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  • Health Fair 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do we exist?

The Saint William Parish Health Ministry is a health care ministry of the church which encourages individual's physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being in the context of their relationship to God, family and neighbor.  The program is rooted in the mission of the church which reclaims the scripture: to go out and preach the kingdom of God and to heal, recognize God's desire that we achieve abundant life, and reaffirm and support the journey toward wholeness.  The the Parish Health Ministry, the congregation seeks to develop creative ways of addressing needs and identifying resources to nurture health, wellness and healing.  This health care ministry strengthens the congregation and enables congregants to focus on serving God by serving others.
 

 
What do we do?

The Goal for all programs is to focus on wellness, be a resource, increase health awareness and convey the parish's concern for its parishioners, especially in the area of health and wellness.  Since 1998, the Health ministry volunteers have participated in ESL health fairs; Health screenings at the ministry fair, fall festival and spring fiesta;Provide first aid coverage at Church events and emergency response at weekend masses; Sponsored on-site blood drives and on-site mammograms for the uninsured:Resource for on-site safety audits, health related presentations.
This fall, the ministry plans on participating at the ministry fair to provide information on breast cancer awareness, promote the future diabetes screening(October), Sophie Van for mammograms in October (for the uninsured) and the Mini-health fair at the Fall Festival.


 
How can you help?

This ministry is looking for volunteers who are interested in health promotion. In particular, members to participate in the "medical cabinet" , which is a committee that decides the spring and fall health ministry objectives. Also, the Health Ministry committee who will be called to volunteer in particular events throughout the year. Who can volunteer?  Doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, technicians, dietitians, nutritionists, massage therapists, occupational/physical therapists,  pharmacists, dentists, dental hygenists, paramedics, firemen, ECAs, EMTs, as well as non-trained individuals who want to participate in this ministry.


 
When do we meet?

No regularly scheduled meetings, we meet as needed to serve the parish.


 
Speak Spanish?

We have volunteers that are bilingual.


 
More Information

For more information about the Saint William Health Ministry, contact Sandy Bruskewitz R.N. 512-255-1917.

For more opportunities for you to share your time, talent and treasure within our parish, visit the ministries page or click on the links listed in the menu at left.

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