Health Ministry

There are many people at St. Catherine’s that give of themselves to minister to those in our parish who are homebound, hospitalized or in hospice care, and to promote the health and well being of our parishioners, and the community at-large.  If you are interested in being a part of the Health Ministry at St. Catherine, or if you are in need yourself, please contact our Parish Nurse, Char Stroik. 

 

Home, Nursing Home and Hospital Visits

Visits are made by our Parish Nurse, by request.  Please call the parish office if you would like to set up a time.

Communion to the Homebound

Those willing to serve in this ministry are trained to distribute Communion to anyone at home, in hospital nursing homes, assisted living centers, and to AngelsGrace Hospice.  Visits are made to Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital every Friday morning around 10:00 AM.  Visits to AngelsGrace are made on various days in the afternoon.

Blood Donor Drive

One time each year, usually in the fall, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin comes to St. Catherine’s to hold a blood drive.  Help is always needed to coordinate and work at the blood drive, as well as many people willing to donate blood.  Watch the website and the bulletin for the next date.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood pressures are taken and evaluated, and follow ups are made for those who are in need, every third weekend of the month at both masses at St. Catherine’s and St Joan of Arc.  All medical personnel and parishioners with record keeping skills are welcome and encouraged to volunteer for this important ministry.

Loan Closet

Medical equipment such as walkers, canes, bedside commodes, etc. can be obtained (on a limited basis) for parishioners in need.

“Helping Hands” Services

Information is available through our Parish Nurse for “Helping Hands” services such as transportation needs, snow shoveling, light housekeeping, respite care, etc.