Part of maintaining spiritual wellbeing, is managing one’s physical health. There are several opportunities to meet other parishioners and assist your health.
“Do you not understand that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, lives in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy them, for the temple of God is holy and so you as His temple, are holy.
“Do you not know your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives within you, whom you have received as a gift from God? You are not your own. You were bought with a price purchased by Jesus’s blood. Therefore, glorify God in your body and in the Spirit, which belong to God.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide with Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Suicide Awareness is a growing initiative in our culture and our Church that reminds us to regularly check in with ourselves and with our loved ones, especially during seasons of stress, anxiety, or despair. Suicide prevention and offering comfort to those grieving a loss from suicide can be difficult to navigate. This page offers resources for hope and guidance for those who need it.
Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines:
Seven signs someone is at risk for suicide:
1. Talking about suicide
2. A bipolar or depression diagnosis
3. Drinking and drug use
4. Feelings of anxiety and guilt
5. Buying a firearm
6. Internet searches
7. Age, most common among adults 45-64
Bringing up the subject of suicide does not increase the chances that a person will become suicidal or be more likely to act on such thoughts. In fact, it is just the opposite. Understanding Suicide reviews the risk factors, warning signs, how to talk about suicide and how Pine Rest can help.
Red Cross Blood Drive: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 12:00-5:45 p.m., Room 142
Volunteers help to set-up, register and arrange the refreshment area. Shifts are generally 2-3 hours twice a year. Scheduled time: 12:00-5:45 p.m., usually June and December.
This ministry provides transportation to medical appointments for parishioners in need. Time commitment is usually 2-4 hours depending on the location of the appointment. (Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon). Paperwork required: background check and insurance information form.
This is a great opportunity for you to exercise and enjoy fellowship with other member of the Parish. This is open to all and please invite a friend!
Fitness classes strengthen the whole self and provide fellowship. They meet most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the Youth Center throughout the year. Come join us for balancing, stretching and strengthening classes. Canned goods donation.
Volunteers willing to assist those with special needs by preparing for sacraments, participating in the mass and parish life as availability allows. Skills needed: a good listener, patience, and leader.
By appointment only, Monday-Thursday. Contact Nancy for an appointment at (616) 842-0001 ext. 119.