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How to Share Health Updates with Family and Friends:
If you don’t want to keep repeating the same health update to everyone you know, sign up for a site like Caring Bridge, https://www.caringbridge.org/. This is an incredibly helpful tool, where you or a loved one can post updates for the family and friends you allow to access your page.
Where to Have 30 Gregorian Masses Said:
The tradition of having 30 Gregorian Masses said for your deceased loved one is discussed more fully in Chapter 14. Here’s where to go to have such Masses said:
- Seraphic Mass Association, 5217 Butler St., Ste. 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2657, or go online to https://mymassrequest.org , click on Request a Mass at the top of the page, and then Gregorian Masses on the drop down menu.
- Pious Union of St. Joseph for the Suffering and Dying, 953 East Michigan Ave., Grass Lake, MI 49240, or go online to www.piousunionofstjoseph.org .
- The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, or go online to place your order: https://czestochowa.us/gregorian-masses- request-form/
How to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ or ‘Thank You’ to a Loved One Who has Passed:
The Shrine of Our Lady of Montligeon in France has been designated as a world center of prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Because we, as Catholics, know and believe that we can pray for and to our loved ones after death, just as they can pray for us, Father Paul Denizot, Shrine Rector, says it is never too late to ask for forgiveness or to thank our loved one for something they did for us in this life. The Shrine even has a form on its website to do just that: https://montligeon.org/en/a-thank-you-sorry-card- to-a-deceased-person/ . These forms are placed under the famous statue of Our Lady of Montligeon.
The Shrine also offers retreats for the bereaved and much more.
How to Say the Rosary:
How to Say the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy:
Find Select On-Demand Movies and Television Shows:
Find Great Catholic CDs:
Look for albums by The Priests, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, and St. Paul’s Choir School.
- Finding God in All Things: Father Timothy Gallagher’s bestselling EWTN television series, which teaches you how to find God in all things through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s beautiful Examen Prayer: http://bit.ly/ FindingGodInAllThings
- Living the Discerning Life: Learn how to tell if you are experiencing spiritual consolation or spiritual desolation and what to do about it. Based on the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Find it here: http://bit.ly/ LivingTheDiscerningLife.
Where to Get Help Making Moral Decisions About Healthcare
The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Broomall, Pennsylvania, is a treasure trove of information, www.ncbcenter.org. From that website, you can not only ask an NCBC ethicist for guidance in moral decision making, but, in emergency situations, you can even call 215-877-2660 anytime, day or night, and someone will help you.
Where to Get Financial Help
The U.S. Government’s free Eldercare locator (https://eldercare.acl.gov) offers a boatload of state resources by city and state or by ZIP code. If your loved one is not elderly, they might still be able to help by referring you to appropriate resources.