PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE
PARISH COMMUNITY ~ WELCOME
The Mission of Parish Nurse Ministry within The Parish of Christ the King is “to promote Jesus as our Healer and Great Physician by ministering to the sick, advocating for the oppressed and promoting health and wholeness within our Parish Community.”
WHAT IS PARISH NURSING?
Parish Nursing and Health Ministry is a Parish-based ministry, which cares for the whole person — body, mind and spirit. This ministry arises from the needs of the Parish Community and is realized through the talents of registered nurses and other health professionals or lay leaders who combine health science with pastoral care.
While each Parish Community’s program is unique, all programs provide for wellness, health and healing as well as access to community health resources.
“Many people who have gone into nursing were motivated by a desire to service people in a whole-person manner… freedom to minister holistically to people is the gift that Parish Nursing offers.”
Father of Parish Nursing
Betty was born and raised in County Waterford, Ireland. She Graduated from Sefton General Hospital, Liverpool, England. She went on to earn a BS Degree at Emmanuel College, Boston. Her experience includes Operating Room Nurse for 23 years at Mass General Hospital, Saint Margaret’s Hospital, Faulkner Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. Presently she is the Community Health Nurse for VNA of Cape Cod.
Other achievements include past District V President, Cape & Islands Council of Catholic Women. Past President of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and served on Nominating Committee for the National Council of Catholic Women.
Betty also has volunteer experience as Past Director of Youth Ministry at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, North Falmouth, MA, 5 years. CCD teacher St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, North Falmouth, MA, 5 years and Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She served on the Board of Directors of Falmouth Free Clinic, now known as Cape Cod Community Health Center. As well as serving on the Board of Directors of Falmouth Service Center. Betty has volunteered 10 years with Cape Cares, medical mission to Honduras and was the recipient of the Marion Medal in 1990. She is presently a Eucharistic Minister at Christ the King Parish.
Most recently she has graduated from the Parish Nurse Program at St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, earning a designation as FCN, Faith Community Nurse. Betty lives in Mashpee with her Husband Joe and is enjoying this appointment as Parish Nurse for The Parish of Christ the King.
The American Nurses Association recognizes parish nursing as a specialty and parishioners follow the Scope and Standard of Practice for Parish Nursing.
Click “VOLUNTEER” to print a form and help with this ministry.
Click “BLOOD PRESSURE” to print a form for the free clinic.
NEXT BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC ~ Sat. May 02 following the 4:00 PM Mass and Sun. May 03 following 8:30 and 10:30 AM Masses. THERE IS NO BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC SCHEDULED IN APRIL.
For personal health consultations, Questions, or volunteer interest in the Nursing Ministry, please write or call:
Betty Mazzucchelli, RN., FCN. Email:ELIZMAZZ@Comcast.net 508.477.1110 Cell 508.566.1726
OR Contact The Parish of Christ the King The Commons P.O. Box 1800 Mashpee, MA 02649 ~ 508.477.7700