May the God of Peace make you completely holy and may your Spirit and Soul and Body be kept sound.
Here at St. James, health ministry encompasses many ministries that respond to the holistic aspect of health and wellness focusing on mind, body and spirit. We want to meet the needs of all our members and neighbors health needs. Our Parish Nurse is the coordinator of this ministry; she helps you to see the connections between your health and faith so that no matter what circumstances you might find yourself in you may experience God’s healing love. She works closely with a health ministry committee who meet on a monthly basis. Anointing of the Sick is one way in which we offer the sick the healing presence of our Lord and is held twice a year at all three of our masses as well as individually as needed. The other ministries that make up the St. James health ministry are: Eucharistic visits ministry to the sick and homebound, the card ministry, meal ministry, blood pressure screening ministry, bereavement companion ministry, our prayer shawl ministry and the Elizabeth Ministry. The health ministry could not be successful if it was not for the many parish volunteers who assist our parish nurse. Perhaps there may be an opportunity for you to serve in one of these ministries; if so please call or e-mail our parish nurse.