St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Hastings, Nebraska
Past Health Ministry Sponsored Events 2015 and 2014
Parish health ministry tends to body, mind and soul
Thursday, April 23
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
What are my Spiritual Gifts?
How do I use them as God wants?
John Mueller, Chaplain at Mary Lanning
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!
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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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."
Mental Illness Awareness Week
To promote a healthy
MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT,
The Health Ministry hosted
a blood drive and
mental health booth
October 4th and 5th, 2014
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