The Mustard Seed Newsletter

A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision-Making

Now and at the Hour of Our Death: A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision-Making

Tuesday, April 16 is the sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). This is a national day set aside to encourage everyone age 18 and older to have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, to choose a spokesperson, and to complete a health care proxy. 

“What would you do if you couldn’t make medical decisions?”


  Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum Resources

Anointing of the Sick Video, USCCB

To have no one suffer or die without the support of their faith community


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester's Heath Care Ministry provides resources and support to the Church of Rochester as it engages in the gospel mission of caring for the sick and dying.




Deb Housel
Associate Director

Parish & Clergy Services

585.328.3210, ext. 1270




Bernard Grizard

Diocesan Director

Parish & Clergy Services

585-328-3228, ext. 1328