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Grief Support

Basilica Grief Ministry

Grief Ministry at the Basilica of Saint Mary offers support for anyone in the community who is experiencing the loss of a friend or family member through death. When we lose a loved one, grief can turn our life routine inside out. Sadness, confusion, shock and loneliness may occur.

Sometimes it is important to talk; sometimes just to listen.

Trained volunteers will send cards and letters, make phone calls and provide referral resources to other support ministries in the community.

Downtown Coalition for Grief Support

For many, grief support helps the journey toward healing after the loss of a loved one.

If you or someone you know has experienced loss, we want to offer you our prayers, concern and support.

See the schedule of meetings.  Call the Downtown Coalition for Grief Support at 612.317.3454.

Contact Cathy Edwards for more information.  

What can you expect if you attend?

You will walk into a room full of people who understand what you’re going through.

  • They'll get you through the first months, holidays, and anniversaries.
  • You can come whenever you need solace and support.
  • You can speak of your loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Are you nervous about attending for the first time?

For some, it's not easy to go to a support group meeting. Know that there are no expectations. What you say. What you do. Whether you share. It is all up to you.

This is a safe place filled with people just like you — people who have been devastated and surprised by the magnitude of their losses.

  • Volunteers acknowledge the anniversary of a loss with cards and letters, expressing the support and prayers of The Basilica community.
  • We make calls and offer resources to those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Upcoming Events

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...
Dec 3
2017
Sunday
at
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
at
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
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 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...