Aging/Elderly

In some way, most elderly people experience one or more significant disabilities at the end of their lives. They are a vital part of our Church, and we seek to accommodate their needs and keep them involved.

Seniors/elderly people are also invited to enter more deeply into their prayer lives and be leaders in their families and communities in living the devout life because they have more time available to them.

The Apostolate helps people with sensory disabilities (blind and/or deaf) to find a home in their parish and overcome obstacles to receiving the sacraments.

Aging Ministry

  • Catholic Charities Adult Day Center
    • Dcn. Jim ministers to the people who attend the Adult Day Center monthly
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Baking for the Advent/Christmas Party in Monroe
  • Assistive Listening Devices
    • Parishes that are unable to afford assistive listening devices or hearing loops for people who are hard of hearing in their parish can apply for a grant from the Apostolate. The Apostolate wants to ensure that every person is able to hear the good news of the Gospel!
  • TV Mass
    • Since 1967, the Apostolate has provided a weekly TV mass celebrated by a priest from our diocese for those who are home-bound or have difficulty getting to their church.
    • Times and channels
      • 6am on WISC-TV 3
      • 7am on TVW (Channel 3.2 for those with antennas) and Direct TV 14 (Cable)
      • Past masses are posted to ourĀ Facebook page early each week

Latest News

Oct 17 | 2017

TV Mass Time Changed

In some way, most elderly people experience one or more significant disabilities at the end of their lives. They are a vital part of our Church, and we seek to accommodate their needs and keep them involved. Seniors/elderly people are also invited to enter more deeply into their prayer lives and be leaders in their […]
Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities
Jul 18 | 2017

Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities

In some way, most elderly people experience one or more significant disabilities at the end of their lives. They are a vital part of our Church, and we seek to accommodate their needs and keep them involved. Seniors/elderly people are also invited to enter more deeply into their prayer lives and be leaders in their […]

Resources

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Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities

People from all around the world share their involvement in their parish and thank Pope Francis for his love and support. It was created by the National Catholic Partnership on Disability for the international gathering on Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities in Rome in October 2017.

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Introduction to CUSA, An Apostolate of Persons with Chronic Illness and/or Disability

CUSA is a way for people with chronic illness or disability to care for others like themselves through an online or postal service Christian support group

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Jeanette's Story: 15 Years Later

When Jeanette Hall had less than a year to live, she asked her doctor for the pills to commit suicide. Dr. Kenneth Stevens got to know her better, inspiring her to have treatment instead.

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