Grief Followup & Support2018-11-13T13:35:29-05:00

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 Mia Ah Sani in the parish office at 952-835-7101 x223 or at

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

WINTER 2018-19
The winter sessions will take place at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Avenue S, Bloomington.

January 3: Happy New Year with Donna Mathiowetz
January 10: What’s Left with Bob Bartlett
January 17: This Puzzle Called Grief with Donna Mathiowetz
January 24: Wings for Widows with Chris Bentley
January 31: Habits of Resilience for Grievers with Beryl Schewe
February 7: The Teeter Totter of Grief and Hope with Ted Bowman
February 14: Grief and Intimacy with Bob Bartlett
February 21: Strategies for Getting Unstuck with Beryl Schewe

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