Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Faith Community Nurse

Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark, DNP, RN
Faith Community Nurse
Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

As we seek to share the Love of Christ with those around us, I offer the following to aid you on your journey of healing and faith.

“There are two extremes to avoid: being completely absorbed in your pain and being distracted by so many things that you stay far away from the wound you want to heal.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love

Let me know how I may assist you.  If you are in need of a homebound communion visit or are living in a care center/assisted living and would like to receive communion, please contact me.

With Peace, Betsy Clark

GriefShare Program Begins February 22, 2024

This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past 
participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around  people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain 
emotions. You will learn valuable information about renewing your hope for the future.

GriefShare will be held Thursdays, February 22 – May 16 at 10:30 AM in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2.

Cost: $15.00 (Scholarships are available.)

Any questions, call Betsy at the Parish Office 763-441-1483 x308.
To register, call the Parish Office 763-441-1483 x308 by February 12.

Thinking about hearing aids? Learn more from the MN Department of Human Services's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division:

If you have been thinking about buying new hearing aids this year, there have been some important changes that may impact your decision making.

The Minnesota Legislature changed the statute addressing hearing aid coverage by Minnesota health insurance plans. This change went into effect on July 1, 2023, and requires plans to cover hearing aids for all ages (not just children under age 18). Insurance plans also cannot limit the amount they will pay for hearing aids unless the limit is the same for other services covered under the plan. 

If you have mild hearing loss, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids might be a good solution for you. These hearing aids are available from pharmacies, electronics retailers and online retailers, among others. Even though you don't need a hearing test to buy OTC hearing aids, getting a hearing test from an audiologist may help you find the best hearing aids for your needs. Check with your insurance company about whether a hearing test is covered under your plan and whether you need a referral to see an audiologist. You may also ask if your insurance covers OTC hearing aids.

You can use funds from your flexible spending accounts (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA) to pay for OTC hearing aids or any co-payment for prescription hearing aids. 

If you have questions about hearing aid coverage or getting hearing aids, call the customer service phone number on your medical insurance card.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division has several guides to hearing aids that may be useful to you:

Getting hearing aids 
Hearing aid insurance appeals 
Over-the-counter hearing aids

Questions? Contact Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division
If you have other questions about hearing aids, please contact Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division:

Videophone: 651-964-1514
Voice or preferred relay service: 651-431-5945 or  800-657-3663