Most organizations that work with children have some sort of child safety program. Through the Protecting God’s Children program, efforts are made to help Churches and religious organizations refine their roles as child-safe environments and empower adults to protect children. Child abusers seek to operate and abuse their power within nurturing, child-friendly environments where it is assumed that nobody would want to harm a child. Religious organizations are an easy target. The Protecting God's Children program implements safety mechanisms that send a message to all abusers and potential abusers.
If you would like to volunteer, in any capacity at St. Catherine’s (or any parish), you must attend a VIRTUS session. The next session will be held on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lucey Parish Hall.
Please take advantage of this great opportunity! Pre-registration is required - visit www.virtus.org to register for one of these sessions. Please contact Betty Lundgren at 203-637-3661 ext. 331 with any questions.
In spite of the icy weather conditions last Sunday, we are grateful to report a large turnout for the first presentation of Faith Community Nursing’s four-part Symposium for caregivers and those receiving care (which includes every one of us at one time or another!). We have audio recorded Dr. Gregory Bottaro’s exceptional presentation on Works of Mercy – Faith Centered Care. Please contact the ministry if you would like to hear his talk.
Please consider joining us for the next presentation in this series on Sunday, February 19th when Dr. Donna Coletti, Founder and Medical Director of Palliative Care at Greenwich Hospital presents Peace through Preparation – Talking About End-of-Life Decisions. You can also plan on attending our upcoming presentations - see our flyer.
We are most thankful for the wonderful support of our dear Pastor and that of the Parish Staff for helping us to make these offerings possible! Visit our page for more information about the Faith Community Nursing Ministry at St. Catherine of Siena.