Healthy ministry gathering Sept. 27


By Anne Marie Amacher
The Catholic Messenger

Parish nurses and health ministers in the Diocese of Davenport are invited to the fifth bi-annual healthy ministry gathering.

This fall’s event will be held Sept. 27 at St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf, said Cathy Thennes. She is one of the organizers for the event and a parish nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bettendorf.

All are invited to meet in the gathering space and then sit together for Mass at 11 a.m. A lunch will be served from noon-12:45 p.m. From there, IlaMae Hanisch will facilitate “Challenging Today’s Culture: Incorporating Catholic Social Teaching in Parish Nursing.” Hanisch is the former adult and family formation/lay ministry coordinator for the diocese.


After the talk, a sharing of ideas and happenings will close out the day. The event ends at 3:15 p.m.
Reservations are due by Sept. 18 to Helen Dorr at (563) 332-7910, ext. 122 or healthministry@stjohn

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