How will you live so that your descendants can give answers to these questions and hold onto those truths? Will their answers to these questions, comfort them, perhaps challenge them in how they are living? This could be one of your final gifts to them.

when you die, questions for your family. 

When you think of: N., how would you describe their relationship with God?


How would you describe their connection to the Catholic Church/Faith through the various stages of their life? What does their journey as a follower of Jesus teach you about your journey through life?


Did they pray? Do you have a sense of what their personal prayer life was like?


What did they teach you about God, Faith, Prayer, Life & Death, a Faith Community, the Sacraments or Discipleship?


What graces did you see them using in their daily life? (Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord.)

What did they value most in life? Were their energy and efforts aligned with the values of the Kingdom of God and what is important to God?

As we return N., to God, why do you think God created them and placed them in your life? What was the good that God was trying to accomplish through them? Their life purpose?”

Your last will and testament

We ask you to consider the disposition of your Earthly goods as a final statement of your values. What was important to you? Please consider including your Parish as a beneficiary of your estate. It could serve as a statement that both your faith and your parish were important to you.