As part of the ministry team, Parish Nurses focus on the promotion of health within the context of the values, beliefs, practices, mission. and ministry of a faith community. Parish Nurses recognize that health is more than the absence of disease. The Parish nurse acts as a Health Counselor, Health Educator and a Health Advocate.
, Social Justice & Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator
- Sue Aten
- Denise Clarke
Catholic Advance Medical Directive
The mystery of suff ering, illness and death is a reality that we must face for ourselves and, quite often, with our loved loves. Our faith can assist us in making choices that are morally sound and that respect both the goodness of our lives here on earth as well as our vocation to eternal life. These documents, prepared by the Dioceses of Arlington and Richmond, are a tangible expression of the Church’s maternal concern for those who are facing serious illness.