Advance Planning for Catholics

Plan for the future now so your children don’t have to worry later. This free webinar series offer a Catholic perspective on advance care planning, estates, wills, legacy, and memorialization. Our expert presenters will share wisdom and practical advice you need to plan ahead with peace of mind.

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Advance Care Planning

This webinar will offer a professional Catholic perspective on how to write your wishes and values for future health care treatment in the event you become incapable of deciding for yourself. Robert Breen will share practical tips and experiences on preventative measures and resources about advance care planning.

Speaker: Robert Breen

Robert Breen has over 48 years in healthcare leadership including roles as a hospital CEO and regional COO. Robert is now the Executive Director of the Denominational Health Association and the Catholic Health Association of B.C. where he continues to work with faith-based health care providers.

Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. via Zoom


Estate Planning for Executors

Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

The legal and financial world around estate, wills and legacy can be confusing. This webinar will clarify the roles and responsibilities of being an executor. We will discuss how to make sure your family is left with as much as possible while giving to the charities you care about. Our expert speaker will discuss situations where it may be best to not have a will, as well as what to do after you have already completed your will.

Attendees are eligible to receive a free 1-1 consultation with a professional estate planner at a later date.


Speaker: Joe Ven der Buhs

Joe Ven der Buhs is a 25 year plus veteran of the life insurance and financial services industry, with multiple financial and insurance industry-recognized designations, as well as a long recognition for quality work. Joe helps Catholics families throughout the Archdiocese by providing financial advice on estate and financial planning.

Planning Meaningful Funerals & Sacred Burial

Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Part of one’s Catholic legacy and estate plan, making pre-need burial and funeral arrangements today ensures important decisions will not be made in a time of sorrow. Preparation is an act of care for the family. This webinar provides inspiration and practical information about the funeral rite and sacred burial.

Attendees are eligible to receive free planning guides, tools, and resources.


Speaker: Peter Nobes, 
Director of Catholic Cemeteries

Peter Nobes leads the Catholic Cemeteries ministry working from the archdiocesan cemetery, Gardens of Gethsemani. With a background in business, he is pursuing an MA Theology from St. Mark’s College. Peter will share his experiences as an adult learner and working for families at Gardens of Gethsemani.

Speaker: Ryan Crean, 
CEO of Kearney's Funeral Home Services

Ryan Crean is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kearney’s Funeral Home Services. The 4th generation of a 110-year-old family business, Ryan has been in Funeral Home services for 15 years. Ryan is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has a passion for helping the bereaved through education and outreach.


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Host: Elaine Webb

Elaine Webb is a member of the Catholic Cemeteries Advisory Board. She is a parishioner at Star of the Sea in South Surrey/White Rock where she is a coordinator of the Pastoral Care Visitation Ministry.