Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Snellville Parish Hosts Series On End Of Life Issues

Published marzo 2, 2006  | Available In English

St. Oliver Plunkett Church will host a two-part series with discussion on caring for the dying and end of life decisions on March 7 and 21 from 7-9 p.m.

This series will focus on different critical issues surrounding these very difficult and complex subjects.

On March 7, Sister Edwin Sheil, OP, will present “Focuses on Life and Not Death.” Sister Edwin is the administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home in Atlanta, a home for terminally ill cancer patients. Sister Edwin will explain how her order, the Hawthorne Dominicans, provide end of life care that emphasizes “high touch and not high tech,” focusing on comfort measures and “living until you say goodbye” in a peace-filled atmosphere.

On March 21, Catholic attorney Stephen DeBaun will present “The Legal Issues of Death and Dying Decisions.”

Debaun will address practical issues including how Georgia law specifically impacts advance directives, medical powers of attorney and living wills. Advice will also be given on how to handle arrangements to prepare others to take on the responsibility of implementing those decisions. DeBaun will also bring proper forms for those interested in preparing an advance directive.

Each session will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Room 17 of St. Oliver Plunkett, which is located at 3200 Brooks Drive.


For more information, call the parish at (770) 979-2500.