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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

Prayer shawl volunteers
Oct 20
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...
Oct 22
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...
Oct 29
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Nov 3
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...
Nov 5
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...
Nov 10
2020
Tuesday
at
7:30 AM
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 separation of families that happens in the Twin...
Nov 12
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...
Prayer shawl volunteers
Nov 17
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...
Nov 19
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...
Nov 26
2020
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Pathways will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room located on the Ground Level.Volunteers and guests are required to wear masks, provide name and phone number upon...