Tag: Minneapolis

Basilica Block Party ‘tuning up’ another set of musical summer treats

Basilica Block Party ‘tuning up’ another set of musical summer treats

| Barb Umberger | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars: Headliners Sylvan Esso and Hippo Campus are among performers expected to take the stage at the 26th annual Basilica Block Party July 10-11 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis

Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis

| December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the heels of finishing its $100 million Dorothy Day Place renovation and expansion of homeless shelter, apartments, meals and social services in St. Paul, Catholic Charities is expanding housing for the homeless in Minneapolis.

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Faith-filled quiet in busy places

Faith-filled quiet in busy places

| Susanna Parent | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you happen to be in the city known for Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail and a marathon that draws people from around the world, you might consider visiting a lesser-known but even more inspiring site.

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Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

| Jonathan Liedl | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Longtime residents of Northeast have fond memories of growing up in the historically Catholic part of Minneapolis, affectionately known as “a small town in the big city.” They share stories of games of hide-and-seek with 50-plus kids in the neighborhood park. They can tell you the names of the members of every family that lived on their block. And they recall how on Sunday mornings, nearly every family in the neighborhood would walk to their respective ethnic parish, beckoned by the call of church bells that rang out from the 12 Catholic churches and chapels in or on the borders of Northeast.

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Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary kicks off its 150th anniversary celebration the final weekend of September with two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda Sept. 30.

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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

| Melenie Soucheray | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Father Joseph Williams directed all staff members at St. Stephen in Minneapolis to stop what they were doing for a time in the summer and during Lent. In the spirit of the Gospel of St. Matthew in which Jesus commissions his apostles to go out and make disciples, St. Stephen staff members were to leave their desks and go to the streets.

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League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

| Susan Klemond | March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steeped in the history of Minneapolis and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the 107-year-old League remains relevant by giving new generations of Catholic and non-Catholic women opportunities to help the poor and find fellowship and spiritual enrichment.

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Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

| Bridget Ryder | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In light of a growing tide of women from Hollywood to state houses and beyond who have shared publicly on social media about having been sexually violated, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis decided to be part of the conversation.

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St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Olaf in downtown Minneapolis hosted homeless men and women during Super Bowl weekend to accommodate the temporary closure of First Covenant Church’s shelter, due to its close proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those plans include participation in one of the more than 30 events during the weeks before the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Other parishes and schools have their own events, and a couple of downtown Minneapolis parishes have adjusted Mass schedules to accommodate visitors.

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Ahead of Super Bowl, Catholics partner to ramp up anti-trafficking efforts

Ahead of Super Bowl, Catholics partner to ramp up anti-trafficking efforts

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

For Terry Forliti, a series of traumatic events as a teenager — being raped by her boss, her friend dying in a car accident and her parents’ divorce — spurred heavy drug use that carried into adulthood.

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