The Health Ministry of St. Paul Catholic Church emphasizes the congregation's wholeness of body, mind and spirit. The concept of the Health Ministry is to promote the Church as a "healing place." The focus is to promote healing, wellness and disease prevention information and resources to parishioners and the church community. Our activities include:
Free Blood Pressure Screening Clinics
Medical Equipment (DME) loan program
The Healing Place Newsletter
Presentations and Workshops (For more information please choose the buttons in the right margin.)
Mission Statement of the St. Paul Health Ministry
CPR Class – Sunday, February 19th
The Health Ministry will sponsor its biannual CPR Class this year on Sunday, February 19th at 1 p.m. in the parish hall. The American Heart Association CPR class will be presented by Jill de Diego and Cori de Diego. The cost is $25 per person and includes a two-year certificate. Class size is limited to 30. Please call Clara Heimericks to register 916-689-3932.
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Volunteers are always needed. They need not be members of the medical community. You are needed to : make phone calls, serve as interpreters, help set up and take down before and after events, to facilitate or teach a class and provide help as needed. If you are interested call Clara at 689-3932.
Got a Cold?
More than 100 viruses can cause colds, the world’s most common illness, and most people average about three colds every year. Once it enters the body the cold virus begins to multiply, causing sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, aches and pains, mild fever, nasal congestion and coughing. Over-the-counter cough and cold remedies may relieve some of the symptoms, but they will not prevent, cure or even shorten the course of the illness.
To lessen your chances of coming down with a cold keep up your natural resistance through good nutrition, and getting enough sleep and exercise. Avoid direct contact with those who have colds, and wash your hands frequently.
If you get a cold be respectful of others, cover your coughs and sneezes, and, if possible, limit your contact with others.