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

Spotlight On Mount Carmel House

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?

The Catholic Guide by the NYS Catholic Conference is designed to explain the moral principles of Catholic teaching in end-of-life decision-making and outlines the options that exist in NY State for advanced care planning.

Now and at the Hour of Our Death: A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision-Making by the Catholic Bishops of New York State.

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 

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