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Ministry for Seniors

The Ministry for Seniors at St. Anthony Catholic community seeks to support and engage Seniors through ongoing Faith Formation, Fellowship and Service Opportunities.

 Events sponsored by Senior Ministry

 

 

Eucharist for the Homebound

Our faith community wants to bring the Eucharist to those individuals who are either temporarily or permanently homebound.  If you, a family member or neighbor is homebound and would like to stay connected to our faith community by receiving the Eucharist in your home or care facility please fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you to make the appropriate arrangements.

Home Bound Ministry Request

Prayer Requests:

Do you have a prayer request that you would like our faith community to pray for? Simply click on the button and follow the instructions.   

My Prayer Request

Faith Formation Opportunities

Tuesday Morning Book Group: Join us after daily mass (approx. 9 am ) in the gathering space for a time of fellowship and to discuss

Making Sense Out of Suffering Paperback by Peter KreeftTo request your copy email GLamer@satigard.org or call 503-639-4179 ext. 122

 

Senior Moment: In the middle part of the twentieth century, medicine was undergoing a rapid and historic transformation.  Before that time, if you fell seriously ill, doctors usually tended to you in your own bed.  The function of hospitals was mainly custodial.  As the great physician -writer Lewis Thomas observed, describing his internship at Boston City Hospital in 1937, “If being in a hospital bed made a difference, it was mostly the difference produced by warmth, shelter, and food, and attentive, friendly care, and the matchless skill of the nurses in providing these things.  Whether you survived or not depended on the natural history of the disease itself.  Medicine made little or no difference.”To be continued …..Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.