Healthy Parish 2020

Healthy Parish 2020 is a ministry of St. Peter which, started in 2016, designed to help our parishioners to care for themselves as sons and daughters of God, to take care of their health physically, to open themselves to their neighbors, to refresh themselves emotionally, to repair themselves and their loved ones relationally, and to pray for the graces they need to prepare themselves spiritually to encounter God.

One of the functions of Healthy Parish 2020 will be to refer parishioners to programs that will enhance their health in one of several areas – physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual.

Another function of Healthy Parish 2020 will be to provide office hours for a parish nurse to counsel and educate parishioners about matters concerning health-physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, relational health. Quarterly programs will be offered to enhance the health of all those who reside in our parish.

Healthy Parish 2020 invites your active participation in your health, in the health of your fellow parishioners, and in the health of your church. We welcome your thoughts about your health care needs and what programs you would like to see presented at the church. You can contact the Parish Nurse, Retha Lear at rlear@stpstc.org or 636-946- 6641 ext. 203.

Healthy Parish Blog

Forgiveness, Mercy, and Inspiration On the Rocks At Mass on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, children inspired us with Martina McBride’s song Anyway about building, dreaming, believing, singing, loving, and most of all praying.  McB...

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This is our third and final article relating to American Heart Month.  I hope this series has encouraged you to take action now to lower your risk for heart disease. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both can cause heart disease an...

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February is American Heart Month Since December 30, 1963, through an act of Congress, the President of the United States has issued an annual proclamation designating February as "American Heart Month."  In honor of this event, Heal...

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Healthy Parish 2020 offers two classes related to developing healthy habits.  One of these, Temper Temptation, encourages the development of habits leading to the virtue of temperance.  Temperance is the virtue that helps us to control our ...

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Shatter the Myths About Drugs and Alcohol The National Institute on Drugs Abuse (NIDA) has joined forces with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to shatter the myths about teen substance use.  NIDA and NIAAA are ho...

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Two objectives of Healthy People 2020 are to reduce the prostate cancer death rate to 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males and to increase the proportion of men who have discussed advantages and disadvantages of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to scree...

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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may be more likely to get the disease after having a cold or the flu. These illnesses make it hard for your lungs to fight infection, so it is easier to get pneumonia. Having a long-term,...

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ExerStart is a 20-week, low-intensity exercise class designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength and mobility for sedentary adults who want to increase their fitness level. Classes last 45 minutes and meet 2 times a week for 20 weeks. For peop...

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