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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.

 

Resources

Grief in Our City: Can We Talk? Recorded Zoom Forum

 

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

May 6
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...
May 13
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...
May 18
2021
Tuesday
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10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Prayer Shawls1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am-Noon, currently via ZoomOur parish community has given away over 1,240 prayer shawls as visible, tangible...
May 20
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...
May 27
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...
Jun 1
2021
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Prayer Shawls1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am-Noon, currently via ZoomOur parish community has given away over 1,240 prayer shawls as visible, tangible...
Jun 3
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...
Jun 10
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...
Jun 15
2021
Tuesday
at
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Prayer Shawls1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am-Noon, currently via ZoomOur parish community has given away over 1,240 prayer shawls as visible, tangible...
Jun 17
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...