Pastoral Home Care

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: DAY OF PRAYER

Join SASMAD/Pastoral Home Care Services on Saturday, February 11 at 9am for a morning of prayer, followed by midday mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine at Sanctuaire St. Jude (10120 d’Auteuil Ave., Montreal). Morning prayer will include the rosary and Sacrament of the Sick. Fellowship lunch to follow in the church hall (a light soup will be served). All are welcome! Contact Pastoral Home Care Coordinator Cathy Macaulay at 514-925-4354 or cmacaulay@diocesemontreal.org.

 

 

McGILL UNIVERSITY: FREE WORKSHOPS

The Council on Palliative Care will provide three free sessions for caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. All workshops will take place at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount-entrance at 395 Elm Avenue) from 6pm-8pm each evening on the following dates:
April 4 – Little Stars accomplishing the extraordinary in the face of serious illness. Discusion following the film with Dr. Stephen Liben, Director of Pediatric Palliative CCare at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
April 11 – What Matters Most finding what to say at the end of life and Lessons of Loss,
inspirational video vignettes of stories in bereavement. Discussion following the videos with
Dr. Christopher MacKinnon, Senior Psychologist at the Balfour Mount Palliative Care Unit at the MUHC.
April 18 – Music & Art: Alive in the Home with Samantha Borgal, accredited music therapist and Sarah Tevyaw, art therapist.
Contact The Council on Palliative Care at fmpa202@gmail.com. Visit www.mcgill.ca/council-on-palliative-care.

PASTORAL HOME CARE SERVICES (SASMAD): AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

Pastoral Home Care Services invites you to view and discuss a very provocative film about a family dealing with early-onset dementia, entitled Still Alice. The film will be presented on Wednesday, November 18 from 1pm-3:30pm at St. Monica Parish (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). There is no cost and everyone is welcome. Registration is necessary. Please contact Cathie Macaulay at514-925-4354 or cmacaulay@diocesemontreal.org.

PASTORAL HOME CARE SERVICES (SASMAD): PILGRIMAGE

For all volunteers and friends of PHC (SASMAD), a full-day pilgrimage will be offered to the Val Notre-Dame Monastery in St-Jean de Matha on Wednesday, November 11. A visit to the monastery, time for meditation and adoration, and a visit to the monks’ store will be included in the day’s itinerary. Cost is $30. Please bring a lunch. Registrations are a must in order to reserve your seat for bus transportation. Contact Sasmad at 514-272-4441 or sasmad@diocesemontreal.org

SASMAD AND PASTORAL HOME CARE SERVICES: PILGRIMAGE

For all volunteers and friends of Sasmad and PHC, a full-day pilgrimage will offered to the Val Notre-Dame monastery in St-Jean de Matha on Wednesday, November 11. A visit to the monastery, time for meditation and adoration, and a visit to the monks’ store will be included in the day’s itinerary. Cost is $30. Please bring a lunch. Registrations are a must in order to reserve you seat for bus transportation. Contact Sasmad at 514-272-4441 or
sasmad@diocesemontreal.org.

PASTORAL HOME CARE SERVICES: FORMATION SESSION

Join us for a free information session on Mental Health Issues: Skills to Help Recognize and Respond with Micheline Khouzam, Pastoral Home Care Visitor, Psychiatric Nurse and Consultant on care approaches for people with mental health issues. To be offered twice at two different dates and locations: Thursday, October 15 at Jesus Light of the World Parish (11075 Gouin Blvd. West from 1pm-3pm or on Thursday, October 22 at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West) from 7pm-9pm. Please register by contacting Wendy de Souza at 514-931-7311 x249 or wdesouza@diocesemontreal.org or Cathie Macaulay at 514-925-4354 or cmacaulay@diocesemontreal.org.

Seniors Action Quebec

On Monday, April 27, Seniors Action Quebec, a non-profit organization working on behalf of English-speaking seniors in Quebec, will host a Family Conference on the new Provincial Legislation Bill 52: End of Life Choices. The day will start at 8:30am when coffee will be served followed by a full day of information with panels and kiosks and social interaction until 5pm The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for individuals to become informed on the new legislation and what other services are available to them when facing terminal illness. The Conference will be held at La Plaza, former Holiday Inn Midtown (420 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Please note everyone MUST register in advance. Deadline to register is April 17. Registration forms available at http://www.seniorsactionquebec.ca/. Contact Ruth Pelletier, President, at ruthpelletier613@gmail.com.

Council on Palliative Care: Free Workshops

All are welcome to the following workshops:

Monday, April 20 from 6pm-8pm: Being Mortal-Medicine and What Matters in the End
with author Atul Gawande
Monday, April 27 from 6pm-8pm: Advocating for Excellent Care with Joan Foster, BN

Join us for one, two, or all three evenings. No registration required. All three talks will be held at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). For more info on the Council on Palliative Care visit http://www.mcgill.ca/council-on-palliative-care/. Contact the Event Registrar at fmpa202@aol.com.

St. Aloysius Parish: H.O.P.E. Easter Mission

All are welcome to help spread the joy and hope of Easter to our F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and to the residents of the Grace Dart Extended Care Site. Please join us in packaging and delivering Easter gifts on the following dates:

Wrap-up of gifts: Wednesday, April 1, 7pm at the Parish Centre (8402 de Marseille St., Montreal)

Delivery of Gifts: Good Friday, April 3 at 9:30am at the Parish Centre or 10am at the Grace Dart Extended Care Site (5155 Ste-Catherine St. East, Montreal)

Visit www.saintaloysius.ca for more information or contact the office at 514-351-3281 or hope@saintaloysius.ca.

Pastoral Home Care Services: Living Change – A Spirituality of Transition

Join us with guest speaker Cathie Macaulay on Wednesday, March 25, 7pm at St. Veronica Parish (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval). Marriage, family, grief, illness, career, retirement and seniority: our lives are filled with transitions. How are we called to live these transitions as people of faith? Do difficult times have anything to teach us? This workshop will explore how our faith tradition offers us help along the path of change. Cathie Macaulay is the coordinator of Pastoral Home Care Services at the Archdiocese of Montreal. She is also a spiritual director and teacher with the Ignatian Spirituality Centre. Contact Wendy at 514-931-7311 x249 or wdesouza@diocesemontreal.org.