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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:

January 28 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Focus on Advocacy - Prisoners or Patients: Smarter Ways to Address Mental Health and Public Safety

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

  • February 4 – The Palm Beach Story
  • February 11 – Sense and Sensibility
  • February 18 – Paddington 2
  • February 25 – Miracle

March 4 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Focus on Stillness and Peace 

April 29 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Focus on Music and Movement 

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

June 11 after 9:30 and 11:30 am Liturgies 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

Annual Mental Health Film Festival 2023
Feb 4
2023
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
Movies that Bring Us JoyAnnual Mental Health Film Festival 2023 [asset-5465-555] Ambrose-Teresa Room, Ground Level of the ChurchDoors open at 2:00 pm, films begin at...
Annual Mental Health Film Festival 2023
Feb 11
2023
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
Movies that Bring Us JoyAnnual Mental Health Film Festival 2023 [asset-5465-555] Ambrose-Teresa Room, Ground Level of the ChurchDoors open at 2:00 pm, films begin at...
Annual Mental Health Film Festival 2023
Feb 18
2023
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
Movies that Bring Us JoyAnnual Mental Health Film Festival 2023 [asset-5465-555] Ambrose-Teresa Room, Ground Level of the ChurchDoors open at 2:00 pm, films begin at...
Annual Mental Health Film Festival 2023
Feb 25
2023
Saturday
at
2:00 PM
Movies that Bring Us JoyAnnual Mental Health Film Festival 2023 [asset-5465-555] Ambrose-Teresa Room, Ground Level of the ChurchDoors open at 2:00 pm, films begin at...
Mar 4
2023
Saturday
at
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Focus on Stillness and Peace - Cultivating Stillness & Inner Peace One Moment at a TimeSaturday, March 4, 1:00 – 3:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level of the ChurchJoin Sarah Dutton as we...