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Launch of Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care
An expert panel will introduce you to the key features of the free-of-cost toolkit and show you how to download it so that you can facilitate meaningful conversations on palliative care in your Catholic communities.

What does the toolkit include?

Facilitator's Guide
Module 1 – Understanding the Human Experience of Dying and Death
Module 2 – Discerning and Making Decisions at the End of Life
Module 3 – Accompanying those at the End of Life
Module 4 – Supporting and Integrating within the Wider Community
Short Videos (available on YouTube and for direct download)
Reflection Sheets and Resource Lists in Appendices
Links to external resources


For whom is the program designed?

Those seeking to learn more about palliative care and Catholic Church teaching on end-of-life;
Caregivers;
Persons who have recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness;
Family members who need resources and guidance as they journey with a loved one who is seriously or terminally ill; and
Parishioners and pastoral care teams who want to form a Compassionate Community program.


The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) formed a Joint Ad hoc Committee on Palliative Care with a variety of partners and experts to address the increasing complexities regarding end-of-life issues in Canada. The Committee members included representatives from Pallium Canada, Dominican University College, Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Canada.

Visit the promo video here: https://youtu.be/JLm0YG8uX8E

Nov 15, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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