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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

Feb 25
2021
Thursday
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6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Mar 4
2021
Thursday
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6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Mar 6
2021
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom: Short Listening WorkshopSaturdays, March 6 & May 1, 9:00-11:30am Central Time, ZoomEmmaus Listening Ministry seeks to bring the gift of listening to the world. For those not quite ready to...
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Mar 11
2021
Thursday
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6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Mar 13
2021
Saturday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, March 13, 10:00-11:30am, Zoom“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones—the ones at home.” –Mother TeresaAre you a caregiver for someone you love now, or have you filled that...
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Mar 13
2021
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...
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Mar 18
2021
Thursday
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6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Mar 25
2021
Thursday
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6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Apr 1
2021
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...
Apr 8
2021
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
SVdP Pathways, a continuing series of faith-based life skills classes, will re-start on Thursday, February 4. Pathways will be held in the Sts. Ambrose/Teresa Rooms on the Ground/Chapel level of The...