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Annual Mass for Health Care Professionals

Save the Date: The White Mass for Health Care Professionals has been set for Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., 2020 at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. The Bishop’s Blessing of Health Care Professionals (PDF) can be used in your church.

New FCNs Commissioned

The third Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Class was held in May 2019. Five new FCN’s were Commissioned on Friday, May 17, bringing the total to 21 new FCN’s since we started a class in St. Cloud in April of 2018.

Pictured here (left-to-right) are: Back row - Carol Engelhart, RN, MS, FCN, Foundations of FCN Class Educator; Joyce Simones, RN, EdD, FCN, Foundations of FCN Lead Educator. Front row - Rebecca Anderson, Faithbridge Church, Park Rapids; Barb Friederichs, St. Mary’s, Alexandria; Sheila Klous, Fellowship Bible Church, Pierz; Tami Rieland, St. Paul’s Church, Sauk Centre; May Schomer, Fellowship Bible Church, Pierz.

Congratulations to this wonderful group! They bring diverse nursing and faith backgrounds to this ministry.

  • May and Sheila are from the Bible Fellowship Church in Pierz.
  • Barb joins Parish Nurse, Kathy Fischer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria.
  • Becky joins 3 other FCN’s at Faithbridge Church in Park Rapids.
  • Tami is new to St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre.
  • Four work as RN’s, one is retired and another is retiring.