Grief Followup & Support 2018-08-20T15:22:02+00:00

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

Summer sessions are at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 8600 East Bush Lake Road in Bloomington.
952-944-6510  |

Aug. 23: Multiple Loss with Julie Ditzler

FALL 2018
The fall sessions will take place at St. Richard’s at 7450 Penn Avenue in Richfield.

September 27: Is it Grief, or Something More? with Mary Harlow
October 4: The Mind-Body Connection with Lorry Lundborg
October 11: My Story with Mary Canakes
October 18: Dealing with Being Grief-Struck with Dale Swan
October 25: How Grief Affects the Family System with Catherine Duncan
November 1: The Courage to Ask: Embracing Help on the Path to Healing with Rene Garpestad
November 8: Where is God in My Grief with Stuart Walker
November 15: A Time of Remembrance with Joan Apt

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