Accompanying You on Your Journey of Faith and Dementia
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“She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”
About the Ministry
Faith that cures. Those living with dementia hold that in their hearts, and while cannot cure them of dementia, we can help them continue to draw close to the Lord, healing them of the distress, fear, and isolation dementia invites into our lives.
Faith does not jump out the window when dementia walks through the door. Memory may diminish, but our spirit still thirsts for Christ. While the health care industry strips one of their faith because of their diagnosis of dementia, we, the Hem of Christ Ministry, seeks to help them return to the sacraments, grow in faith, and live fully alive. We can bring the hem of Christ to others.
To equip those living with dementia with the tools they need to live the dignity of the faith.
Pillars of the Ministry
We are all living with dementia. And when a diagnosis enters our lives, the community left standing is often our faith community. How do we then strengthen our community of faith so they can best walk with us through all the trials and triumphs of life?
More information coming soon.
Parishes and Communities
Families and Individuals
21 When Jesus had crossed again [in the boat] to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. 22 One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet 23 and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her* that she may get well and live.” 24 He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him. 25 There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. 28 She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” 29 Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30 Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?” 31 But his disciples said to him, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”
Get Involved and Follow Along
We learn through the beauty of art. We connect through our shared stories. We find the hem of Christ in one another.
While I am Catholic, and view faith through that lens, I can connect you with others across the Midwest, Greater New York, and New England regions, who live and practice various faith traditions.
In Partnership and Support with these three great organizations! Thank you for helping this ministry move beyond what I can do alone.