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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

Apr 23
2018
Monday
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6:30 PM
It's Called Unconscious For A Reason: Understanding Bias and Its ImpactSt Mary of the Lake Church4741 Bald Eagle AveWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110The Catholic Charities'...
Apr 26
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
Apr 26
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Opioids in the Community: Education and PreventionTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAllied Against Opioid Abuse in partnership with The Basilica of Saint Mary host an opioid abuse...
May 2
2018
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM
Aim @ Success: A New Way to Tackle Career Change and Job Job Search GoalsWagner Room, Cowley CenterTopics covered:  career change, career exploration, job search, and staying motivated using a goal...
May 3
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
May 6
2018
Sunday
at
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Help bridge the hunger gap. 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....
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May 8
2018
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Bishop Henry Whipple Building1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MNHosted by the Interfaith Coalition on Migration (ICOM), Basilica parishioners will lead the May prayer vigil on behalf of immigrants...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
May 8
2018
Tuesday
at
6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
May 10
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
May 17
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...