"Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth."
The Health & Homebound Ministry is adult women and men of the parish of any profession who desire to care for the sick and homebound.
The Health & Homebound Ministry promotes good health and wellness to the parish community through the Annual Health Fair and other special activities. The Homebound Minister serves as an advocate for the homebound and physically challenged parishioners by coordinating ride-share to attend Masses, and scheduling home visits for receiving the Holy Eucharist. We offer training to bring Communion to the homebound.
The HIV/AIDS Ministry is adult men and women of the parish who want to help persons who are HIV-positive, or who know someone who has been diagnosed with or has died of the disease.
The HIV/AIDS Ministry regularly visits the sick in their homes, nursing homes, and hospitals; and escorts patients to doctor appointments. We work in the kitchen of Food & Friends on Saturday mornings preparing and delivering meals to persons living with AIDS. The ministry conducts HIV testing and referrals at scheduled events; and provides information on HIV/AIDS to the parish.
The Sisterhood for Breast Cancer Support (SBCS) is mostly women from the parish and community who have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer—survivors. We also welcome those with other cancer diagnoses.
SBCS sponsors workshops and seminars to address the latest developments in research, prevention, screening, and treatment for all cancers; supports cancer research through donations and pledges to cancer organizations such as the Capital Breast Care Center. We bring comfort to those living with cancer by sharing experiences, prayers, cards, gift baskets, and annual dinner outings.
The Health & Homebound Ministry seeks to respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of sick and homebound parishioners and their families. We also provide general health and wellness information to educate the parish community.
The HIV/AIDS Ministry seeks to extend our services as an outreach ministry to the parish and broader community, addressing the spiritual, emotional, and social concerns of persons affected by HIV and AIDS.
The Sisterhood for Breast Cancer Support seeks to be a catalyst for change by providing spiritual, emotional, and practical support for survivors and those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Our goal is to bond as sisters and to uplift each other by sharing the struggles and blessing of our own experiences with cancer. Through prayer, scriptures, and shared information we hope to promote health and wellness and to raise cancer awareness within the parish.
Health & Homebound
Health & Homebound: Open to all parishioners. We are actively seeking medical professionals and those certified in nutrition and fitness. We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month, excluding July, August, November, and December. Meetings are held at 11:00 a.m.
HIV/AIDS: Membership is open to all members of the parish willing and able to serve the needs of persons who are HIV+ and/or living with AIDS. Our ministry meets on the fourth Sunday of each month between September and June, at 11:30 a.m.
SBCS: Anyone in the parish or community who is living with cancer or has survived cancer can join. We meet on the first Saturday of each month between September and June, from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Health & Homebound: Donate medical equipment for our parish and school.
HIV/AIDS: Join us in walks, testing events, and Food & Friends deliveries. Donate toiletries for use in gift packages we bring to the sick.
SBCS: Tell anyone you know who has cancer to talk with us. Join us at community events. Donate items for baskets for cancer patients: rosaries, prayer cards, pillboxes, tissues, lotion, books, chocolates, tea, music CDs, and inspirational items.