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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

Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apr 5
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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Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apr 19
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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Apr 26
2017
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM
Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. April 26:  Chronic Anxiety and Defining a Self, also known as self-definition and assertive...
Apr 30
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
A child's summer break is usually characterized by fun, sun, and pure bliss. But for some who live in unstable food environments, summer is also a time of uncertainty. Children face limited access to...
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Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 3
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 9
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
 Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. May 9:  Grief and Trust. We will look at grief as a combination of love and loss. The “five...
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...
Art Painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 17
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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Jun 13
2017
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
 Rev. Dr. John MacDougall of The Retreat has developed three new programs for The Basilica of Saint Mary. June 13:  Parenting for Adult Children of Alcoholics. There are many books and groups for...