• Parish Nurse

    Focusing on the unique spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the congregation, the parish nurse supports a holistic approach to health care, emphasizing the spiritual dimension of patient needs.  Through this health care apostolate, the parish nurse may bring the Eucharist to those who are ill or disabled and needing special support at home, hospital, or nursing home.  A parish nurse visit also provides in-home physical and safety assessments, health care education, counseling, and referrals.
     
    The parish nurse program provides a monthly blood pressure screening clinic in Wittman Library.  Additionally, a secondary blood pressure clinic and senior exercise group are made available to the V.I.P. Club.  

    The program sponsors blood donation opportunities usually four times a year in March, May, August, and November.  If you would like to donate blood contact MaryAnne Frank at 612-787-1182 or email her at mafrank@stchb.org
     

  • Natural Family Planning

    Classes in the Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning begin regularly throughout the year. A course series consists of an Introductory Session, followed by eight private meetings over a one year period. The use of NFP enables the couple to achieve or avoid pregnancy without the use of artificial means. NFP is consistent with the Church's teaching regarding family planning. The instructor at St. Charles is Brigid Barrett, and she can be reached at brigidbarrett7@gmail.com. Please visit the website www.tcnfp.org for more information, class schedules and registration. 

    Click here for information regarding both the ovulation method and sympto-thermal method of NFP, as well as class schedules throughout the Twin Cities area.