Health Ministry

The Health Ministry highlights the importance of integrating physical and psychological wellness with faith and spirituality. This parish-based health ministry promotes wellness through education and advocacy. It focuses on health promotion and disease prevention but does not replace the supervised care of a physician nor does it provide clinical care. When healthcare seems confusing, detached, or difficult to access, the health minister can provide resources and encouragement that educate, advocate and promote caring within the context of our Catholic beliefs and practices at St. Joseph the Worker.

The Health Ministry needs dedicated men and women of all ages, genders, and fields of expertise. A healthcare or specialty license is NOT required. The most important assets to bring to this ministry are a willingness to see the person as a whole being, physical, psychological, as well as spiritual, to listen with your heart, and to interact with kindness and compassion.

Contact: Joann Bonneville RN, BSN, FCN at


Join us as we journey through Lent.  You will find posted here a devotional tip for your lenten exercise/walking routine and a delicious meatless recipe for you to try.  We hope you will find that combining devotions, healthy eating, and exercise will open your minds and hearts to a renewed healing presence of God.


At the end of  your walk, reflect on what you noticed that calmed you, brought you joy, connected you to God, or what positive perspective on circumstances that might have been weighing you down.  Consider keeping a journal where you write down one sentence reflecting your awareness of God from each walk.  This can help you keep a more balanced outlook during these days of "Social Distancing" and Staying at Home.  

Pasta FagioliHEALTHY MEATLESS RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Click on the week to view the recipe.

Week One Recipe, Tuscan Pasta  Quick and easy, seven simple ingredients

Week Two Recipe, Mango and Black Bean Tacos  A chilled version of the taco, mixing sweet and savory flavors

Week Three Recipe, 5-Minute Tasty Squash and Beans  Rich in complex carbohydrates, you could eat only this meal and be healthy for life.

Week Four Recipe, Potato-Leek Soup   Serve this creamy soup with a hearty bread to warm your body and soul

Week Five Recipe, Red Bean Sweet Potato Hash  A meatless version of an old stand-by, still rich in protein and vitamins