Our Lady of Lourdes, Washington


Give the Gift of Planning to Your Family

Few people feel comfortable with discussions of death or illness, but talking with family members about your wishes for the end-of-life issues that will arise and developing your plans in advance can provide peace of mind and prevent undue burden on your loved ones.

The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues is a seminar designed to provide you with the tools you need to give the gift of planning to your family.

This free seminar is for people of all ages and life situations: singles, parents of young children, those caring for aging parents and those facing illness or death. The Conversation offers you the chance to learn and ask questions about Church teaching in the areas Catholics need to consider.

“The program is well organized and easy to follow. It has created an awareness for me on these complicated subjects. I will recommend this program to my family and friends.”

Bill Doyle

St. Peter (Kirkwood) parishioner


Principles of Catholic Bioethics (led by a priest theologian)
– Ordinary & Extraordinary Means of Preserving Human Life
– Quality of Life & the Dignity of the Human Person

Estate Planning & Advance Directives (led by a Catholic estate attorney)

Charitable Gift Planning (led by a Roman Catholic Foundation representative)

Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Planning (led by a priest or deacon)
– Pastoral Care of the Sick & Dying
– Anatomical Donation & Cremation

You will not be solicited at The Conversation; it’s simply a chance for you to learn how to get started in planning for the future according to your faith.

Hear From Past Attendees

Roger and Linda Jacques, Conversation attendees and Incarnate Word parishioners, talk about their experience at the seminar.

Planning Workbooks

Funeral & Cemetery Planning Workbook

Outline your plans for your Catholic funeral and share with your family to ensure your wishes are followed.

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Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Workbook

Get started in planning your estate by considering your wishes and gathering the information your attorney needs.

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The Roman Catholic Foundation builds endowed funds that will support Catholic parishes, schools and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for generations to come.

Legal Name
Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
Tax Identification Number: 46-3309222


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St. Louis, MO 63141