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Health Ministry

Health Ministry

The Health Ministry encompasses many programs to assist others. Some of the ministries include:

  • Meals to New Parents - Sarah Thorp
  • Bereavement Ministry - Ann Dove
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry - Kathy Beykirch
  • Crochet/Sewing - Carol Schibi 
  • Health Ministry - Bev Wilkerson

If you are interested in additional information on any of these ministries please email our office: or Bev Wilkerson, Health Ministry Chair, at

Health Ministry News for March 18 2018

FOOT CLINIC is tomorrow, March 19 from 8:30-2:30 in the Sacred Heart parish Center.  Call Dianne Withers 660-827-2311 for an appointment.  APPOINTMENTS ARE A MUST!  This clinic is very important for anyone with Diabetes,  poor circulation to their legs and feet, or just can't reach their feet to inspect and care for. Many thanks to Riki Harding for her stewardship of her time and talent!

HEALTHY LUNCHEON is Wednesday, March 21 at 11:30am.  This lunch will feature a diet fit for those with inflammatory disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Gout.  Come learn how what you eat may help control these diseases.  Reservations are encouraged but not mandatory.  Call Dianne Withers at 660-827-2311 if you plan to attend.  This helps us to plan the correct amount of food. Fellowship is enjoyed by all!

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING   - The Dignity of Work and Rights of workers.

Pope Leo XIII wrote Rerum Novarum in the late 19th century in response to concerns about working conditions.  This was the first formal social teaching document of the Catholic church.  A Catholic theology of work understands that people work to provide basic needs for themselves and their families.  Work also helps us discover our God given abilities. Pope John Paul II on the 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum called on employers to honor laborers with just wages and opportunities to take on new responsibilities. (US Catholic, January 2018)

This Lent:

  • Buy Fair trade items
  • Mentor a college student or person new to your field
  • Volunteer to sponsor a high school student as they experience different career fields.
  • Volunteer with Pettis County Partnership as a job coach for those released from prison