Grief Followup & Support

Grief Follow-up

St. Edward’s Grief Ministers (trained Stephen Ministers) provide one-on-one telephone support to grieving family members following the funeral of one of our parishioners. The ministers provide options to the grieving and can direct them to additional support if needed. Please contact Deacon Jim DeShane at 952-835-7101, ext. 220 or in the parish office if you have any questions.

Grief Support

Bloomington-Richfield Grief Support Coalition

Grief is a universal experience. Churches in Bloomington and Richfield work together to provide support and education for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Group meetings are held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm. Each session includes an educational presentation followed by small group sharing of concerns and experiences. Specially trained facilitators lead the groups. Individuals may join the group at any time and may register before a meeting begins. There is no fee. Free-will offerings are accepted. Find more information at

Spring Series (2017)

April 6 to May 25 (2017)
Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Oak Grove Lutheran Church
7045 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield

April 6
Understanding Grief
Mary Marcoux
April 13
Maundy Thursday
No Meeting
April 20
Is It Grief, or Something More?
Mary Harlow
April 27
Grief & Self-Awareness
David Englestad
May 4
Surviving The First Year: Will I Always Feel This Way?
Nancy Sullivan
May 11
The Greatest of These is Love: Cherishing What Remains
Nancy Sullivan
May 18
Where Are We Now?
Lizz Clevang
May 25
Service of Healing

Members of the Bloomington-Richfield Grief Coalition:

Atonement Lutheran
Christ the King Lutheran
Nativity of Mary Catholic
Normandale-Hylands United Methodist
Oak Grove Presbyterian
St. Bonaventure Catholic
St. Edward’s Catholic
St. Luke’s Lutheran
St. Mark’s United Church of Christ
St. Stephen Lutheran
Transfiguration Lutheran
Assumption Catholic
House of Prayer Lutheran
Oak Grove Lutheran
St. Nicholas Episcopal
St. Peter’s Catholic
St. Richard’s Catholic
Woodlake Lutheran