Parish Health & Wellness


Free Health Screening for Parishioners

Health Education Series


Mercy Parish Nursing is offering a free health screening for parishioners at St. Joseph Church. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know “your numbers.” In order for you to take control of your health, you should know your cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure. Mercy Health Ministry is offering this free blood screening which will allow you to know your numbers and take control of your health. The more you know about your health, the more empowered you will be to take care of yourself!

Where: St. Joseph Church, Amherst – Social Hall lobby
When: TBA
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free health screening includes:

  • Complete metabolic panel (electrolytes, glucose, liver, kidney function)
  • Lipids (Total cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Hemoglobin A1C (diabetes indicator)
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Prostate antigen (form men age 40 and over)
  • Blood pressure

Fasting is recommended for at least 8 hours before the screening, but not required. Take all your morning medications as you normally do. If you have any questions please contact Shelly Bussard at 440-666-0439 or at



Mission: To extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of the church community we serve. We provide education to raise health awareness to the church community through health screenings, health counseling and linking people to appropriate community resources.

Talents: A license in the State of Ohio as a RN or LPN, a person with a health related occupation, or a person interested in wellness, ability to understand and communicate the relationship of body, mind and spirit to health and wellness, understand the commitment of the church’s mission in fostering wellness in today’s society, good communication, interpersonal and caring skills, and understands that the Health Ministry/Nurse Program is a health education service, not “hands-on” nursing.

Time: Commitment of time is 30 minutes to one hour, six to eight times a year when health screenings are scheduled after weekend Masses.

Ministry Leader at St. Joseph: Kathy Northeim, 440-984-3366,;

Second Contact: Michelle Bussard, 440-666-0439,;

Ministry Leader at Nativity: Debby Romes, 440-988-4515,