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

Healthy People, Healthy Parish New Name, New Mission To serve the Church by improving the health of the parish – one person at a time. Healthy Parish 2020 has been in operation for over a year now and it’s time for a few changes. O...

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Balancing Act Good posture leads to better balance.  By standing up straight, your weight is centered over your feet. This helps you maintain correct form while walking and exercising.  Working on posture and balance can strengthen your ...

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Healthy Parish 2020 will begin a 10-week exercise class on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, which will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 1:00 PM in the Parish Center. I’m trying to reserve the gymnasium so that we can have plenty of room....

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Using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Improve Your Health When we celebrated Pentecost, we heard the story about the coming of the Holy Spirit.  The Jerusalem pilgrims who heard Peter’s first Pentecostal sermon, were pierced to the hear...

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Summer is swiftly approaching and folks are heading for the great outdoors.  Communing with nature and enjoying the sight and sounds of God’s creatures living around us.  Animals, insects, spiders, and snakes to name just a few. ...

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A Marian Month of May The feast day of St. Louis de Montfort was Friday, April 28. Born in France in 1673, St. Louis de Montfort was ordained as a priest in 1700.  An avid walker, he walked to neighboring villages teaching people about their ...

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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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