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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

Sep 19
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...
Sep 19
2019
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
As we celebrate 150 years as a parish community, we would like to invite anyone who has participated in Boulevards over the years to get together for a reunion. Take time to reconnect with friends...
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Sep 22
2019
Sunday
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(All day)
We will be collecting food items for our partner, Groveland Food Shelf, from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, September 29.Collection bins will be near church entrances. Groveland is a non-profit...
House Door
Sep 22
2019
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
The Basilica is hosting a forum highlighting the Families Moving Forward (FMF) program at the Basilica. The Basilica is one of forty-three central Metro churches that partner with Beacon Interfaith,...
Sep 24
2019
Tuesday
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6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thomas Merton & Dorothy Day: Pilgrims & Prophets of PeaceThis two-person play brings to life two of the most important and inspiring spiritual teachers of the last century....
Register
Sep 26
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...
Basilica Serves_header
Sep 29
2019
Sunday
at
(All day)
We will be collecting food items for our partner, Groveland Food Shelf, from Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, September 29.Collection bins will be near church entrances. Groveland is a non-profit...
Oct 3
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...
Oct 8
2019
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...
Oct 8
2019
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...