St. Cecilia Catholic Church.     Hastings, Nebraska

Past Health Ministry Sponsored Events 2015 and 2014

May 2015

Diocesan News


Parish health ministry tends to body, mind and soul


Read the article here

April 2015

Nurse Retreat


Thursday, April 23


Centennial Hall

St. Cecilia Catholic Church


What are my Spiritual Gifts?

How do I use them as God wants?


Guest Speaker:

John Mueller, Chaplain at Mary Lanning

March 2015

Information about Colorectal Cancer


Among the cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S.


But if everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.


Screening Saves Lives!

Here’s How:


  • Colorectal cancer usually starts from polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn’t be there. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.


  • Screening tests can find polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer


  • Screening tests can also find colorectal cancer early, when the chances of being cured is good.

Testimonial from Richard Hawes:


In August of 2003, it had been about ten years since I had had a colonoscopy. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Seiler and the exam was performed on August 21st, 2003. The results showed some abnormal, suspicious growth in the colon, and he requested that a follow up be completed a year later. On August 18th, 2004, another colonoscopy was performed. The growth had increased considerably in size, shape and color. Dr. Seiler predicted it was pre-cancerous and stated that it needed to be removed as soon as possible. On September 14th, 2004, he performed  a colon resection and removed approximately 10 inches of the affected colon.


Four years later, a follow-up colonoscopy in 2008, showed no signs of returned cancer. I am quite confident that if I had not had the colonoscopy that found the abnormal growth, it would have spread and eventually been fatal.

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February 2015

Presented on Health Ministry and Faith Community Nursing


February 3rd

Ronnette Sailors

December 2014

As a community, we set the goal of walking the equivalent distance from Hastings to Bethlehem over Advent. That's 6,625 miles in just 4 weeks! With 202 distinct "teams" or families, we walked a total of 12,462 miles, nearly the distance there and back in time for Christmas!


Some great quotes from our participants included:


"It was encouraging to be part of a larger community striving for a goal and knowing our little bit helped achieve that goal - that was motivating."


I "felt connected as a parish family working on a common goal."


"I found that I said the rosary more often and I was just more aware of my physical and spiritual needs. It was for a reason bigger than myself."

October 2014

Mental Illness Awareness Week


To promote a healthy



The Health Ministry hosted

a blood drive and

mental health booth


October 4th and 5th, 2014

September 2014

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