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
Mar 1
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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Mar 12
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 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
Mar 15
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 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...