The Basilica of Saint Mary
April 24, 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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Weekly Musings Blog
Our pastor and staff directors share their thoughts, insights and inspirations.
Recent Publications
· Weekly Newsletter
  January 16, 2014
· Parish Bulletin
  December 27, 2013
· BASILICA Magazine
  December 6, 2013
Today's Reading
Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)

Local Stewardship

Create bridges between communities and advocate for those in need.

2013 Local Stewardship Toolkit 

Check out our 2013 Local Stewardship Toolkit. View it online, or print as a booklet. Find resources for prayer, learning, reflection and action for yourself or to use with a group.

BUILDING BRIDGES


Local Stewardship invites us to make ourselves aware of what is going on around us.  We are encouraged to reach out to those we see, share our stories, and work side-by-side to find solutions.  As we share, we build community.  As we build community, we create bridges toward a more loving, peaceful, and just society. 

 

Community Partners

Check out the Community Partners we work with everyday.  The more we connect and collaborate, the more goodness spreads.  Look for ways to connect.

 

END HOMELESSNESS: WHAT CAN YOU DO?

FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD
FMF is a program of Portico, an interfaith housing collaborative.  The program consists of 43 hosting congregations throughout the Twin Cities providing overnight shelter, meals, and hospitality to up to 8 families every week of the year.

The Basilica of Saint Mary is a valued FMF partner, and is always looking for volunteers during the weeks in which we host families.  We need volunteers to provide/ serve meals, setup/take down the sleeping rooms, stay overnight with the families, and provide activities in the evening. From more information contact mconroy2@comcast.net

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL MINISTRIES
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at The Basilica of Saint Mary includes Pathways, Shoe Ministry, Outreach Ministry, Food Ministries, and many other ways that we care for each other as a community.  The Ministry depends on donations from parishioners and friends, 100% of which go directly to those we serve. Email Julia to get involved.

COMMONDBOND COMMUNITIES
CommonBond provides home, hope and community to 8,000 people who have low incomes.  A hallmark of CommonBond is on-site services, providing pre-k readiness, youth mentoring, teen programs, adult career and employment programs, and more.

The Basilica is working with CommonBond to develop 50 units of new mixed-income/workfoce rental housing units for families in North Minneapolis.  The new housing gwill serve singles and families with children at 1926-2022 West Broadway. Look for details of a possible Summer 2013 ground-breaking! Contact DMillea@zelle.com for more information.

ST. STEPHENS HUMAN SERVICES
St. Stephens is a leader in our community, founded with a mission to end homelessness through programming that includes housing opportunities, employment support, emergency services and outreach, and systems change. To get involved, visit http://ststephensmpls.org/

CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Catholic Charities work encompasses charity and justice-providing programs for children, families and adults, as well as organizing a call for justice in the community though Advocacy efforts.  To get involved , go to cctwincities.org

END VIOLENCE ON THE NORTHSIDE:  WHAT CAN YOU DO?

FROM DEATH TO LIFE
From Death to Life is an organization dedicated to ending violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm.  They offer support groups empowering parents to come to terms with the impact of homicide through emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical healing.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE
The mission of Northside Achievement Zone(NAZ) is to build a culture of achievement in a portion of North Minneapollis to ensure that all youth graduate from high school college-ready. They partner with schools, organizations, and families to significantly improve education and guarantee opportunities to support children from pre-birth to college.

ALAFIA PLACE
Alafia Place is a residence on the northside intended to strengthen and sustain leaders by providing affordable housing and opportunities for personal and professional development that help them grow initiatives designed to transform the quality of life on the northside of Minneapolis.

Protect MN
Protect MN is an organization dedicated to working to end gun violence. Their focus is on education and working to prevent illegal access to guns.

 

Advocate for those in need:  What can you do?

 

OFFICE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
A facet of Catholic Charities in the Twin Cities, OSJ advocates for issues that can help individuals and families reach their full human potential and calls for justice in the community.

JOINT RELIGIOUS LEGISLATIVE COALITION
Guided by God’s vision of the common good as reflected in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, JRLC mobilizes religious communities to influence public policy in Minnesota.

MN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
MN Catholic Conference is the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota.

DCEH
Basilica is a founder member of the effective collaborative.  The mission is to engage all 16 interfaith congregations and communities in the work to end homelessness.

MN COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
The Coalition’s mission is to generate policies, community support, and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.

BASILICA VOICES FOR JUSTICE
BVFJ Network offers a framework for parishioners to learn and get involved in important local issued, and to use their voice for justice. To get involved email Janice.

 Check out the events on the Northside. 

Approximately 20,000 individuals are homeless or precariously housed . . . »
Approximately 20,000 individuals are homeless or precariously housed each night in Minnesota, according to the Wilder Research Center. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]

PRAYER FOR LOCAL STEWARDSHIP

Let us pray to God . . .
For the community we live and work in, For all the people in it who are lonely,
For those whose voices are never heard, For those who find no friends,
For the people in our city who are homeless and without shelter,
For those who are disheartened, And for those who feel betrayed.

Let us ask the Lord for forgiveness . . .
For the suffering we cause others, For our forgetfulness and neglect of others,
For our lack of understanding of each other, For speaking ill of other people,
For the bitterness we feel toward others, And for the inability to forgive others.

Let us ask God for the grace . . .
to break down barriers among people, To create bridges between communities,
To work toward equality and justice for all, To promote peace,
To advocate for those who have no voice, And to embrace all as our brothers and sisters.

Amen

Children's Prayer

Let us pray to God…
For our family and friends,
For our parents, grandparents, teachers, and for all who lead us,
For our classmates,
For those who live in our neighborhood, town, city, and state,
Bless everyone with a spirit of kindness and love
As we learn to understand and listen to each other.
Amen

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