Mass of Healing for Miscarriage and Infant Loss
Thank you to everyone to joined us on April 3rd…and…a very special thank you to St. Stanislaus Parish and Fr. Roman for the warm welcome!
For those who many not know, our local Elizabeth Ministry provides support to families who have suffered miscarriage and/or infant loss. These losses are a source of deep suffering for many, which is only compounded by the silence and isolation that often surrounds them.
Please know that such losses are much more common that many realize…there is both help available…and… our Lord is the Source of All Hope. He is always available to us, even in life’s darkest moments!
Catholic Conversations – Death with True Dignity
Videos are now available, check them out here!
Thank you to Mt. Carmel House, St. Bernard’s and the Diocese of Rochester for partnering to make this event possible!
Despite being forced to go “remote-only” we had a great morning! Thank you to everyone who took part!
We are in the process of editing video of the opening four talks. We will make them available as soon as possible!
Among the important topics we address were…
- Why does the Church teach that? (Foundations of Catholic Teaching)
- Does Hospice mean I’m giving up?
- I don’t need a Health Care Proxy because my wife will make decisions if I can’t.
- I don’t want Hospice because they’re going to kill me with morphine!
- But if I start the feeding tube, then the Church says I can never stop it…right?
…and many more…
Catholic Wellness Answers
FLG President Tom Carroll was the featured guest on Catholic Wellness Answers, a webcast of MyCatholicDoctor, on November 9th from 8-9pm. He discussed Palliative Care including symptom management, advance care planning, end of life decisions/care, and how to talk to your doctor to make sure your wishes and values are known.
Thank you to everyone who made the Respect Life Mass a huge success. A packed Cathedral was a wonderful sight to behold!
Fr. Tad Pacholczyk at St. Bernard’s
Thank you to Fr. Tad for his outstanding presentation on scientific and moral issues related to COVID-19!
We had our first meeting of the summer on July 8. Thank you to all how took part! As a result of this meeting plans are in the works to organize a Mass for U of R Medical and Graduate students. We’ll be announcing the date in the near future!
Devastating Consequences of Sex Trafficking on Women’s Health -Journal club
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Abortion Expansion in New York State: Working Toward a Local Catholic Response
9 May 2019 from 7-9pm, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry We are very happy to have been part of this important event! The panelists did a wonderful job highlighting important aspects of the recently passed abortion expansion law. There was also vigorous discussion with the audience, with many great ideas shared, including some great organizations: Our local Elizabeth Ministry, whose members provide support to moms who have lost children to miscarriage. Sidewalk Advocates for Life, who peacefully pray outside of abortion facilities and offer alternatives to abortion for pregnant mothers. Feminists Choosing Life of New York who are in the early stages of planning a lawsuit to challenge abortion expansion in NY. Thank you to St. Bernard’s for hosting this panel discussion on such an important, and difficult, topic!