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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

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
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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
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
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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
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...
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...