Sunday, March 2, 2014

Parish Nursing - Health Ministry Presentation and Luncheon

I had almost decided to delete this Blog, for a number of reasons including, I've not posted for a few years, I want to lessen the time I'm on the internet and I really did not have much to write about.

After some reflection on my current Ministry - Parish Nursing and Health Ministry, I decided to reconsider. I know an internet presence is important and this blog can easily be transformed to meet my needs in health ministry.

The focus of this blog; my continuing journey of loving and serving Christ Jesus and  His Catholic Church and to share carrying the cross is what parish nursing and health ministry is really all about. Even St. Monica was involved in caring for the sick in her day and time. It all seems to fit together very nicely.

The following is the first of what I hope will be at least several posts on health ministry. That being said, I won't be posting much on that topic until the end of Lent. Actually following Lent I want to begin a series on "the family" based on Church documents found here.

After the commissioning ceremony last September, planning, researching and pulling together materials to actually do an official "launch" of Health Ministry at St. Joseph Parish, I'm happy to say we had almost 50 people in attendance yesterday at the event. We had a lot of good input, wonderful comments and gained several volunteers along with ideas of what programs we should begin with from the parishioners.

Many people made the comment that the talk was very good and informative. So I want to share it here.

Now about Lent a little bit, I've found this wonderful place called Live the Fast. They have all natural fasting bread, all sorts of information about fasting and even e-mail alerts for fasting days with short meditations.

Another wonderful resource - Meditations for Lent. A daily Lenten meditation by Bishop Jacques-BĂ©nigne Bossuet.

Finally - A Doctor at Calvary: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ As Described by a Surgeon by Dr. Pierre Barbet.    

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