Photo provided by: 
Michael Jensen

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

Apr 25
2019
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 30
2019
Tuesday
at
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Our Archdiocesan response to the sexual abuse crisis: Is it enough?A conversation with Tim O’Malley, Archdiocesan Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, for the neighboring parishes...
May 2
2019
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 4
2019
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Gather with us for a morning of reflection with volunteer ministers who offer support to, and accompany others throughout the Christian Life Department.Anecdotal stories and research concur that...
Register
May 9
2019
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 14
2019
Tuesday
at
1:00 PM
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...
May 16
2019
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...
Sofas and Spokes Bicycles
May 18
2019
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Don’t miss the annual Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) furniture and bicycle drive! Bring your gently used furniture and bicycles to the parking lot of the Hennepin Avenue United...
May 19
2019
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us to help bridge the hunger gap for kids this summer. On Sunday, May 19th the Basilica community will come together to pack thousands of snack packs that will be delivered to children attending...
Register
May 23
2019
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...