May 8, 2018: 17th Annual Mission Day - End of Life conference: Moral Guidelines, Health Care Decisions, & Pastoral Care

Join us at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm as we explore issues pertaining to end of life. Presenting the day are experts from the field including Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy BA, MDiv., who will share the Catholic Church’s guidelines on critical end of life decisions, and Dr. Colleen C. Brown, a physician certified in family medicine and Hospice & Palliative medicine, who will compare the program benefits and patient qualifications needed for eligibility into hospice and palliative treatment programs. Participants will also be presented with specific resources and skills which they can bring back to their family, friends, community, and parish. Social workers will explore services available to patients and their families, and a panel of experts experienced in the grief process will facilitate an interactive discussion on supporting those experiencing loss. For more information please contact Deb VanVelse (317) 236-1586 or dvanvelse@archindy.org.  

 

Rachel's Vineyard Healing Retreats

If you are suffering after an abortion, you may feel very alone.  You may have experienced abortion many years ago and never told anyone.  You may be struggling with a more recent abortion.  Regardless of the circumstances, healing is possible.  If you would like to learn or register for a retreat, please contact (317) 452-0054 or www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/past-abortion.html.  For more information regarding Rachel's Vineyard Retreats visit:  www.rachelsvineyard.org.  Inquiries, registration and participation are strictly confidential.

 

May 11, 2018: Pro-Life Film Series – St. John the Evangelist

Join us for the next Pro-Life Film Series on May 11th – At The Death House Door at St. John’s (126 West Georgia Street, Indianapolis, 46225) at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Sheryl Dye: smdye1@gmail.com. Future dates are September 14th at St. John’s and November 9th at Holy Rosary. 

 




 

April 2 - May 7, 2018:  Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group

Join us at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm as we explore issues pertaining to end of life. Presenting the day are experts from the field including Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy BA, MDiv., who will share the Catholic Church’s guidelines on critical end of life decisions, and Dr. Colleen C. Brown, a physician certified in family medicine and Hospice & Palliative medicine, who will compare the program benefits and patient qualifications needed for eligibility into hospice and palliative treatment programs. Participants will also be presented with specific resources and skills which they can bring back to their family, friends, community, and parish. Social workers will explore services available to patients and their families, and a panel of experts experienced in the grief process will facilitate an interactive discussion on supporting those experiencing loss. For more information please contact Deb VanVelse (317) 236-1586 or dvanvelse@archindy.org.  

 

Birthline-Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be a vital partner for Birthline from the convenience of your home?  Then the Birthline Helplinbne is for you!  Simply sharing approximately 3 hours a month would help many families seeking assistance from Birthline.  Contact Jena Hartman, Birthline Coordinator, at 317-236-1443 or jhartman@archindy.org for more information and to set a time for a training session in your own home.  SIMPLE, CONVENIENT, REWARDING.  visit the website:  www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/ministires-birthline.html