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Mental Health

We are called by Christ to respond to the mental health needs of our faith community members.

Do you need someone to talk to?

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, we can put you in touch with someone who can help.

Contact Janet Grove.

The Mental Health Ministry recognizes that…

  • A person's religious faith and spirituality are part of the overall treatment and recovery process
  • Secrecy, shame, stigma, and denial are among the great problems surrounding mental illness
  • Mental illness causes great pain and anguish for the individual and the community
  • Education — of the person, the parish and our community — can alleviate some of this pain

     

The Basilica of Saint Mary Mental Health Ministry presents

A Year of Mindful Activities to Cultivate and Strengthen Our Mental Health by focusing each month on one way to do this:

September 17, 10 am – 1pm:  Focus on Food: A Trip to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market and Lunch - Register by Monday, September 12

October 6, 7:00 – 8:30pm: Focus on Hope: Mental Health Author’s Series: Cheryl Strayed, A Wild Life - Register by Thursday, September 22

November 12,  1:00 – 3:00pm: Focus on Putting Pen to Paper: A Journaling Workshop with Margaret Hasse - Register by Monday, November 7

December 6, 5:30 – 8:00pm: Focus on Community: Annual Blessing, Dinner, and Presentation: Sheletta Brundidge - Register by Monday, November 28

 

More information to come on the following events soon:

January: Date TBD: Focus on the Arts

February 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2:00 pm: Focus on Movies that Bring Us Joy, Our Annual Film Festival

March: Dates TBD: Focus on Stillness and Peace: Prayer, Meditation, and Mindfulness

April: Date TBD:  Focus on Moving: Getting Outside after the Long Winter and Walking the Labyrinth

May: Date TBD: Focus on Nature: Making a Mandala

June 11: Focus on Tying it All Together: Annual All-Parish Blessing and Ice Cream Social

 

Check HERE to sign up and recieve information about The Basilica’s Focus on Mental Health: A Year of Mindful Activities to Cultivate and Strengthen Our Mental Health.

Upcoming Events

Cheryl Strayed
Oct 6
2022
Thursday
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6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Featuring Award-Winning NovelistCheryl Strayed, author of the national bestseller Brave EnoughTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:00 – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)TERESA OF CALCUTTA HALLCheryl Strayed, the real...
Fidgety Fairy Tales
Oct 29
2022
Saturday
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3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Fidgety Fairy Tales is Back for an Access and Inclusion Family-Friendly FREE EventSaturday, October 29, 3:30 – 5:00 pm – plan to follow the event by attending 5pm Mass!Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower...
Nov 12
2022
Saturday
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Focus on Putting Pen to Paper: A Journaling Workshop with Margaret HasseSaturday, November 12, 1:00 – 3:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall Journaling can enrich your life. Through the practice of writing to...
Dec 6
2022
Tuesday
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5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Focus on Community: Annual Blessing, Dinner, and Presentation: Sheletta Brundidge – Love, Laughter, LightDecember 6 - 5:30 – 8:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall Join us for our Annual Advent Blessing,...