Our 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation event was held on Monday, November 6th and was a huge success! Our volunteers began with mass at St. Thomas the Apostle and then had a luncheon catered by Calhoun’s following. Thank you to Eleanor Kulikowski for heading up the committee to plan the event. Special thanks also go to Deacon Gil Campos and Msgr. Bill Gahagan for Mass, and to Brian Aylward and his wife JoAnne for the beautiful music. We want ALL our volunteers to know how much they’re loved the whole year through.
Special Awards and Recognition:
The Judy Award: Vivian Brocato, RN
Congratulations to Vivian Brocato, RN who is the first recipient of The Judy Award, in memory of the clinic’s 1st volunteer Judy Schmidt. Vivian was nominated by her peers and recognized for her compassionate spirit and the extraordinary service and care she gives to the patients she serves.
Volunteer(s) of the Year: Carolyn Hall and Gloria Risko, RN
Congratulations to the 2017 Volunteer of Year recipients Gloria Risko, RN and Carolyn Hall. These two ladies were recognized for their dedication, commitment, and extraordinary service to the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic.
It was 4 years ago yesterday that we dedicated the mobile clinic for service. Despite the current hardships people are undergoing with all the natural disasters, and the ever-present association of this day with the terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and D.C., we cannot help but stop and give thanks to God for all the many blessings He has wrought through this Clinic. We are grateful for every volunteer, every patient, and every staff person who has been a part of the journey.
Join us in welcoming Sr. Monika Mary, RSM! Sister is originally from Germany and has just finished spending 2 years in formation at the Motherhouse in Alma, MI. She will be working as an Administrative Intern with the clinic for six months. She will be traveling with the clinic on all its visits and she looks forward to meeting everyone in the coming weeks. We are excited to have her with us!
THANK YOU St. Francis of Assisi Council of Catholic Women for your generous donation to the Mobile Clinic. This donation will help ensure that our patients in Crab Orchard receive the examinations, laboratory tests, and medications that they need to improve their health. This wonderful group of women has donated over $2,500 over the past 3 years. God Bless you all for your support.
Two of St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic’s volunteers, Patty Johnson and Carm Shaw, presented oils to Bishop Stika during the Chrism Mass on April 11, 2017. The Chrism Mass, held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, is one of the most important liturgical events of the year, when Bishop Stika blesses and distributes the Holy Oils used in the sacraments celebrated in each parish of the diocese throughout the year. The priests also renew their vows during this special mass. We are honored that Patty and Carm were there to represent the mobile clinic, and the healing ministry of Jesus that the clinic extends to its patients.
The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is excited to announce that it will begin traveling to Gatlinburg as a regular clinic site. The mobile clinic will visit Gatlinburg on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning on April 27, 2017. St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 304 Historic Nature Trail, will serve as the partnership site. Primary Care services will be provided at no cost to patients, who are welcome to come from Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. The clinic strictly serves patients who currently have NO health insurance coverage. If you have questions or are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call the clinic office at 865-212-5570. Local volunteers will also be needed to staff the clinic each month during its visit. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please visit the “Volunteer” tab of this site and download a Volunteer Application. Watch for updates and pictures from our Gatlinburg launch coming up in a few weeks!