Honoring Our Precious Gift – Preparing to Embrace Life’s Greatest Challenge

Vicariate V Ministry Commission
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HONORING OUR PRECIOUS GIFT – PREPARING TO EMBRACE LIFE’S GREATEST CHALLENGE

Franciscan Village
1270 Village Drive in Lemont, IL 60439
630-243-3438
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
from 11 am to 1 pm

This workshop will be facilitated by
Rev. Marc Pasciak and Marge Garbacz

God has blessed each of us with the most precious gift of life. We gratefully embrace this gift and seek to live our lives to the fullest. Thus, it is very human to struggle with the ultimate challenge – acceptance of one’s earthly mortality and the eventual transition into eternal life. In this workshop, we will share and examine stories of transition and discuss the need for an individual’s Advance Directives for Health Care within the context of our Catholic faith. We will look at the forms currently in use in the state of Illinois which are used to honor one’s final wishes for care in the last stages of life.

NOTE: Because Franciscan Village will serve a complimentary lunch as part of our time together, registration is required for this event.

Father Marc Pasciak has served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for over 40 years. Fr. Marc has a D. Min. from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and he has shared his knowledge and experience not only in his priestly assignments, but also in the Parish Missions and Days of Recollection that he has facilitated. Fr. Marc is widely known as a long-time writer of the column, “Breaking Open the Word,” which for many years was published in the Chicago Archdiocesan newspaper. He is currently the pastor of St. Patricia Parish in Hickory Hills.

Marge Garbacz is the Director of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care at Franciscan Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lemont. She is certified both as a Director of Religious Education and as a Pastoral Associate in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Marge has over 40 years of experience as an educator and as a parish pastoral minister. She has given numerous presentations on liturgy and sacramental life throughout the Archdiocese.

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