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October 14, 2023

Circle of Life Seminar

Seminar Offers Peace of Mind to Caregivers, Love Ones

Joyfully honoring a life lived well after a beloved family member passes away could be jeopardized if advanced planning about their funeral, legal and charitable giving plans are not discussed in advance.

Gaining peace of mind by learning and discussing “final wishes” with loved ones has been one of the great blessings of the Foundation’s Circle of Life seminars that began in March 2020 according to past attendees.

All are invited to attend the next Circle of Life seminar that provides a Catholic perspective on five key issues that will be discussed by experts in each area.

The free seminar takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community (in the Bishop Kelly Center) in McKinney. 

You can register online by visiting You can also click on the session name or presenter names below to see a photo of each speaker.

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying
Fr. Eugene Okoli – Pastor, St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community

– Our Faith’s Sacramental Graces for the Journey

Legal Considerations: Ensuring Your Wishes are Followed
Lauren Olson – Leu & Pierce, PLLC

– Essential Documents and Why They Are Important

Funeral & Cemetery Planning
Bryson Smith – Partner – Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Homes
Brian Delozier – Funeral Director – Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Homes
– What to Expect When Working with a Funeral Home

Charitable Legacy Planning
Darina O’Dowd Padian, CAP – VP of Development – The Catholic Foundation
Anna LeBlanc, CAP – Senior Development Officer – The Catholic Foundation

– Connecting with Your Favorite Causes, Now & Later

Principles of Catholic Bioethics
Dr. Mayra Thompson – Professor, UTSW Medical Center

– Quality of Life & the Dignity of the Human Person

You can call Sham Mohammed on our team at 972-331-1640 or send her an email to

Categories: Circle of Life