Aging


Senior Adult Ministry
should be encouraged in each parish across the Diocese
as
every senior citizen has much to offer the Catholic church.  Our goal is to educate maturing adults in faith formation so they can go out into society and bring God into the very center of aging.

The Diocese has available for check out the "Well, Wise & Whole" Video Series by
Dr. Richard Johnson, Ph.D.  Dr. Johnson is a leader in maturing adult faith formation.  He has devoted the better part of his professional life to studying, researching, writing about, and training teachers in this emerging and vital ministry. This video series is the first comprehensive formation series especially designed for maturing adults in the second half of their life.  The six programs in the series are:

1. THE 12 KEYS TO SPIRITUAL VITALITY: POWERFUL LESSONS IN LIVING
AGELESSLY

2. REDEFINING RETIREMENT AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: DISCOVERING
NEW DIRECTION, NEW PURPOSE AND NEW MEANING

3. EVEN BETTER AFTER 50: HOW TO BECOME (AND REMAIN) WELL OF
BODY,
WISE OF MIND, AND WHOLE OF SPIRIT IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE

4. THE 10 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL CAREGIVING: CAREGIVING AS
A SPIRITUAL GROWTH FORUM

5. GROWING CLOSER TO YOU: THE TEN SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS OF MIDLIFE,
AGES 45-65

6. LOVING FOR A LIFETIME: THE SIX SECRETS FOR LIVING A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND HOLY
MATURE MARRIAGE

 Any or all of these books/DVD's can be checked out from the Diocesan Family Life Office