The Basilica of Saint Mary
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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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· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ending Homelessness

SAVE THE DATE: DCEH LEGISLATIVE KICK OFF


6:30-8:30pm, Tuesday, February 11,  St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. South, Minneapolis
Inspiration - Education - Skill Building
 Join Basilica parishioners in this important event.  Hear Keynote Speaker Cathy ten Broeke, State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness. Learn about the 2014 DCEH Legislative Agenda. Experience workshops for new and seasoned advocates. Call 612-317-3477 for more information.
  

  

Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness

The Basilica is a founding member of the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH), a coalition of 13 interfaith congregations that educate and engage congregants in the work of the Heading Home Hennepin plan to end homelessness. DCEH ensures that all congregations are active in the full continuum of work from direct service to advocacy, working in partnership with the broad community. The congregations involved in DCEH share a common agreement.

Read a Downtown Journal article about the work of the DCEH!

What does it mean to “end homelessness?”

There will always be people who are homeless, but the system can change so that fewer people fall into homelessness, and more people move out of homelessness quickly. “Housing First” is crucial. People need housing before services can effectively address life issues. We need a continuum of housing options that address the needs of individuals, families and youth to move toward self-sufficiency.  Preventing homelessness is more cost effective and humane than allowing people to become homeless and then addressing shelter needs.  Supportive Housing is safe, affordable housing and the resources needed to sustain it.  We can all work for the solution. For details, call Janice 612.317.3477.

29TH ANNUAL HOMELESS MEMORIAL MARCH AND SERVICE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
Please join us in remembering those who have died while homeless, formerly homeless, or advocating for the homeless community in 2013. 
 
5:00 pm | March & Silent Vigil
Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue S & 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN
The march will follow 5th St S westward to Nicollet Avenue and proceed south to 28th St
 
6:30 pm | Service of Remembrance
Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
 
7:30 pm | Community Meal
Simpson Shelter, Lower level of Simpson United Methodist Church
 
All are welcome. For more information, please call 612-317-3477.

 

© Heading Home Hennepin strives to end homelessness in our community. »
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TAKE FIVE TABLES

Lower Level after Masses
Throughout our Local Stewardship months, “Take Five Minutes to Have Your Voice Heard” through postcards or letters to your elected officials, and use your voice to help those most vulnerable. Contact Janice 612.317.3477 for details.  

DCEH Bicycle Program

The mission of the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness’ Bicycle Program is to offer reliable bicycles to adult Minneapolis residents as efficient and ecologically responsible transportation for work, job search appointments, and post-secondary education. To get involved visit dceh.org or call 613.333.1381.

THE BASILICA ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARTNERS WITH COMMON BOND

Join us in this exciting new partnership! See details on our Housing page.

GET INVOLVED!

For more information or to get involved in the effort to END homelessness,, contact Janice Andersen at 612.317.3477.

 

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