Being Prepared Ensures Your Final Wishes Are Followed

Conversations about illness, death and dying are never easy.

Whether death comes suddenly or after prolonged illness, most of us are not comfortable discussing our medical wishes or circle-of-life plans with our loved ones. However, being prepared ensures that your final wishes are followed and decisions don't have to be made on the fly which offers peace of mind.

It’s important for you and your loved ones to understand the Church’s teachings on circle-of-life decisions.

June 2022 Seminar

All are welcome to attend The Conversation, a live seminar that provides a Catholic perspective on Circle-of-Life Issues.

Our next seminar takes place on Saturday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas and you can register for the free event by clicking here.

During the event, there will be a series of conversations about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions on the fly, and offers your entire family peace of mind.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy D’Alise by calling 972-331-1645, or email the Foundation at theconversation@catholicfoundation.com.

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying
Fr. Milton Ryan – Pastor, Holy Trinity Catholic Church
- Our Faith’s Sacramental Graces for the Journey

Legal Considerations: Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed
Michael A. Koenecke - Law Office of Michael A. Koenecke
- Essential Documents and Why They Are Important

Funeral & Cemetery Planning
Chris Taylor – Dignity Memorial
- Practical Guidance in Working with Service Providers

Charitable Legacy Planning
R. Michael George – The Catholic Foundation
- Connecting with Your Favorite Causes, Now & Later

Principles of Catholic Bioethics
Dr. William A. Stigall – Pediatric Cardiologist
- Quality of Life & the Dignity of the Human Person

March 2022 Seminar

The Conversation Live Seminar
All are welcome to attend The Conversation, a live seminar that provides a Catholic perspective on Circle-of-Life Issues.

Our next seminar takes place on Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church - Parish Center in Richardson.

Registration for the Circle of Life Seminar on Saturday, March 5, 2022, has reached capacity and is closed.  The seminar will be recorded and available on our website to watch.  

Click here for specific information about all five seminar topics and speakers:

During the seminar in a socially distant friendly setting, there will be a series of conversations about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions on the fly, and offers your entire family peace of mind.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy D’Alise by calling 972-331-1645, or email the Foundation at theconversation@catholicfoundation.com.

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying
Msgr. Milam J. Joseph – Catholic Diocese of Dallas
- Our Faith’s Sacramental Graces for the Journey

Legal Considerations: Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed
Michael A. Koenecke - Law Office of Michael A. Koenecke
- Essential Documents and Why They Are Important

Funeral & Cemetery Planning
Chris Taylor – Dignity Memorial
- Practical Guidance in Working with Service Providers

Charitable Legacy Planning
Cheryl Unis Mansour – The Catholic Foundation
- Connecting with Your Favorite Causes, Now & Later

Principles of Catholic Bioethics
Deacon Charles Stump – Catholic Diocese of Dallas
- Quality of Life & the Dignity of the Human Person

September 2021 Seminar

The Conversation Live Seminar

All are welcome to attend The Conversation, a live seminar that provides a Catholic perspective on End-of-Life Issues.

Our next seminar takes place on Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis.

If you would like to attend this informative, free seminar that includes lunch and is presented by The Catholic Foundation and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community, please complete the registration form below and select the submit button when finished.

Completion of the registration form is necessary to attend the seminar and helps to ensure we have the proper amount of food.

Click here for specific information about our five seminar topics and speakers:

More Information

When

Saturday, September 11, 2021

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (lunch provided)

Where

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
– St. John Cafeteria

401 E. Lampasas Street
Ennis, Texas 75119

 

There will be a series of conversations about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions and offers your entire family peace of mind.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy D’Alise by calling 972-331-1645 or emailing: theconversation@catholicfoundation.com.

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February 2021 Online Webinar

The Conversation Online Webinar Series

In February, The Catholic Foundation hosted The Conversation, a four-part live online webinar series that provided a Catholic perspective on End-of-Life Issues.

Five speakers delivered a series of conversations about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions and offers your entire family peace of mind.

The following sessions are listed in the order in which they were presented, and you're invited to watch the entire series of videos in any order you wish, and share with others.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy D’Alise at 972-331-1645 or theconversation@catholicfoundation.com.

 

 

 

September 2020 Online Webinar

The Conversation Online Webinar Series

In September, The Catholic Foundation hosted The Conversation, a four-part live online webinar series that provided a Catholic perspective on End-of-Life Issues.

Five speakers delivered a series of conversations about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions. 

The following five topics are listed in the order in which they were presented, and you're invited to watch the entire series of videos in any order you wish.

Videos:

“Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying”
By Fr. Jason Cargo, V.F. – St. Joseph Catholic Church - Richardson


"Legal Considerations: Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed"
By Michael F. Lynch, Malouf Lynch Jackson & Swinson, P.C. 


"Principles of Catholic Bioethics"
By Fr. Peter Fonseca, Archdiocese of St. Louis

"Funeral and Cemetery Planning"
By Chris Taylor, Dignity Memorial


"Charitable Legacy Planning"
By Michael George, The Catholic Foundation
 

March 2020 Seminar

The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues

Prior to the global pandemic restricting large, public gatherings, The Catholic Foundation hosted The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues at St. Rita Catholic Community in Dallas.

Five speakers delivered a series of conversations before a sold-out crowd about how advance planning on your part keeps your family from having to make these difficult decisions.

The following five topics are listed in the order in which they were presented, and you’re invited to watch the entire series of five videos in any order you wish.

Videos:

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