with a light meal and conclude at 8:15pm. Free childcare is provided during the program for children, ages 1-11. All are welcome, and registration is not required. Contact Julia Buege Freeman 612.317.3413 to get involved!


Identify and engage a long-term relationship with formerly homeless students studying in area colleges. This relationship will provide mentoring for the student, support, and financial assistance. 

The Basilica SVdP will work with neighborhood colleges to identify registered students that are formerly homeless and good candidates to make a change in their life.  The partnership with the schools will ensure that the student receives all relevant and available financial assistance provided to students. It will also ensure a support network that gives the student access to many other resources and levels of care. 

Mentoring Relationship:
The Basilica SVdP will invite the students to commit to a six-month partnership with The Basilica St. Vincent de Paul.  This partnership would include:
• A signed contract between participant and The Basilica SVdP articulating expectations
• Financial assistance to help the student meet basic needs of housing/food/etc. to ensure effective, continual studies
• On-going monthly meetings between student and Basilica mentor to help guide student through life decisions and challenges of school
• A commitment to keep a passing grade-point average
• Referrals to any tutoring assistance needed

For more information, contact Kimberly at 612-317-3419 or e-mail Kimberly


Pathways Topics

  • Self-Worth: Build self-esteem by recognizing the positives in your life. Everyone has them.
  • Change: It’s hard. It’s stressful. But it can be extremely rewarding.
  • Spirituality: A strong relationship with God will guide you in the right direction.
  • Problem-Solving: Learn to address problems in a new light.
  • Budgeting: Achieve greater financial understanding by developing essential skills such as prioritizing and saving.
  • Self-Control: The ability to keep your emotions, desires, or actions in check has an immediate and positive impact on your life.
  • Personal Presentation: Discover what you’ll need to make the impression you want.
  • Healthy Relationships: A strong relationship with God will guide you in the right direction. Understand the power of a strong friendship and/or marriage. Surround yourself with people who build you up.
  • Goal Setting: Start with a day, then a month, then a year and long term goals. An accomplishment feels great!
  • Health and Wellness:  Learn new ideas to easliy improve your health/stay healthy and maintain a "well" lifestyle.
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