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 resource fairs. Our Life Planning series focuses on programs related to health, finances, and funeral planning. For the 2014-2015 year we are undertaking an initiative in the area of Elder Justice and we will be looking at other programs, in addition to our regular agenda. 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 13: Enjoy coffee and dialogue with presenters and parishioners, Joe and Carol Bell, “Our TN2 Experience: A ten day immersion into our Guatemalan Sister Parish”. They will show slides and answer questions as they talk about their experience with the recent SJA delegation to Guatemala. Join us in Hospitality Hall. Everyone is welcome!
The St. Patrick’s Day Senior Mass and Luncheon is Wednesday, March 15. 11:30 Mass in the church followed by noon luncheon in Hospitality Hall. Join the SAGES for prayer, food and song! Space is limited; reservations required! Free will offering; no one turned away for inability to pay. Call by Monday, March 13th at noon. 612-823-8205.
Life Transition Workshops: Free and open to everyone!
Estate Planning with Peter Hendricks from the Maser, Amundson, Boggio, Hendricks Law firm.
Honoring Choices with Judine Pattinson from the Trust nursing group
Hospice & Palliative Care with Fr Jim Cassidy
Funeral Planning with Anna Vagle, Fr. J. DeBruycker, Maureen Carlson, MaryAnn Kelly-Wright and Marcia Kurtz
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.