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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

Snack pack paper bags
Oct 21
2018
Sunday
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8:00 AM
Join us for a community day of service. Volunteer to help pack personal care kits for those in need. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together.Packing will take place following...
Register
Oct 25
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...
Nov 1
2018
Thursday
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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...
Nov 1
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...
Nov 8
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...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Nov 13
2018
Tuesday
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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...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
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11:45 AM
University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughessy Educational Center (OEC), St. Paul CampusEnveloped by War: The Church in Syria’s Civil Conflict His Excellency, the Most...
Nov 15
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...
Syria ruins
Nov 15
2018
Thursday
at
7:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Schulze Hall, Minneapolis Campus.Binding Wounds, Building Bridges in a War-Ravaged Land: An Evening with The Most Reverend Samir Nassar, Archbishop...
Nov 29
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...