Health/Social Concerns


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".

07/07/2020     Stewardship of the Body-Stress in 2020

07/07/2020     Stewardship of the Body-2020 Strategies for Coping

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

June 2020 Minutes

February 2020 Minutes

March 2020 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 Lowering Drugs

Controlling the Virus

Coronary Stents

Covid-19 Infection Control Precautions 

CPR & AED Training

CPR & AED Location

CT Scans

Dietary Guidelines

Ear Infections


Flu Precautions

Flu Shots


Grapefruit & Drug Interactions

Health Directives

Heat Stroke



Hypertension Continued


Medical Alert Systems

Medical Alert Systems Chart


Pneumocaccal Disease


Preventing Heat Related Injury


Seasonal Flu


Simvastatin (Zocor)

Sinus Inflammation

Skin Protection


Soft Drinks

St. Blaise & Sore Throats



Swimmers Itch

Swine Flu

The DASH Diet

The H1N1 Flu Update

The H1N1 Flu Update 2

Thyroid Disorders

Tick Borne Illness

West Nile Virus