A Healthier You
At St. Patrick we are concerned about all of our parishioners and want everyone to be the healthiest that they can be! We offer many health awareness events and clinics:
Parish Nurse Ministry
Parish Nurse Ministry Involves professional health care persons who are parishioners. Leadership training and other services are provided through St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Our blood drive occurs twice a year. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation.
When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood.
From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle. Please join us in our mission to maintain a safe and stable blood supply.
Other Services Offered
- Screening for blood pressure on the second Sunday.
- Health Fair (annually, in the fall) includes some diagnostic screening tests as well as flu shots, informative materials and displays, and health care personnel to answer questions.
- At the request of the Christian Service Dept., a Parish Nurse will make a pastoral home visit to assess a situation and make recommendations for the benefit of the person involved.
- Education programs and training classes such as CPR and Concerns of persons with disabilities.
- Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick - This can be arranged by contacting Christian Service at 248-698-3103. The Sacrament of Anointing can take place in the home, in the hospital, or at the church. Persons should be anointed before surgery or extended therapy or treatment, if there is a condition such as a heart problem, diabetes, an addiction, or mental or emotional illness. The elderly and those with compromised immune systems should also be anointed. This sacrament is for healing, not death, and can be received more than once. Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is celebrated during a weekend Mass at least once a year.
- Resources and Referrals Information on sources for assistance with health care issues such as respite care, part-time in-home care, assisted living and day care options for elder persons, assessments, medical assistance, and so on, is available by calling 248-698-3103.