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.
December 9: Our speaker will be Justin Fasching, “A Travelers guide to Spiritual Ecology”.
Special Senior Luncheons:
Christmas is Thursday, December 12; mass at 11:30, lunch to follow in Hospitality Hall
St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17th; mass as 11:30, lunch to follow in Hospitality Hall.
LIFE TRANSITIONS WORKSHOPS:
All sessions will be from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Hospitality Hall
Wednesday, April 29 - Estate Planning (Trusts, Power of Attorney, Probate , etc)
Wednesday, May 6 - Honoring Choices
Wednesday, May 13 - Hospice & Palliative Care
Wednesday, May 20 - Funeral Planning
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.