Parish Nurse Program:
This program is to help people live healthy lives. It uses the holistic health care approach for the parish family, which is concerned with the mind and spirit, as well as the body. The spiritual component is an essential part of the Parish Nurse role.
This ministry belongs to the people. The nurse assesses individuals and their families and implements services to best meet their needs and promote maximum healing. This can involve acting as a medical advocate for the individual or family, when needed. The nurse provides health education and has resources for community based programs, as well as resources within the parish.
The nurse works in collaboration with the Priest and the staff to provide support and care for the parishioners. The Parish Nurse interfaces with other parish organizations or ministries and recruits volunteers to address the identified needs.
Parish Nurse: Mary Miller, R.N., 384-0532, Ext. 211 or 380-2862
Health Ministry Team:
The nurse coordinates volunteers, known as the Health Ministry Team, as an extension of the above services provided. This team provides back-up and extension of services, such as: assisting with education and promotion, special programs, support, providing transportation and respite care for the parish families.
Parish Thrift Store:
4th & Eddy Streets
Grand Island, NE 68801
The Blessed Sacrament Parish Thrift Store was established on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 1999. Blessed Sacrament is committed to taking care of the human family—especially God’s beloved poor.
The Thrift Store has a decidedly Christian mission of providing quality, useable clothes, furniture, appliances, electronics, books, toys, etc., at an affordable price. The Thrift Store, thereby, provides a way to recycle merchandise and helps families provide for themselves with dignity.
Merchandise is very moderately priced. Beyond that, the Parish Thrift Store provides for those who are without funds through a variety of charitable means.
All merchandise at the Thrift Store is donated, and the funds derived from resale help fund various outreach programs.
The second Sunday of each month, parishioners bring food items for the Parish Food Pantry. These items are then donated to families in need.
The Sunset Group (50+) offers an opportunity for our senior citizens to share some time together. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month for 12:05 p.m. Mass, followed by a home cooked dinner and a program of education or entertainment. A free will offering is taken to help defray costs.
Coffee & Rolls:
Coffee and rolls are served each Sunday after the 7:45 a.m. Mass and 10:00 a.m. Mass. A free will offering is taken to help defray costs.