Emmaus Ministry

A Listening Presence

How do I schedule a visit from an Emmaus Minister?

Have you ever wished you had someone to talk to who would just listen—really listen? Without offering advice? Without trying to change or fix your story?

Many times in our life, it would be wonderful to have an objective, compassionate listening ear. Situations we experience—happy or sad—are powerful stories to tell. Basilica Emmaus Ministers are ready to listen with compassion and confientiality, to accept people as they are, to honor the wisdom we each hold in our hearts.

Contact Cathy Edwards, 612.317.3474, to be connected with a listening minister.

Emmaus Ministry is a part of the national BeFrienders ministry program. Visit the BeFrienders website for more information.

 

How do I become an Emmaus Minister?

You’ll interview, attend training, and complete an internship. Throughout the process, you’ll work with a program leader who can provide guidance and support.

Contact Cathy Edwards, 612.317.3474.

Initial commitment is two years, including:

  • Interviews and discernment: 4–6 hours
  • Training: 20 hours
  • Internship: 4–5 hours of visiting as an intern
  • Ministering: 2 hours per month
  • Ministry reflection: 2 hours every 3 weeks

Upcoming Events

Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apr 5
2017
Wednesday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
MOMMs stands for Mary our Mother Mom, and the group's mission is to provide a supportive community for mothers to enrich their personal spirituality, be a souce of encouragment for...
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Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apr 19
2017
Wednesday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
MOMMs stands for Mary our Mother Mom, and the group's mission is to provide a supportive community for mothers to enrich their personal spirituality, be a souce of encouragment for...
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Apr 26
2017
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM
Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. April 26:  Chronic Anxiety and Defining a Self, also known as self-definition and assertive...
Apr 30
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
A child's summer break is usually characterized by fun, sun, and pure bliss. But for some who live in unstable food environments, summer is also a time of uncertainty. Children face limited access to...
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Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 3
2017
Wednesday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
MOMMs stands for Mary our Mother Mom, and the group's mission is to provide a supportive community for mothers to enrich their personal spirituality, be a souce of encouragment for...
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May 9
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
 Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. May 9:  Grief and Trust. We will look at grief as a combination of love and loss. The “five...
May 14
2017
Sunday
at
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What if there was a way to easily begin a conversation with your loved ones regarding your end of life wishes?What if there was a way to discover many of the questions, details and concerns that are...
Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 17
2017
Wednesday
at
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
MOMMs stands for Mary our Mother Mom, and the group's mission is to provide a supportive community for mothers to enrich their personal spirituality, be a souce of encouragment for...
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Jun 13
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
 Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. June 13:  Parenting for Adult Children of Alcoholics. There are many books and groups for...