Bishop Piché to address senior forum in Hastings

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Piché

Catholic Senior Services of the Arch­diocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis will sponsor a forum on caring for the bodies and souls of seniors from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fri­day, Jan. 21, at St. Eli­za­beth Ann Seton parish in Has­tings.

Presentations will be made by Bishop Lee Piché, archdiocesan auxiliary bishop; Deacon Dan Gan­non, CSS director; Barbara Rode, St. The­­r­ese Home CEO; and Father James Perkl, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton pastor.

Parish priests, deacons, staff, lay leadership, pastoral ministers, family caregivers and seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend the free forum.

“Caring for Seniors In Body and Soul — Our Catholic Response” will include:

» Opening prayer and welcome by Bishop Piché.

» Introduction of the CSS mission by Deacon Gannon.

» How to assess a loved one by Rode.

» Spiritual growth in aging by Father Perkl.

» A reflection on the mission to seniors in the archdiocese by Bishop Piché.

» Question-and-answer session.

Deacon Gannon said that people often don’t know how or when to take steps to provide the next level of care for their senior loved ones. CSS will work with parishes to help answer those questions and provide connections to Catholic senior services in the region.

The parish is the logical connection point of seniors to services to ensure that the care of body and soul is seamless as loved ones encounter new challenges from aging, he said.

A similar program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Holy Name of Jesus, Medina. For further information on this or additional CSS programs, call CSS at 1-877-420-6461.

To register for the Hastings forum, contact Faith Sieben­aler at (651) 437-4254, ext. 232 or

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Category: From Age to Age