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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 lives, 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 confidentiality, to accept people as they are, and to honor the wisdom we each hold in our hearts.

Contact Wendy Caduff, 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 Wendy Caduff, 612.317.3474.

Initial commitment is two years, including:

  • Interviews and Discernment: 2+ hours
  • Training: 15 hours
  • Internship: 4–5 hours of visiting as an intern
  • Ministering: 2 hours per month
  • Ministry Support: 2 hours per month

Upcoming Events

Jul 9
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...
Jul 14
2020
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the separation of families that happens in the Twin...
Jul 16
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Jul 21
2020
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM
Our parish community has given away over 1,100 prayer shawls through our Prayer Shawl Ministry as visible, tangible signs of love and support to those in need. Each person who receives one is prayed...
Jul 23
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...
Jul 30
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Aug 4
2020
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM
Our parish community has given away over 1,100 prayer shawls through our Prayer Shawl Ministry as visible, tangible signs of love and support to those in need. Each person who receives one is prayed...
Aug 6
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...
Aug 11
2020
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Join members of the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) on the second Tuesday of every month. Raise your voice in prayer and protest about the separation of families that happens in the Twin...
Aug 13
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Make a positive change...