Fall Adult Education Series: Sickness & End of Life Issues
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:
Tuesday Nights in October
7:00-8:30pm in the Library of the Parish Center
Topics Include: October 10th – Planning A Catholic Funeral It is Fr. Gary Michalik’s turn to explain the process a family goes through as they prepare for the funeral liturgies for themselves or a loved one. Fr. Gary will insights so you may begin to collect thought and ideas for a future need. October 17th – Mass of the Anointing of the Sick St. Colette parish offers, twice a year (in the fall and spring) the opportunity for parishioners, their family and our neighbors to come together to pray and to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Our hope is that you would consider attending to pray for the healing needs of others (or yourself). October 24th – Looking at End of Life Issues 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 to discuss those end of life critical issues as and advance directives.
Catholicism: The Pivotal Players.
St. Colette has much to offer in this area. While all three studies have come to the end of their work for this year, each will get started once again in the fall. These bible studies, each run independent of the other, meet:
- Tuesday, From 7:15-8:30pm in the Room C of the Activity Center. This study is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and promises to be an exciting year of study as they look into 1st & 2nd Samuel. Class will begin Tuesday, September 12 at 7:15pm in Room C of the Parish Activities Building. All are welcomed.
- Wednesday, 10am-11:30am in the Library of the Activity Center. This study will resume Wednesday morning on September 13th. Our course of study for 2017-18 will be to explore themes of faith and how we are called to live it in this modern world by exploring some of the Letter’s St. Paul wrote while in prison. This study meets in the Library of the Parish Office Building.
- Wednesday, 7-8:30pm in Room D of the Activity Center. This Bible study resume September 13th and will continue taking on one of Bishop Barron’s video series: “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. This study will explore the teachings of major saints of both old and today. The cost is $25 for the participant’s book (if you were not a part of last spring’s study) This study meets in the Library of the Parish Office Building.
- Adults who have never been baptized and wish to be.
- Adults who have been baptized in another Christian denomination but wish to become Catholic.
- Adults who have been baptized Catholic but never truly lived a life of faith or were confirmed.
- Children over the age of 7 years who have never been baptized.
Most sessions will take place on Monday evenings in the Activities Center Library, although special arrangements can be made for special circumstances. Please call the Religious Education Office at (734) 464-4435 for more information or to register.