Our Mission: The Parish Nurse Ministry is a Christian Health Ministry concerned about and committed to serving the health needs of the whole person.
Although taking care of the spiritual health of parishioners is the primary focus of our Church, we also aim to make everyone’s life brighter by offering information and services that can keep our bodies healthy as well. That’s where our Parish Nursing Ministry comes in. We are indeed fortunate to have nurses as members of our Parish. Their generosity affords our parishioners the opportunity to monitor their health status and to be kept informed regarding health concerns as they arise throughout the year. Unique? Yes, but that is how we strive to be at St. Agnes Church.
The goals of the Parish Nursing program are the promotion of health by educating and screening of the congregational community along with education and spiritual support of those with health concerns. All this is done in an effort to promote and maintain the parishioner’s ability to contribute meaningfully to our Parish community.
What does the Parish Nurse Do? The Parish Nurse is a: 1. Health Educator The Parish nurse teaches individuals and groups of all ages about physical, emotional and spiritual health issues.
2. Health Counsellor The Parish Nurses offers information and support to parishioners with concerns regarding their physical, emotional, or spiritual health in order to help them make informed decisions about their health care. Confidentiality is strictly enforced.
3. Resource Person to Community Resources The Parish Nurse is knowledgeable regarding local community services and health agencies that may benefit the parishioner and can inform the parishioner on ways to gain access to those services. The Parish Nurses are available during the monthly Blood Pressure Screening Clinics after Mass. The dates for the Blood Pressure Screening Clinics are available in the Church Bulletins. You are welcome to talk to any of the Parish Nurses after Mass. For more information and to join our Nursing Team, contact the Parish office by clicking the Contact Us! button below. Note: Due to COVIC-19 restrictions, monthly blood pressure screening clinics are temporarily unavailable.