Parish Nursing

Contact: Eileen Muscatello 978 758-0680, eileen.muscatello@gmail.com
Catherine Booth 978 764-9446, m-cbooth@comcast.net


This ministry visits our homebound parishioners to determine their spiritual needs and, at the same time, seek out ways in which the parish might better serve the individual.

On the second Friday of every month, we host an “Ask the Nurse” session after the 8 AM Mass.  Coffee and donuts are served at this event.  All are welcome.

Twelve Beatitudes for Parish Nurses

Nurses are “blessed” with a variety of gifts that make them uniquely attractive to church congregations striving toward holistic health.  However, these blessings, not unlike other talents, have their “dark or shadow” side  The following beatitudes should be understood acknowledging that caveat:

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is caring!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is available and accessible to most congregations!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is knowledgeable about community resources and the process of referral!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is cost effective!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she has a high tolerance for ambiguity!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she has had a generalist education and previous employments that have resulted in a broad variety of skills!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is process oriented!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is possessed with a generosity of spirit, both of time and talent!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she focuses on priorities!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is committed, dependable and persevering!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she has a heritage and tradition of pioneering!

Blessed be the parish nurse for she is a believer…in God, clients, nursing, herself and in a better world; here and in the herafter!

Solar-Twadell, A., Djupe, AM & McDermott, MA (Eds.) (1991) Parish Nursing:  The Developing Practice.  Park Ridge, IL: National Parish Nurse Resource Center

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