Health Ministry Mission Statement
Promoting wellness and harmony of body, mind, and soul in our faith community.
Why is there a Health Ministry in the church?
We all know that nurses take care of the physical and emotional needs of people who are in the process of healing. But, when you have a nurse in the church it adds another element of need to healing. The parish nurse and the Health Ministry volunteers at Our Lady of the lake are in the church to promote not only the physical and emotional health of our parish members but also promote and offer a spiritual dimension of care which is central to the Health Ministry and necessary to support and comfort the souls of our parishioners.
What We Do
The Health Ministry focuses on the intentional care of the spirit by integrating Faith and Healing, providing compassionate support, and encouraging healing prayer all the while promoting health and preventing illness through:
Faith Community Nursing centers on keeping the body, mind, and spirit in balance, each level supporting the other to promote whole person health. Through his or her own faith, the nurse and ministry volunteer emphasizes the spiritual dimension of health using prayer, support groups, simple presence, and Sacraments to promote healing and achieve wholeness in, with, and through a community of faith.
Current Health Ministry Programs
Donna Barton, RN Parish Nurse
Susan Welch, RN Parish Nurse
Crisis Phone Numbers
Help line for domestic violence
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Crisis Intervention
Hearing-imparied dial: 711
Urgent Walk-In Clinic
7:00 AM-10:30 PM
4212 SE Division St, Portland
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline