Thursday, March 9th “End of Life Issues-Advanced Directives”
How does prayer help us when making decisions when we are healthy? When we are gravely ill?
Dr. Mark Repenshek, PhD., is nationally known as an expert in the field of modern health care ethics and is from Columbia St. Mary’s, Milwaukee. He will share the Catholic Church’s moral teachings about end of life issues. He has helped patients and families navigate the complex decisions that can arise when someone is gravely ill. He will also share some case studies and there will be plenty of time for questions. Dr. Repenshek will also provide attendees with Advance Directive materials. Bring a family member to hear this important information.
Thursday, March 16th “World Without End: The Last Things”
Explore the Church’s conviction that life here and now is preparation for an extraordinary world that is yet to come—a supernatural destiny. In Bishop Barron’s Catholicism series he presents the Catholic vision of death, judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory as he journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome. The vision of the Church sees beyond this world and invites us to consider a world without end. Bishop Barron shows how this vision is supported by the mystery and truth of the Resurrection. We will talk about the importance of praying for those who have died.
Thursday, March 23rd “The Fire of His Love: Prayer & the Life of the Spirit”
In this lesson, Bishop Barron explores Catholic Spirituality, which is centered on prayer. The Catechism states: “Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and the heart to God.” On pilgrimage to places where the great saints and spiritual masters lived, Bishop Barron explores the different types of prayer: contemplation; adoration; petition; and intercession. He shares stories of saints and demonstrates how the human person can be transformed through prayer that manifests a deep, spiritual commitment centered in Christ.
Thursday, March 30th Interfaith Senior Program
Have you considered an opportunity to work with Seniors in our community? Have you prayed for help with parents who want to stay in their homes but need help? Heather Stoskopf from Interfaith Senior Programs will be with us to share the services available to help Seniors maintain as much independence as is safely possible to keep them in their homes.
Each program starts at 6:30pm with a light soup supper. The program runs from 7:00 to 8:30pm in Clare Hall of the St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish Center.