Many of our parishioners may still not be aware that St. Gertrude has recently established its own Parish Health Ministry, whose mission is to “reflect the compassionate healing love of Jesus Christ by assisting the congregation and community to achieve optimal health and wellness of body, mind and spirit through health education, prevention programs, screenings, referrals, advocacy and other whole person health related services.”
The St. Gertrude Parish Health Ministry (SGPHM) is comprised of health professionals from within our parish, clinicians and non-clinicians alike, who are contributing their time and talent to help fulfill the PHM Mission. Among those volunteering are physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and others committed to the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our fellow parishioners.
The Health Ministry held its inaugural event last autumn when it conducted a Blood Pressure Screening (BPS) in the Parish Center following morning Masses on Sunday, October 25. By all accounts, the event was well received and another BPS is scheduled as part of the 2016 PHM Spring Event from 9:00am to 12:30pm on Sunday, April 17. In addition to the Blood Pressure Screening, the PHM Spring Event will also include a Blood Glucose Monitoring (BGM) initiative.
An online sign-up is required:
If unable to sign up online, please call the parish office at 561-5954 and the secretarial staff can assist you.