Health Ministry

The Health Ministry highlights the importance of integrating physical and psychological wellness with faith and spirituality. This parish-based health ministry promotes wellness through education and advocacy. It focuses on health promotion and disease prevention but does not replace the supervised care of a physician nor does it provide clinical care. When healthcare seems confusing, detached, or difficult to access, the health minister can provide resources and encouragement that educate, advocate and promote caring within the context of our Catholic beliefs and practices at St. Joseph the Worker.

The Health Ministry needs dedicated men and women of all ages, genders, and fields of expertise. A healthcare or specialty license is NOT required. The most important assets to bring to this ministry are a willingness to see the person as a whole being, physical, psychological, as well as spiritual, to listen with your heart, and to interact with kindness and compassion.

Contact: Joann Bonneville RN, BSN, FCN at 4inspiredhealth@gmail.com

LENTEN JOURNEY TO HEALTH

Join us as we journey through Lent.  Each of the six weeks, we will post a devotional tip on this page for your exercise/walking routine and a delicious meatless recipe for you to try.  We hope you will find that combining devotions, healthy eating, and exercise will open your minds and hearts to a renewed healing presence of God.

Walking At SunsetMINDFUL ACTIVITY TIP OF THE WEEK:

Often when we walk, whether to get from one place to another or for the purpose of exercise, we separate movement from thoughts.  This week, using a devotional of your choice, spend a brief time before exercising to focus and center your mind, opening space where God's healing presence may become clear.

Pasta FagioliHEALTHY MEATLESS RECIPE OF THE WEEK: 

Click on the week to view the recipe.

  1. Week One Recipe, Tuscan Pasta  Quick and easy, seven simple ingredients