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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 Listening 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: 1-2 hours per month
  • Ministry Support: 2 hours per month

Interviews are taking place in September and October, with virtual training planned for November of 2020 over Zoom for a new group of Emmaus Listening Ministers. NOW is the time to begin to think, pray, and inquire about this powerful ministry!

Upcoming Events

Sep 24
2020
Thursday
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6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...
Oct 1
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Oct 6
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...
Oct 8
2020
Thursday
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6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...
Oct 8
2020
Thursday
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6:30 PM
What is the Enneagram?The Enneagram: An Ancient Tool of Self-UnderstandingA centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the enneagram can be an...
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Oct 13
2020
Tuesday
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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...
Oct 15
2020
Thursday
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6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Oct 20
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...
Oct 22
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...
Oct 29
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held on the west lawn (weather permitting).September 3, 10  Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon arrival for possible contract tracing...