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Stained-glass windows at Basilica of St. Mary help tell story of former Minneapolis church

In the winter of 2021, my friends at Modern Catholic Pilgrim invited me to participate in a journey from the Basilica of St. Mary to a vacant lot in north Minneapolis about a mile away. The walk was inspired by the stained-glass windows that hang in Teresa of Calcutta Hall in the lower level of the Basilica. They originally belonged to a mission church named St. Martin that once stood on the vacant lot we visited on the corner of Bryant and Fifth Avenue North.

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Panelists: Diverse members bring gifts and experience to parish life

Catholics of various nationalities and ethnicities want to feel they belong in local parishes — and when they are welcomed and accepted, the parish benefits from the gifts they bring, panelists said at a forum last month at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis titled, “Building an Intercultural Church.”

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Panel explores role of laity in advancing mission of the Church

Asked during a panel discussion for his greatest hope for the role of laity in the revitalization and future of the Church, Father John Bauer, pastor and rector at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, said people need to recognize that no one person has the gifts, talents and abilities to be and do all the things that are part of parish life.

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Archbishop Hebda on Easter Sunday encourages faithful witness to the joy of Christ risen

Encouraging the faithful to be witnesses to the joy of the risen Christ even in the midst of hardship, Archbishop Hebda said Easter Sunday that the crisis of COVID-19 provides an opportunity to serve others, to “go the extra mile,” to demonstrate that “we have a share in Christ’s everlasting life because of his resurrection.”

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