St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro, announces a program concerning end-of-life issues presented by the archdiocesan Office for Life, Family and Laity.
The presentations take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on five Sundays in March in the parish’s chapel, located at 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, Bucks County.
March 2: “To the End of our Days” presented by Ed Lis
This seminar answers the question: Are my actions or inactions causing death? It will highlight some of the issues in health care that are most often confusing to the average person and misinterpreted by the popular culture. The talk will define those issues in light of Catholic moral teaching. It will also serve as an introduction to the other seminars in the series.
March 9: “Assisted Nutrition and Hydration” presented by Bobby Schindler
This seminar answers the question: Will discontinuing medically assisted nutrition and hydration be the cause of my death or the death of my loved one? The talk will help families decide whether or not to continue with assisted nutrition and hydration in light of the dignity and value of the human person and Catholic moral teaching.
March 16: “Pain Management, Hospice and Palliative Care” presented by Molly Motley
This seminar answers the question: When does aggressive pain management therapy become euthanasia? It will help families understand how to alleviate pain as best as possible in light of Catholic moral teaching.
March 23: “Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment” presented by Ed Lis
This seminar answers the question: Is allowing a person to die by omission euthanasia? It will help families decide when to end or withdraw a treatment that has already been started in light of the good of life and Catholic moral teaching.
March 30: “Advanced Health Care Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders” presented by Bob Motley
This seminar answers the question: How do I write a living will that will truly protect me and my end of life wishes? It will give guidance as to how to construct a living will that will apply one’s wishes, values and religious beliefs and avoid common pitfalls.
For more information on the series contact the parish office at 215-357-5905.