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Cathedral to host ‘end of life’ workshop Sept. 22

the Inland Register

(From the August 16, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane, will host “The End of Life Workshop: A Catholic Approach to Preparing for Eternal Life.”

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.– noon in the auditorium.

The workshop is sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries of Spokane.

Father Darrin Connall, rector of the cathedral, will provide theological background and speak of religious beliefs, traditions, and practices.

Deacon John Ruschiensky, executive director of Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane as well as a Hospice chaplain, will discuss pastoral counseling, spiritual care, and companioning of the dying.

Aileen Fields, family service representative for Catholic Cemeteries, will address ministry, pre-need planning, and liturgical celebrations.

Discussion and light lunch will follow.


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