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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Stewardship of Gifts

Stewardship of Our Gifts


As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body…Saint Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth.

The Church needs all its members. We have been gifted to be part of the Body.

Our gifts encompass all of what makes us who we are, including
• natural talents
• learned skills
• life experiences
• interests and passions
• spiritual gifts*

Suggestions for exploring your giftedness
• Reflect on what pursuits or activities energize you. What about them is energizing?
• Ask those who know you well to share their observations.
• Think about how you like to work – alone or on a team, behind the scenes or in the middle of the action.
• Formal assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Holland Type Indicator, or the Gallup Strengths Finder can be a valuable source of information.

* The Basilica offers an online gifts survey. It identifies your three strongest spiritual gifts, along with suggested ministries that might be a good fit. It takes only 20 minutes and is available whenever you are.

To take the survey, find a quiet, unhurried time and log on to the Gifts Survey.

Meet with a member of the Gifts Leadership Team for personal assistance.  Contact Sally Carlson-Bancroft, Volunteer Coordinator, to arrange meeting. 

Stewardship of our Gifts Toolkit

Want to delve more deeply into this stewardship theme? Download and print the Stewardship of Our Gifts 2013 Toolkit, or view online!



your love and generosity toward us,
your children, is beyond all
that we could imagine.
Help us always to be mindful
that all that we have comes from you.
Teach us to be respectful stewards,
caring for your blessings, and using
the specific gifts you give to each of us
to build up your body, the church –
 in our parish, homes, and families –
and in our community so that all that we do
will honor you.
We pray in the name of your Son, Jesus.

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