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
A map, email contact, parking information and mailing address is also available.
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
Friday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, or...

Financial Stewardship

Giving Generously and Joyfully

What is Financial Stewardship? To learn more, print our 2014 Financial Stewardship Toolkit as a booklet,  or view it online.

When you support financial stewardship, you make so much possible. Make a 2014 Financial Stewardship Pledge.  

You Become Part of the Basilica and it Becomes Part of You
Your generous support keeps The Basilica of Saint Mary shining brightly, serving as a joyful and beautiful reminder of God's presence in our world. Your contributions help The Basilica graciously welcome all who enter and faithfully serve our entire community. 

What your Financial Stewardship Pledge Supports: Help The Basilica Shine Brightly

When you make a pledged commitment to The Basilica, you provide:

  • Six inspiring liturgies each weekend
  • Pastoral care and listening for those in need and much more
  • Vibrant ministries for people from every background and walk of life
  • Beautiful music that fills our worship space and soars from the bell tower
  • And so much more...
Your contribution is truly life-giving to our community and gives witness to your grateful spirit and deep faith.
We invite you to prayerfully plan for the coming year. When you make a Financial Stewardship pledge part of your plans, your faith strengthens, your spiritual life is enriched and you open the doors a bit wider to let God's grace come inside. 

How Can I Give?
How Much Could I Give?

Please Pledge Today...The simple act of pledging is, in itself, an important gift. Whether you pledge to give $5 or $50, weekly or monthly, your support will make an enormous different in The Basilica's ability to serve. 

Pledges enable The Basilica to make reliable income projections, create a budget, and maximize our resources to deliver the very best ministries to the widest possible community. Your plans help us plan, and our entire community benefits. 

One Community, Three Ways to Donate

What Makes You Give?

In a world where we are pulled in so many different directions with multiple responsibilities and obligations, establishing a routine through financial giving and church attendance helps me build a richer relationship with God through action, not just thoughts or feelings. - Alison Rudy, parishioner

The Basilica has given us so much, it only seems natural to give back.  We are just so grateful. - Bonnie Steele, parishioner

I give back for the goodness I have received and for the goodness of others.  - Liz Yurich, parishioner

We make The Basilica a financial priority because it is our place of guidance, comfort, and love.  We’ve made wonderful friends and have been blessed with countless opportunities for growth.  We want to give back as much as we are able. - The Pekarek Family, parishioners
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Matthew 6:21 
© Giving is a proclamation »
Financial Stewardship commitments reinstate your trust in God and by giving back what you receive, it allows The Basilica to continue the good work 365 days a year. – Photo by Michael Jensen. [Close]

How Much Could I Give?

If you have not ever made a Financial Stewardship pledge, consider $10 or $15 a week. It will make a huge difference to The Basilica.

If you have made a Financial Stewardship pledge before, thank you.  We hope you will consider renewing your pledge, or even increasing for 2013.

Children's Prayer

Dear God,
You give us freedom to make different choices everyday.
Help me to choose kindness over anger.
Help me to choose openness over judgment.
Help me to choose sharing over selfishness.
Help me to choose giving over receiving.
I know that when I reach out to others in love
I am blessed over and over with goodness and great peace!
Amen.

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