Health & Wellness Committee

Immunization Seminar

On Tues. Sept. 11, 2018 our Health and Wellness Cmte will host Ann Marie Sims, Public Health Nurse, who will present on vaccines for influenza, shingles, pneumonia and more. Come and learn how vaccines protect yourself and others. Bring your family and friends. 7pm in the Parish Hall.  Be Aware and Be Prepared!


Mental Health Seminar

Our Mental Health Seminar was well attended by parishioners and members of the community.  If you are looking for any of the resources referenced at the seminar, please see the lists below.  For more information about Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, and for crisis numbers please visit www.wrspc.ca.

Resources to check out:

Surviving Suicide Bereavement – Finding Life After Death
by Brendan McManus SJ, available on Amazon
Also by Brendan McManus: Surviving Suicide in The Furrow journal  and Redemption Road

Grief After Suicide resource list
Book Resources for children
WRSPC Resource Library


We have arrived back at St. Francis of Assisi Church!

We have arrived back at St. Francis of Assisi Church!

As of Easter Sunday we walked 18,971.54km!

The total distance to Jerusalem and back is only 18,804km, so we surpassed twice our original goal! Thank you to the Health and Wellness Committee for organizing this event, and to all who walked with intention this Lent.


The Health and Wellness Committee’s role is to help parishioners be healthy; physically, emotionally and spiritually. They create and distribute newsletters with seasonal health and wellness tips, and sponsor two parish events per year.

If you have any ideas for events, please email stfranciswalktojerusalem@gmail.com.

Below are past newsletters:

Winter 2014
Winter 2013
Fall 2013
Summer 2013