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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

Sep 30
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
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Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
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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
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7:00 PM
Life After Trauma: Heart, Soul, and Spirit Saturday, October 7, 7:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level Join us for a special presentation with Cindy Parsons of The Wounded Warrior Project and...
The Death of Mary
Oct 14
2017
Saturday
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10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Johan van Parys will lead a workshop on the preparation of funerals. Rather than making some hurried choices at a time of crisis, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to plan your own...
Blended Family
Oct 18
2017
Wednesday
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6:30 PM
This seminar is for couples who are married, or thinking about marriage, or where one (or both of you) have been married before or have children. We will cover the most important and unique issues...
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Nov 11
2017
Saturday
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1:00 PM
Restoring Resilience: Blending Science and Wisdom to Sustain a Healthy Mind, Mood and HeartSaturday, November 11, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall[asset-2322-161]Dr. Henry Emmons, author and...
Dec 2
2017
Saturday
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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...
Jan 6
2018
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...
Feb 3
2018
Saturday
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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...