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

Summer 2019
The summer sessions will take place at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Avenue S, Bloomington.

July 11  Understanding Grief with Mary Marcoux
July 18  Will I Always Feel This Way? with Nancy Jo Sullivan
July 25  The Greatest of These Is Love: Cherishing What Remains with Nancy Jo Sullivan
August 1  Grief: past, present and future  with Julie Ditzler
August 8  The Teeter Totter of Grief and Hope with Ted Bowman
August 15  Is It Grief or Something Else? with Dr. Mary Harlow
August 22  Dealing with Being Grief-Stuck  with Dale Swan
August 29 Energy Healing for Grief with Karen Morey

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