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

Jun 3
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Families Moving Forward
Jun 11 to Jun 18
2017
Sunday
at
4:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Families Moving Forward (FMF), a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, is a Twin Cities effort that, together with a network of more than 50 faith communities, provides temporary,...
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...
Jun 13
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Join John MacDougall of The Retreat for the final presentation, Parenting for Adult Children of Alcoholics.  There are many books and groups for adult children of alcoholics, but a...
Jun 25
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
During each Mass this weekend, all will be blessed for good mental health and following the 9:30 and 11:30 am Sunday liturgies, treated to ice cream on the West Lawn.   For more information or to...
Jul 1
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Aug 5
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Sep 2
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...