A Message from Fr. Daniel Griffith: An extraordinary community of faith January 24, 2023

Insights from the Downtown Clergy Civil Rights Pilgrimage
January 16-20
The week of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I traveled with 10 faith leaders of Minneapolis on a civil rights pilgrimage to Georgia and Alabama. Our pilgrimage took us from Atlanta, where we attended the Dr. King commemoration, to Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and back to Atlanta. I use the word pilgrimage intentionally as this was a sacred journey made in faith. Personally, this was one of the most moving, sobering, and inspiring journeys I have made in my life. I don’t want to speak for my fellow clergy, but given our collective debrief Thursday, this journey was deeply impactful for all – with a range of emotions expressed by our group. 

Prisoners or Patients: Smarter Ways to Address Mental Illness and Public Safety
January 28, 1:00pm
Join us for a discussion with Twin Cities leaders about working toward positive outcomes, improving public safety, and cutting the cost of incarceration for people with mental health issues. Please register. 

Parish Listening Sessions: Voices of the Parish
Fr. Daniel Griffith and members of the Parish Council want to hear what is on your mind and in your heart regarding The Basilica and the broader Catholic Church. Please register. 
January 29, 1:00pm, following 11:30am Mass
January 31, 5:30-7:00pm – Zoom Session
February 11, 9:00-10:30am
February 12, 11:00am, following 9:30am Mass

Catholic Social Teaching Lenten Series: Unlocking our Best Kept Secret
Sundays in Lent, February 26-March 26, 10:45am
Following 9:30am Mass
Fr. Daniel Griffith and other excellent local speakers including Dr. Amy Levad and Fr. Chris Collins, SJ, from the Univeristy of St. Thomas, will help us delve deeper into various aspects of the Church’s Social Teaching. Please register.