Accompanying a loved one in his or her last days is enormously important, but we do not need to fear our own limitations. Pope Francis tells us, "[God] comes to assist us in our weakness. And his help consists in helping us accept his presence and closeness to us. Day after day, touched by his compassion, we also can become compassionate towards others." -USCCB Caring For Loved Ones At Life's End
Mount Carmel House has amazing volunteers. They are always seeking to add to their volunteer base. There are numerous ways to volunteer, whether it is directly serving the guests or assisting with maintenance inside and outside the house. Volunteer are trained and hours are flexible. Contact Carol Cook at 585-366-4949 for more information or visit Mount Carmel House website.
Do you or someone you know need guidance with end of life care? Are you facing decisions as your loved one nears the end of life? Visit our medical decision's page.
If you are seeking moral guidance in the face of real-life problems the National Catholic Bioethics Center offers consultation services to individuals free of charge. Call 215-877-2660, 24 hours/day – 7 days/week or visit the NCBC consultation page: National Catholic Bioethics Center Consultation