Just as the Eucharist is a source of comfort and healing as an integral part of our Precious Blood spirituality, we are a source of care and comfort to people who are in pain or in need of help in communities throughout the U.S. and beyond. Helping others achieve new life through self-giving and abundant love lies at the very heart of Christianity. It echoes Jesus’ words and ministries in life as well as His immeasurable humbleness and generosity demonstrated on the Cross. Our eternal gratefulness and adoration compel us to serve our sisters and brothers who suffer from illness or injury and to aid those who work on their behalf. We are a healing presence in hospitals, clinics, and community programs serving in many different spiritual, professional, and clinical roles.
Health Care Ministries
- Home Care Providers
- Mental Health Workers
- In California, CPPS Reaches Out for Community Health
- Outreach to the Homeless
Sister Joanne Belloli
I work for Livingston County Catholic Charities in Howell, Michigan, as a clinical social worker specializing in mental health and the treatment of substance use disorders.
One of my responsibilities is to facilitate a program that includes outreach to individuals who have legal consequences. Other aspects include assisting individuals in gaining strategies to manage mental health issues and recovery from substance use. Read More
I think often about the preciousness of people and the preciousness of life. Because each of us is created by God, we are all precious. My attempt in being with my clients is to focus on compassionate care and compassionate living as well as to assist individuals as they find inner freedom, healing, and a deeper sense of self all of which may lead to an increased self-esteem.
Sister Joanne with a client; Rich Kalonick photo.
Sister Terry Maher
Sister Terry is the assistant manager of the spiritual care department at St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, California. Part of her duties include being chaplain for both the neonatal intensive care unit and the emergency department. “A lot of what I do is being a listening presence,” Sister Terry said. “It’s being able to be present to a lot of needs.”
Sister Terry with a patient at St. Bernardine Medical Center; Dave Eck photo.