Start the Conversation

Conversations on illness, death, and dying are never easy. Whether death comes suddenly or after a prolonged illness, most aren’t comfortable discussing our medical wishes or end-of-life plans with others, even our loved ones.

However, advance planning prior to death will ensure that your final wishes are followed and also will ensure your family won’t have to make difficult decisions in a time of grief.

To help parishioners start these difficult conversations and the advance planning process, either for themselves or loved ones, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is hosting The Conversation: Advance Planning for Aging and the End of Life on Wednesday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., in Allen Hall. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend.

The Conversation seminar is for people of all ages, stages, and life situations including singles, parents with young children, those who are caring or will care for aging parents, and those facing illness or death and their caregivers. Topics covered will include Catholic medical ethics at the end of life, insurance considerations, estate planning and parish stewardship, funeral planning, working with a mortuary, and Wichita Catholic cemeteries. 

If you’re ready to let us help you start the conversation, prayerfully consider attending The Conversation seminar and inviting family and friends to join you. Click here to make reservations by July 12.

For the seminar agenda and information on the presenters, please click here.