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