Seminar on End of Life Issues-- Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
Conversations about illness, death and dying are never easy, but being prepared ensures your final wishes are followed. It is important for you and your loved ones to understand the Church’s teachings on end-of-life decisions in regards to your health. Advance planning prevents your family from having to make the most difficult of decisions. You can lift the burden from your loved ones by making these decisions in advance for your family and choosing a trusted loved one to carry out your healthcare wishes.
Join us at St. Andrew on May 18 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. or May 19 from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. to learn about the your options. This FREE seminar is for people of all ages and life situations. You will have the option to prepare an advance health care directive at the end of this seminar.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this event or call 770 642-5495 for more information.
A Note from Fr. Dan
In Response to the Act of Gun Violence in Parkland, FL
Following my homily on the weekend of February 18, many individuals expressed an interest in learning more about actions we might take to be a voice to our nation’s leaders concerning the devastating effects of gun violence in our schools, and in our nation as a whole, following the latest in schools shootings --- this time taking the lives of seventeen --- as a means of stating clearly: Enough is Enough!
It’s my hope to give you direct links to our legislative leaders in the weeks to come. In the meantime, I want to direct you to various resources which, as informed Catholics (and all people of faith and humane instincts), you may find helpful to better understand the Catholic Church’s position on the issue of gun violence which is a devastatingly horrendous scourge on our country --- that can be greatly eliminated through the legislative efforts of our national and state elected officials. The time is NOW!
Together, let us pray for peace and an end to gun violence.
[The following is reprinted from the Ignatian Solidarity Network - originally posted February 15, 2018]
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
In response to the shooting in Parkland, Florida (on 2/14/18) we offer a few resources
on gun violence and Catholic teaching on this issue. (This list is not exhaustive)
TE: This resource was initially developed throughout 2012 after the tragic shootings at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As a network of individuals and institutions committed to justice and peace, we join the entire country in praying for the victims, their families, and those responsible, particularly in light of the continued epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. During this Lenten season, we especially pray for hope that we can collectively work for a more peaceful world.
Prayer and Reflection Resources:
At St. Andrew we strive to keep you up-to-date-with the latest activities and events at our parish and last minute changes. To keep informed, you can: