The Community Health Ministry provides parishes and the larger community an opportunity to serve one another through health and wellness ministry that engages all in the healing ministry of Christ.

Serves as a resource center for people, faith communities, schools and other organizations desiring information and assistance in developing faith community nursing and health ministry programs.

Health Ministries Network of the Mid-South

Health Ministries Network of the Mid-South is an ecumenical organization of faith community nurses, health ministers and members of the clergy. The main purpose is to provide education, support, networking and resources to all who are involved in faith community nursing and health ministries. For more information visit:

Ministry to People With Mental Illness

As people of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, we are dedicated to living our Baptismal commitment: by embracing all who suffer from mental illness, by encouraging other to follow the teachings of the Catholic Church and the examples given by our Savior Jesus Christ, and by offering support and acceptance to all persons affected by mental illness, including their families.

The NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) – WHIM (With Hope in Mind) Support Group (for family members and friends of those with Mental Illness) 901-725-0305


Ministry to the Sick

This ministry embraces love for others, as its fundamental concept along with our Lord’s concern for the sick & lonely. 

Ministry to the Sick – New Minister Training

The next Minister to the Sick training will be held on April 29 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at St. Francis Church in Cordova. 

This training is designed to provide new ministers with the basic tools that will be helpful in their ministry. As a trained minister you bring compassion, communion and become sacramental presence of Christ for those sick and homebound. Candidates are required to send completed registration form signed by the pastor or representative by representative by April 24. No Registrations are accepted on the day of the training. Training is limited to 15 people.

Registration forms are available at your parish office or online. 

For more information call the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation at 373-1234 or email:

Download the registration form here. MTS Tng Reg. form

After hours emergency response team (AHERT)

Was developed to respond to the pastoral needs of hospitalized Catholic patients in a timely manner after normal office hours/weekends and holidays. The team consists of Deacons and experienced Lay Ministers, to respond to emergency calls from area hospitals after office hours, on weekends and holidays.

Ministry to People With Disabilities & Special Needs

Mission of the Diocesan Committee: To assist the Christian Community in the pastoral care, service and justice dimensions of our faith for people with disabilities.

Activities include:

  • Parish sponsored monthly Sunday social
  • Diocesan annual day of reflection
  • Annual liturgy celebration
  • Educational programs for families.

For more resources & information about disability and special needs, go to:

St. Angela Ministry at Saint Louis Church

This ministry, named after the patron saint for those who are handicapped, disabled and challenged is being developed to address the unique needs of those parishioners with disabilities and their families. Respite time is offered from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. on Saturdays to allow families of these parishioners to attend Mass or go to dinner together. Contact Susan Holliday at to register.

Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN)

“Where nursing, ministry and Catholic mission meet”

The Mid South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) was established in 2002. The mission is to give nurses of different backgrounds, but with the same Roman Catholic values, the opportunity to promote moral principles within the Catholic Church context in nursing and stimulate desire for professionals’ improvement. This approach to Roman Catholic doctrine focuses on educational programs, spiritual nourishment, patient advocacy and integration of faith and health.

As we continue to share our faith and values with each other, we simultaneously reach outward to the larger church and also our community, as we offer support to those in need.

Membership is open to all Catholic registered, licensed and retired nurses, nursing students residing in west Tennessee, east Arkansas and north Mississippi.

Benefits of Membership

Joining the Mid\South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) puts you in touch with other medical professionals who share your faith and values. Designed to address specific interests of nurses and nursing students, membership is open to all healthcare professionals residing in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and Northern Mississippi.

Membership benefits include:

  • Education Programs with CEU´s
  • Spiritual & ethical insights
  • Social gatherings
  • Annual Liturgy for Health Care Workers
  • Being part of the Catholic Nurse Voice
  • Networking & resources

To apply for membership you can download the registration form here:  MSAACN membership form_May2020

For more information call the Office of Pastoral Life Ministries at  or send an email to:

Advance Care and Making Moral Decisions

Please click on the attachments for details on the following topics: Advance Care Planning Form, Making More Decisions and Planning a Catholic Funeral.

Advance_care_plan form

Making Moral Decisions booklet

Planning a Catholic Funeral

Prayers for the End of Life (for renewed strength, for the sick, for the elderly, for those about to die, intercessions.)

Ethical and Religious Directives

Medical Equipment Lending Closet Ministry

Large variety of durable medical equipment (wheelchair, hospital bed, etc.) and supplies available to the larger community based on need and availability. 

Church of Incarnation Parish – Lending Closet Ministry 901-853-7468


For more information on any of the above ministries, please contact the Department of Pastoral Care: 901-373-1222, Deacon Rick Martin.
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