Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Catholic Medicine

A group in the Austin Diocese has been doing medical missions for a while now. Here is their goal as an organization:
Our Goal as a Team

The goal of our medical missionary team is to provide health care services to poverty stricken families in the Mexico and Central/South American countries. Many of the villagers are farm laborers and earn meager wages for a day's work. Due to the remoteness and isolation, along with the non-availability of health care services, this has created dire hardship for the people in these areas.

We travel 2-4 times a year with medicines, doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, interpreters, and medical support staff. Our trips are usually a week in length and involve setting up clinics in remote areas and ministering to small communities. A typical mission will see between 2000-3000 adults and children in 5 days. Some of these patients will travel for hours to stand in line to see a doctor.

Many times we see children that have never seen
a doctor or dentist in their lives.
Now, they are starting a new project, which I think is a great example of subsidiarity put into action:
To continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for those uninsured or underinsured people within the Round Rock, Texas area by promoting wellness and providing physical, emotional and spiritual care with dignity.

Our next Informational meeting is May 11th, 7:00 pm
St William Catholic Church
620 Round Rock West, Round Rock, TX

Come hear the details and check out the volunteer oportunities to get involved in our clinic. We are looking for Doctors, Nurses, office volunteers, community liaison persons, and financial backing for the clinic. It takes a community wide effort to help those in our own backyards. Why not join us and see if the Lord is calling you to help.
Please pray and support great works like this!

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