Parish Nurse Program
The Parish Nurse Program assists parishioners and others in the community to reach their optimal level of emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. The parish nurse is a registered nurse who functions as a member of the pastoral care team. He/she understands the mission of the church, accepts the holistic concept of care, and is an integrator of faith and health. The duties and roles of the parish nurse are that of a health educator, developer of support groups, health counselor, liaison with community health organizations, health advocate, resource person, coordinator of volunteers and ministering to the homebound by visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes, bring communion if requested or arranging for Eucharistic ministers to bring weekly communion. The Parish Nurse Program oversees the Health and Wellness Committee which is comprised of registered nurses, professionals in the health care field, and people committed to the wellness of the person not only physically but also the mind and spirit. The committee supports the parish nurse in health education, health promotion and health screenings, meeting once a quarter to meet these goals. Our goal is to help members of our church and our community to attain a fuller, healthier experience in living.
Contact: Elizabeth Acosta
Prayer & Healing Ministry
All Christians are called to the ministry of prayer. This ministry serves our community through a weekly gathering on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 pm to pray for the petitions from the Perpetual Adoration Chapel as well as the needs of our parishioners, their family and friends. In addition, the ministry maintains a list of Prayer Partners who receive invitations to pray for special needs throughout the week in their personal email inbox. Anyone interested in receiving these messages may send their request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Emma Jacobs (423)-538-5559