Fall 2017 Adult Series: Sickness & End of Life Issues

Tuesday Nights in October

7:00-8:30pm in the Library of the Parish Center

Join others for a four week discussion to prepare ourselves for the inevitable encounter of serious illness and the end of life.  This fall we approach a sensitive topic that most of us would rather ignore.  Truth is that this life is temporary, and those who have dealt with the loss of a loved one will say that the issues one deals with without having these important conversations only makes a difficult time worse.  “If only I had known what their wishes were…”    We encourage one and all to take this opportunity to become exposed to important information which we hope will open us up to discussion with those we love.  We will meet:


October 3rd, 2017

Theresa Lisiecki offers a wonderful explanation of those topics rarely discussed: The teachings of the Catholic Church on Illness and Death. She also provides information on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum.

Session 1 notes

October 10, 2017

Fr. Gary Michalik, pastor of St. Colette shares teachings and understandings on the elements of planning a Catholic Funeral. He offers suggestions and ideas that, when viewed, will decrease the frustration and misunderstandings that could arise during such a difficult time as when dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Session 2 notes 

For Session 3 we attended the Annotating of the Sick Mass.

October 24th, 2017

Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, from St. Mary’s Hospital where she works as the Senior Wellness Center Nurse Practitioner will be with us along with Deacon Tom to discuss those end of life critical issues as and advance directives.