Health Ministry

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“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God,
and that you are not your own?  For you have been purchased at a price.  
Therefore, glorify God in your body.”
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20

The St. Andrew’s Health Ministry, which includes the Special Needs Ministry (One-In-Christ), works with other parish ministries and the community to promote the Church’s role as a healing “field hospital”. It includes spiritual, physical, emotional and psychological aspects of health.

Membership is open to all. A medical background or degree is not needed to be a member. Potluck meetings are held every month on the first Saturday of each month at either Inwood House or St. Andrew’s All Purpose Room. Next meeting: 12/5/15 at from 12-1:30 at Inwood.


Projects and Activities

  • NEW! Walk to Bethlehem
  • NEW! Snack Packs for the Homeless
  • Health Pamphlets (Carenotes) in narthex
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • CPR/AED classes
  • Ministry to the Sick/Visitor Program
  • Card Ministry
  • First Aid Booth at parish events
  • Blood Drives with St. John the Evangelist
  • Network with Faith Community Nurses / Health Ministries at other churches

For more information please contact Lourdes Sejismundo at 240-505-2018.


Walk to Bethlehem Please participate in this parish wellness project this Advent. Participants report their prayerful miles (20 minutes of activity = 1 mile). Starting November 29, miles will be posted on a map each week. The goal is to get to Bethlehem by Christmas.

  • To keep track of miles throughout Advent, use this tracking form
  • To report miles every Friday during Advent, use this online form, class envelope (SAA students only), or bulletin board* envelope

*Health Ministry bulletin board is located to the immediate right of the church’s main entrance between the church and school. It is updated regularly with information received from the Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Network and other sources.

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Parish Events

Sat 25

Men’s Group

May 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Sun 26

Couples Retreat

May 26 - May 27
Tue 28

Blue Mass

May 28
Wed 29

Mass with Healing Prayers

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 31


May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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