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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

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...
Dec 3
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Creating a Circle of Welcome Team: Information SessionMentoring Families through The Basilica Immigration Support MinistryFamilies who are refugees Families seeking asylum...
Disability Awareness Committee Peggy Wolfe LaVail Valentines
Dec 5
2017
Tuesday
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5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Basilica Employment, Disability, and Mental Health Ministries invite you to their Annual Blessing and Dinner. All are welcome to be blessed for employment, physical, and mental health by Father...
Prisoner or Patient
Dec 14
2017
Thursday
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12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Prisoner or Patients: Medications for Those with Mental Illness in Our Jails and PrisonsCowley Center-Wagner Room Do you want to better understand our jail and prison system and how to work to...
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
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...
The Death of Mary
Feb 3
2018
Saturday
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10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Decisive Moments is a Three-part series anticipating a time in your life where you may find yourself caring or being cared for, short term or long term, with the possible responsibilities of planning...
Register
Feb 6
2018
Tuesday
at
6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...
The Death of Mary
Feb 10
2018
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Decisive Moments is a three-part series anticipating a time in your life where you may find yourself caring or being cared for, short term or long term, with the possible responsibilities of planning...
Register
Feb 13
2018
Tuesday
at
6:00 PM
The Basilica Mental Health Ministry is holding its annual Film Festival!Mark your calendar for February 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a different film each evening. Check back in January for title...