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.

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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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A Strategic Roadmap For Our Future

The Basilica of Saint Mary is responsible for stewarding the time, resources and gifts of its members to insure a positive future.  Planning together to determine where we are going, how we are going to get there, and to identify the hurdles and roadblocks that might prevent us from reaching our destination is critical to a positive future for our Basilica community. 

That’s why The Basilica’s Parish Council entered into a planning process to develop a Strategic Roadmap for our future. The roadmap allows us to align strategy, structure and systems to fulfill our mission and vision.


Starting last spring, 45 volunteers committed to a series of working sessions. Participants reviewed research and statistics from the US Census and parish data and explored, refined and affirmed The Basilica’s core values and mission to gain a deeper understanding of the connections of The Basilica’s members, ministries, and vision. Finally, the participants weighed Basilica resources and challenges against key accomplishments they hoped to achieve.

The results of the research, discussions and work were shared for comment at a parishwide meeting in May and on our website. A draft Strategic Roadmap was presented to a joint meeting of the Parish Council and Finance Committee last June for further discussion. The Parish Council gathered for a final review in September and approved the Strategic Roadmap in October of 2008. 


Implementation of the Strategic Roadmap has now begun. Current annual plans and goals flow from the document, which have been shared with Parish Council and staff departments. 

Four key tactical areas:
• Build attendance at liturgies
• Develop an understanding and awareness of Biblical Stewardship within our volunteer leaders and staff
• Increase belonging and engagement through one on one visits with new parish members
• Invite increased financial commitment from our members and community supporters to insure financial stability


© In Recognition »
These plaques were designed to honor and remember those who contributed to The Basilica 2000 Restoration and Endowment Fund. They are decorated with scrolls of copper fabricated from the original dome. -Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]

Where there is no vision, the people perish.     -Proverbs 29:18

2008-2012 Strategic Roadmap

Download a printable copy of our Strategic Roadmap.

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