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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 Wendy Caduff 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

Jun 9
2020
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul 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...
Jun 11
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
Jun 16
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...
Jun 18
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...
Jun 25
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...
Many Hands Together
Jun 27
2020
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The killing of George Floyd while in police custody has seared our hearts and fractured our city. We are still reeling from the effects of a global pandemic. COVID-19 has affected us all, and has hit...
Register
Jul 2
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 7
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 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
Whipple Federal Building1 Federal Drive, St. Paul 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...