One of our Faithful - and Faithfilled - Volunteers
Jeanne Palmer likes to say “you get what you give,” and she firmly believes she gets a lot out of volunteering at Benedictine Health Center, Minneapolis (BHCM). Jeanne has been a volunteer here for three years. She faithfully arrives every Wednesday morning to help Jan Stanton, our Director of Spiritual Care, lead services for our residents.
Jeanne, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle parish, was looking for a volunteer opportunity when she came across a BHCM information booth at the Mall of America. She liked that we are a Catholic organization and she liked the idea of helping people get to Mass during the week. During her tenure, BHCM has changed from celebrating Mass all together to holding more informal services on each floor, which makes it easier for residents to attend.
According to Jeanne, she “doesn’t have any talents,” but just likes the idea of being able to help. We at BHCM know Jeanne has a very special talent for helping our residents feel God’s love for them, and we are blessed to have her as part of our BHCM family.
Prayer services are held on each floor:
Tuesdays, weekly, 2nd floor, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, weekly, 4th floor, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, weekly, 3rd floor, 10:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass is celebrated on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in our 5th floor diningroom. All are welcome.
This beautiful stained glass window featuring Christ as the Good Shepherd is a focal point in our chapel. The window is from the meditation chapel in the original Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis. This historic building, located on 1st Avenue an 18th Street, was the first home of Benedictine Health Center of Minneapolis.
It is through the lens of the past that we gain perspective of the future. In this timeless image of Christ gathering and protecting his flock, we are inspired toward our mission to serve.