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October Network Pastoral Care Events!

STARTING THE CONVERSATIONS:  CRITICAL DECISIONS IN HEALTH CARE & END OF LIFE ISSUES 

All Saints on the Hudson, Corpus Christi, St. Edward the Confessor, and St. Mary’s, Crescent are sponsoring a series of three presentations called “Starting the Conversations:  Critical Decisions in Health Care & End of Life Issues”.  The focus of these seminars will be on making “preplanned” decisions for “end of life” issues.  The sessions are meant for all generations and are open to all churches and the public.  

There is no cost.  All sessions will begin at 6:30 PM and will run between 60 and 90 minutes each.

SESSION ONE: GETTING YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. of Wilcenski Pleat Law

Location:  St. Mary’s Church Crescent, 86 Church Hill Road, Waterford

  • Brief review of Advance Health Care Directives (Health Care Proxy, MOLST, Living Will)
  • Discussion of Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Wills/Revocable Living Trusts & Relationship to Probate
  • Beneficiary Designations, Joint Accounts & Avoiding Probate
  • Discussion of Landscape for Care of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities
  • Long Term Care Planning & Irrevocable Trusts

SESSION TWO: CRITICAL MEDICAL DECISIONS/ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Maureen Cavanagh, D. Bioethics, MS, MAHCM, RN, C-EFM St. Peter’s Health Services

Location:  St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park

  • Health Care Proxy, Living Wills, DNR, MOLST, Organ Donation
  • Planning your health care in advance – How to make your wishes known and honored if you can no longer speak for yourself
  • Hospice/Palliative Care, Experiences of Hope
  • Family Health Care Decisions Act 2010       

SESSION THREE: END OF LIFE PLANNING
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Rev. George Fleming, Pastor of All Saints on the Hudson & Corpus Christi
Sharon Ryan, Bereavement Coordinator, Corpus Christi Church  

Location:  Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9 at Ushers Road, Round Lake

  • Anointing of the Sick – Explanation – Priest availability   
  • Contacting and meeting with funeral home 
  • Contacting and meeting with church pastor/coordinator
  • All Souls Day explanation
  • Importance of keeping in touch for 1 year – cards, calls, etc.
  • Bereavement Support Groups

To register for any of these events, please CLICK HERE no later than October 10, 2022.  

If unable to register online, please contact Jeanne Gracon at (518) 371-9632 x11

Faith Formation Registration is open!

All grade levels (K-10) of Faith Formation are now open for registration!  This year, we are excited for some changes to our program:

  • All sessions will be in person!
  • K-5 will meet Sunday mornings from 9:15 am to 10:15 am
  • 6-8 will have a choice of dates and topics… Details to be discussed at the parent meeting: Monday, August 29th at 6:30pm
  • 9-10 will start the year on the same days: Mondays from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
  • In January, 10th grade will switch to Thursday evenings, once a month until Confirmation.

Details are all available on the Faith Formation Forms page… Questions? Call the office and speak with Rachel at (518) 371-9521 or email her at smcff@nycap.rr.com.

Bible Study on The Book of Acts

BIBLE STUDY at ST. MARY’S

We will be starting a new Bible Study soon! Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm via Zoom

This Bible Study will take us through the Book of Acts over the course of 7 sessions.  We will begin our study on September 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm and will go through October 19, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.     Please consider joining us via Zoom as we study together!

The cost of the book will be: $9.  You may also purchase a book if you are interested in using this text as an independent study or would like to create your own study group.

Please register for Bible Study and/or order your book by calling Stephanie or Kim in the office at 518-371-9632 or emailing us at smcwelcome@nycap.rr.com by:   Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in order to receive your book early enough to prepare for our first session!