Health/Social Concerns

MISSION STATEMENT

The Parish Health and Social Concerns Ministry at St. Mary's Church exists to provide support to its members in the areas of health and social concerns.  This includes activities that promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness as well as social challenges and life-changing events.  This ministry is based upon the example of Jesus who included healing and caring in His ministry.  

The Parish Health and Social Concerns Ministry seeks to reflect God's love by promoting holistic Christian care within the congregation.  It uses as a guide the words of St. Teresa of Avila: "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion looks out on the world; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now".

 

Blood Pressures are offered every 3rd full weekend of the month after Masses from Labor Day through Pentecost. Please see bulletin for details.

July Meeting Minutes

Below are links to topics covered by our parish nurse in her "Stewardship of the Body" series. If you are interested in reprints of any of these, please call the parish office.

20 Questions about your body

Ace Inhibitors

Adult Immunizations

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Beta Blockers

Calcium Channel Blockers

Calcium Channel Blockers Continued

Cholesterol

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Controlling the Virus

Coronary Stents

CPR & AED Training

CPR & AED Location

CT Scans

Dietary Guidelines

Ear Infections

Exercise

Flu Precautions

Flu Shots

Gout

Grapefruit & Drug Interactions

Health Directives

Heat Stroke

Herbs

Hypertension

Hypertension Continued

Immunizations

Medical Alert Systems

Medical Alert Systems Chart

Pneumonia

Pneumocaccal Disease

Polypharmacy

Preventing Heat Related Injury

Salt

Seasonal Flu

Shingles

Simvastatin (Zocor)

Sinus Inflammation

Skin Protection

Sodium

Soft Drinks

St. Blaise & Sore Throats

Stress

Stroke

Swimmers Itch

Swine Flu

The DASH Diet

The H1N1 Flu Update

The H1N1 Flu Update 2

Thyroid Disorders

Tick Borne Illness

West Nile Virus