March 14, 2014

Faith and Spirituality Briefs: March 14, 2014

Mercy Care to offer Parish Nurse Training Program

LAKE PLACID — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, will offer the Foundations Course for Faith Community Nursing for Parish Nursing on April 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22.

The course is offered to registered nurses of all faiths. Mercy Care provides the training at no cost to participants but preregistration is required.

The parish nurse offers assistance in obtaining community services, helps with understanding diagnoses, medications and diagnostic tests, and provides blood pressure screening, health education programs and more, a press release states. The parish nurse does not do hands-on nursing or duplicate what is available through the public health nurse, but does bring her nursing experience and her faith to the service of others.

Sister Catherine Cummings, a qualified parish nurse educator, will lead the training course. The Basic Preparation Course for Parish Nurses requires 34 contact hours of training.

To register for the course or for more information, contact Cummings at 523-5582 or

Spaghetti, meatball dinner to benefitSeton Catholic project

PLATTSBURGH — A spaghetti and meatball dinner set for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Seton Catholic will benefit the school’s “40 Days of Hope” project.

Cost for the dinner, sponsored by the Seton Catholic National Honor Society, is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Take-outs will be available.

According to a press release, Seton’s goal is to feed 40 people for one year through the North Country Mission of Hope.

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