Health Cabinet

The Health Cabinet plans and implements initiatives that promote health in the parish and beyond.  


Join us as we Walk the Mission Trails of the Southwest

SW Missions Walk 2017

 We are starting September 25th and ending on November 19th

This fall the parishioners of St. John Neumann will be walking the mission trails of the SW.  We would like you to join us not only by walking but also be sending in information about events you experienced along the route described below.  This is one way for all of us to get to know each other better and to feel more a part of the our parish community.  

Did you get married, go to school, make your first communion or experience any other sacrament or major event at a place along this route?  Did you visit any missions along this route?  We would love to have your stories and photos about your experiences along the route that we could include on the poster describing our progress in Gillin Hall, as well as on the church website.  If several of you have experiences in the same place, we might not have all of them on the poster and might edit them for the website.  Please note that by sending us materials you are giving us permission to make them public.

Please send photos and stories to or by mail to k.Scharer, 6403 Brockington Drive, Columbia, SC 29206, as soon as possible, so they can be received and used in time.


Our trip begins in San Antonio, TX where there are many Spanish missions.  After visiting the missions in this area we will walk to Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and El Paso, TX, then on to Las Cruces, NM.  We will then journey on to Tucson, Phoenix, and Yuma, Arizona, and on into California.  We will walk up the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco, stopping at missions along the way.  If we are making good progress we will then walk across to Reno, Nevada and onto Las Vegas.  We will continue on to south of Flagstaff,AZ, and into New Mexico, visiting mission in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and then flying back to South Carolina.

I hope to hear from many of you!

Kathy Scharer

Tour Director


Programa de Caminata del Gabinete de Salud para el otono de 2017

Walk the SW Missions Adult Booklet Fall 2017

SW Missions Walk Report Form

Texas Missions Map

Week 1 Missions Walk

Week 2 Missions Walk

Week 3 Missions Walk

Week 4 Missions Walk

Week 5 Missions Walk

Week 6 Missions Walk 

Week 7 Missions Walk

Week 8 Missions Walk


Health Cabinet Meeting Dates for 2017/2018:

2017:   August 13th    September 10th    October 8th   November 12th    December 2nd

2018:  January 7th   February 11th   March 11th   April 15th   May 20th   June 10th   August 12th

Contact: Wendy Bobadilla (Parish Nurse), 803-788-3252,  ext. 327 or 803-413-4797