As we prepare to begin the season of Lent, many parishes and groups are looking for various ways to celebrate the Stations of the Cross. The Archdiocesan Ministry of Care and Companionship Committee would like to suggest an option! The Way of the Cross Today: Reflections on Suffering in Sickness and Dying is a series of reflections on the Stations of Cross written by Sr. Nuala Kenny, SC. In this booklet Sr. Kenny writes:
Various Aspects of Grief
Directed by Sr. Donna Dolan, RSCJ
10:00am -11:30am on January 11, 25, February 1,and 15 at the Barat Spirituality Centre (902) 456-6112.
Sr. Donna Dolan, RSCJ will lead this four part series on various aspects of grief. Art, journaling, and guided imagery will be incorporated with short presentations, quiet reflection, and group discussion.
Do you feel called to visit the sick, terminally ill, dying and bereaved in your parish community? As a member of a parish, you would represent your parish community by journeying with a person and being a loving support by listening, with some understanding of the challenges with which they may be coping, to ease the suffering and improve quality of life. Would your parish like to enhance the outreach ministry to include palliative care volunteer visits?
Over recent months, it has become increasingly clear that the conscience rights of Nova Scotia doctors are not being adequately protected.
Last month the Ministry of Care & Companionship Committee offered a webinar titled: Moral and Spiritual Distress. The presentation was a panel that included: Sr. Nuala Kenney, SC., Alana Cormier, MD, Monica McNarmara, RN. These three medical professions spoke to the moral and spiritual distress experience that health care workers have faced in light of medical assistance in dying.