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The PNP is a ministry that promotes the health of the whole person in our parish family. Monthly blood pressure checks are offered after the Sunday Liturgy, as well as various health classes. Registered nurses in the parish are invited to volunteer their time and talent.
Stephen Ministers are trained to visit with those in need on a regular basis, listen, offer resources and referrals, if needed, pray with and for them, and offer Christian love and support. Stephen Ministers give one-on-one care to people who are having a hard time for a variety of reasons. These can include family problems, divorce, loss of a job, death of a family member or anything which may be creating anxiety. A Stephen Minister is not a counselor, therapist, problem solver, or casual visitor. It is a servant ministry modeled on Stephen, the first deacon. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office or one of the Stephen Leaders listed below to find out more about the training.