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.
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, March 12: Enjoy coffee and conversation with Brandon Charbonneau discussing solar panels as an alternative source of energy. Join us in the new Gathering Space.
Saturday mornings, February 17 and March 3, 9am - Noon: Your Story - Your Gift: A Legacy Writing Workshop. Join facilitator, Marie Thielen, to uncover the wisdom and values from your life story. Writing the stories provides a way for participants to re-live life’s special moments, to cherish and pass on what is important as legacy to children and grandchildren. The workshop will be held in the Upper Room. Registration is limited. Call the Parish Center to register. 612-823-8502
Thursday, March 15: SAGES St. Patrick's Day Senior Mass and Luncheon: Wear green (or not) and join us for Mass at 11:30 followed by an Irish luncheon complete with Irish music and door prizes. Both Mass and the luncheon will be held in the Gym this year. Space is limited and reservations are required. There will be a free will offering. Call the Parish Center by Monday, March 12 at Noon to RSVP.
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.
Hospice & Palliative Care
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.