The Parish nurses are available to provide information, act as a referral source, and answer your questions regarding health issues.
If you are going through a personal issue and require assistance or you just need to talk to someone, they are available for you. If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with an illness, or needs a liason between the medical world and your faith community, the nurses will be able to provide this service.
They are also responsible for aspects of the required documentation for volunteers as laid out in the Saskatoon Roman Catholic Diocese Covenant of Care policy and oversee the maintenance of our A.E.D. (Artificial External Defibrillator)
You may make an appointment to meet with our nurses, Deb Bauche or Ethna Martin, by calling the Parish office at (306) 343-0325, or by emailing them at: or .
They are also the co-ordinators for:
In the care package ministry, you will be invited to bring soup or casseroles (in single serving portions), or baking, to the Church which the nurses will deliver to those in need. Those parishioners who are unable to prepare a meal, whether it be due to illness, surgery, trauma, or the birth of a new babe, may request a care package to help them until they are able to get back on their feet again.
In this ministry, you would be asked to take communion to someone at their home who is unable to come to Mass. The time commitment would probably be once a month. This visit can be made any day of the week and is not a weekend only commitment.
In the prayer chain ministry, parishioners sign up to pray for those individuals who are going through a difficult time. You will be sent a list of first names only, and are to include these individuals when you say your daily prayers.
In the prayer shawl ministry, individuals are invited to either knit or crochet prayer shawls. The nurses will give these to fellow parishioners who are in need so they may wrap themselves in it and know their fellow parishioners are praying for and suporting them in their time of need.
In the transportation ministry, you would be willing to provide transportation for someone who is housebound to take them to an appointment or to bring them to weekend Mass.