Office of Aging Presentations

Mark Ciesielski, associate director in the Office of Aging Ministry, talks about the office's efforts and resources offered for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. The phone interview was conducted on Monday, March 30, 2020, on the Catholic Lunch Break show on KSHJ 1430 AM.

End-of-Life Care Seminar - Nov. 13, 2019

Practical and Pastoral Resources for End-of-Life Planning
Location: St. Paul the Apostle Parish

Starting End-of-Life Conversations
Learn practical approaches to communicate with loved ones for End-of-Life planning
Speaker:  Mark Ciesielski, Associate Director, Office of Aging

End-of-Life Planning Checklist
Practical Approaches for EOL Conversations


Pastoral Care of the Sick
Understand the Church’s pastoral guidelines for receiving the Sacrament of the Sick and End-of-Life spiritual care
Speaker:  Sandy Higgins, Director, Archdiocesan Office of Worship

Sacrament of the Sick Guidelines
End-of-Life Family Prayer Resources
Can I donate my body to science?


Funeral Rite
Know the Catholic communal ritual for planning and celebrating funeral rites
Speaker:  Sandy Higgins, Director, Archdiocesan Office of Worship

Funeral Planning Information
Scripture Readings for Funeral Masses
Songs for Funerals


Learn the Catholic understanding and practices for final disposition of the body
Speaker: Sandy Higgins, Director, Archdiocesan Office of Worship

Chrisitan Funeral Rites and Cremation


Funeral Planning
Learn State of Texas information about pre-paid funeral planning

Information About Prepaid Funeral Planning
Información sobre la planificación de un funeral prepagado


Catholic Cemeteries
Know burial options at the Archdiocesan Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries Presentation

Caregiving Tips During COVID-19

Download a List of Caregiving Area Resources


Developing a Caregiver Plan
Understand the practical steps & spiritual/community resources in providing support as people age


Taking Care of the Caregiver
Learn how a caregiver can remain healthy through self-care 



Aging in Place Seminar - May 15, 2019

Community resources which support informed decision-making to sustain one’s quality of life
Location: St. Cecilia Parish

Download the list of Community Partners

Managing Financial Assets

Understand the importance of a trusted financial advisor and the tools to help you find one
Speaker: Brenda Munoz
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Arranging Good Caregiver Matches
Learn how to ensure quality caregiving matches with a professional home care agency & how to pay for it
Speaker: Jim Vonderhaar
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Selecting Quality Home Care
Understand what to expect from a professional home care agency & how to select one
Speaker: Vernita Metoyer
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Finding a Trusty Care Manager
Learn how to find a qualified professional advocate who can help guide your family as you age
Speaker: Doug Reuschel


In-Home Modifications
Learn home modifications to help maintain your independence & reduce the risk of falls and injuries
Speaker: Nate Davis