Health Ministry News

Prayer Shawl Ministry – There a number of crocheted or knitted prayer shawls available for any parishioner needing prayer during a period of crisis, medical or otherwise. Call the parish office, 660-827-2311, if you would like one or know of someone who would appreciate one. These shawls are made by talented parishioners who pray for the recipient will crocheting or knitting.

Flu Season is Coming! Flu season occurs every year in the fall and winter, but peaks between December and February in the United States. The CDC recommends that adults and children older than 6 months get a flu shot by the end of October, so there is still time to protect you and your family! Schedule your flu vaccine now with your care provider or with a local pharmacy!

Why do you need the flu shot? The fly can cause serious complications that require hospitalization like pneumonia, dehydration, or even worsening of other chronic illnesses. Not only will the flu shot give you better protection against being infected with the influenza virus, but even if you do still get infected, the vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness.