‘Walking with Jesus’ program promotes health, prayer

By Anne Marie Amacher

Cathy Thennes, parish nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bettendorf, stands before a display with information about “Walking with Jesus – A Summer Walking and Healthy Eating Program.” Four Scott County parishes will participate in the walking challenge starting this weekend.

Four Scott County parishes will challenge each other in “Walking with Jesus — A Summer Walking and Healthy Eating Program.”
Our Lady of Lourdes in Bettendorf began its walking program seven years ago and has challenged Holy Family Parish in Davenport for the past three years. This year, Our Lady of the River Parish in LeClaire and St. Ann Parish in Long Grove will join the challenge, which begins May 25 and concludes Aug. 16.
“We are taking steps towards a healthier you.  Walking is an easy, simple way to help you feel better. Walking also allows you quiet time for prayer and reflection,” said Cathy Thennes, parish nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes.

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