SAGES Ministry began as a group of senior SJA members who had retired or were nearing retirement and wanted to explore ways in which the collective wisdom gained by life experience might be shared with the wider SJA community and other seniors. The SAGES Coordinating Committee meets monthly to share learning, spiritual growth and to plan programs that benefit the SJA community. We work together and provide opportunities to share wisdom across generations and connect people who share similar values and also expand our collaboration with other ministries.
SAGES sponsors/presents workshops, retreats and opportunities for folks to gather, listen and talk. We are particularly proud of our Life Planning series, held each spring, with programs related to health, finances, and funeral planning. Watch the SJA Web site and bulletin for more news about SAGES programs and events.
Wednesday, December 12: SAGES Senior Christmas Mass and Luncheon, 11:30am mass in the church with luncheon to follow in Hospitality Hall. Please join us for turkey dinner, music and door prizes. All seniors are welcome but reservations are required. RSVP by Monday, Dec, 10 at 11am to the Parish Center, 612-823-8205. Free will offering.
2nd Monday Dialogues: Conversation Among Friends
Our newest initiative to bring people together for friendly conversation and coffee. Dialogues will be held in Hospitality Hall from 1:30-3:30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month, September-May. Our hope is that it leads to fruitful conversation and ways to meet new people. We invite you and anyone you know; everyone is welcome.
Monday, December 10: This month, Ann Dunagan, a Parish Nurse for TRUST, will be talking about the topic, Dementia: What You Need to Know.
Life Transition Workshops: The SAGES Ministry invite you to explore Life Transitions through a series of workshops held in the Spring. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come.
Estate Planning: TBD
Hospice & Palliative Care: TBD
Honoring Choices: TBD
Funeral Planning: TBD
We encourage your participation, comments, questions and suggestions: contact cmanns [at] stjoan.com (subject: SAGES) (Cynthia Bailey Manns).
Please check the calendar for upcoming events sponsored by the SAGES.