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Ministry Sponsored Exercised Classes • Health Ministry
NEW!!!! Caring for Kids
The St. Therese Health Ministry will offer the two day Caring for Kids
program on Monday June 17th and Wednesday June 19th
from 9:00a.m to 3:30p.m. in the Sutherland Hall at church.
First aid, infant –child CPR, fire safety, growth and development,
crime prevention and disciplining will be presented.
Students age 11 to 14 are welcome. The cost of the two-day program is $45.
Checks are to be made payable to A-1 Health and Safety.
Students are asked to bring a brown bag lunch and beverage each day.
Register at the church office: 586-254-4433
****Must attend both days****
The mission statement of the Health Ministry of St.Therese of Lisieux is
to assist our local faith community in their efforts to enable members of
the congregation to live full, abundant, and healthy lives balanced among
body, mind and spirit.
The St. Therese Health Ministry meets the second
Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August) at 7:00 PM in the
Resource Room. Any parishioner is welcome to join!
Parish Nurses: Sue Verellen -
Gerri Gehle - 586-254-4433 ext.
- Health education classes/screenings are provided to the
parish throughout the year. The health cabinet members decide which
programs will be offered based on parish needs and requests. We also
provide one on one health education and there are racks of health
education brochures in the resource room and at the health ministry
bulletin board located in the Gathering Space. If you don’t find the
information you need please call or email us and we will mail it to
you or provide a website you can use. A “Resource Corner “is also
available on the St.Therese Parish website
Flu shots are offered once a year.
Volunteer Team – Our care
volunteers provide many of the service s that the hospital and home
visit team identify. They provide friendly visits, phone
reassurance, transportation, shopping, cooking, simple home repairs,
yard work, light house cleaning, errands, respite for caregivers and
prayer. Care volunteers do not provide professional services; they
are solely neighbors lending a hand to other neighbors. We always
need people who would be willing to do any of the above – mentioned
services. You can give an hour once a year or several hours,
whatever your schedule allows. As our health ministry expands this
is one of our greatest areas of need.
– The home and hospital team receives referrals from
home care agencies, case managers, physicians, Henry Ford Macomb
Faith Community Nursing Network, community agencies, and other
parishioners. We make assessments, coordinate care volunteers, make
referrals, and follow up as needed. We carry a caseload that fits
our personal and work schedules. We need registered nurses or social
workers that would be willing to make assessments and if possible,
follow- up with any necessary referrals, coordination and
surveillance. Training is provided for those who would like to
Blood Pressure Screening Team
– Blood Pressures are taken the third full weekend of the month
after every Mass. No BP Screening in August or December. You can
volunteer once or twice a year, as a substitute or on a regular
basis. There are record cards that we use and wallet cards that we
give out. We also have literature available if you need to counsel
anyone. We also provide blood pressure screening to our Rambling
Roses on the first Thursday of each month in the social hall and at
our diabetic and cardiac support groups. We encourage everyone to
get you blood pressure checked at least once a year and if you have
hypertension, please take advantage of our monthly screenings. It is
very important for you to monitor your blood pressure frequently.
- Marilyn White: 586- 932-6164
The Grief Ministry provides emotional
support to someone who has lost a loved one. Support is provided
with phone calls, cards, mailings, accompanying someone to a support
meeting and our annual memorial Mass and reception. We also provide
a Bereavement Series twice a year for those suffering a loss.
Support is also provided to the grieving family during occasional
Saturday services. It is a ministry that ills a great need to the
grieving members of our parish. Won’t YOU become part of this
important ministry? The St. Therese Grief Ministry is looking for
compassionate volunteers who are willing to send a card or help with
a Saturday funeral service.
We meet on the 4th Thursday of each
month at 7:00PM in the Resource Room. For more information or if you
have any questions, please call Marilyn White at 586-932-6164 or
Closet - The Health Ministry maintains a medical
lending closet available to all those in the community. We have
wheelchairs, canes, walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs,
crutches, tub transfer chairs, toilet risers and other equipment.
We also have disposable protective pads for the bed, disposable
adult diapers, protein supplement, and other medical supplies. There
is no charge for any of this equipment or supplies, and you can
borrow the medical equipment for as long as you need it. Call the
church office to make sure we have what you need before you stop by
to pick it up. If we don’t have what you need, let us know and we
will place an article in the church bulletin requesting it.
Sue Verellen:- 586-566-8716
In the spring and fall, families of the
parish visit our elderly or those with disabilities to assist them
with household tasks such as cleaning high places, washing windows,
raking leaves, flipping mattresses, changing light bulbs in high
places, taking out or bringing in patio furniture, etc. This is a
very rewarding experience for a family and our parishioners in need.
Permission Slip is required for this event for minors.
- We hold a Red Cross Blood Drive 4 times a year. Blood Drives
will be advertised in our parish bulletin.
Diabetic Support Group meets on the
second Thursday of each month at 12 NOON. Refreshments provided. We
provide support, education and different speakers to come and talk
to the group.
Call Barbara Wilson for more information:
Cardiac Support Group meets the
third Thursday of each month at 12 NOON. Blood Pressure screening,
education and speakers are provided. For more information, please
contact Diane Bosen, 586-532-9821
MS Support Group meets the second
Thursday of the month at 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Please contact Renee at
Health Ministry Sponsored Exercised Classes
Christian Yoga Classes –
Every Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM . Contact Jane Schwab:
Chair Christian Yoga Classes –
Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM
Strength and Stretch Classes -
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9:15AM.
We hold a Mass of Anointing for those suffering physically,
spiritually or emotionally, twice a year in the spring and fall.
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Ministry Resource Center
Alzheimers Association - 800-272-3900
referrals, resources, support groups, respite care;
Association Help line: Call 1-800-337-3827
Alzheimer’s Support Group:
Meets third Monday of every month from 1:00 to
3:00 PM. The group meets in the conference room
Catholic Services of
main office in Clinton Township, and is for anyone caring for or
concerned about someone with memory loss. Phone:
The Caregiver Support Group: meets on the fourth
Wednesday of every month,
from 1:00 to 3:00PM. This group meets in the conference
room at A Friend’s
House - Warren. The group is for anyone caring for or
concerned about an
older family member. Phone: 586-759-8700
American Heart Association - 800-779-4561
Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart/ Heart Power Kits;
Anorexia/Bulemia- Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital - 248-898-9790
Inpatient, outpatient and support groups.
Area Agency on Aging - 586-226-0309 or 1-800-852-7795
Information, resources, referral, Medicare/Medicaid assistance
care, housing, care-gibing information.
Arthritis Foundation - 800-968-3030
Information, referral, resources, support groups
The Macomb County and St. Clair Autism Society of America
monthly meetings. Call 586-447-2235 or visit
Local Support: 586-263-2230
Cardiac/Heart: Cardiac Care with Christ
2nd Thursday of each month at St. Therese of Lisieux.
“Lunch and Learn “ 12:00 to 1.30 PM
Call the parish office (254-4433) to register or for more information.
Excellent parenting programs, anger management programs.
Catholic Services of Macomb - 586-756-1435 or 586-756-1430
Adult day care, support groups, companionship, chores services
Catholic Services of Macomb
Celiac Disease Support Group
Meets every other month at the Clinton Township Library
Plank Road and Canal). For more information
Arlene 586-226-1502 email: email@example.com
Spiritual Support Group for Catholic men and women with same-sex
attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the
of the Roman Catholic Church.
Michigan, Detroit - Msgr. Michael Bugarin at (586) 777-3670
Teeth: ( 586) 756- 6888
Department of Human Services
Mt. Clemens: 586-469-7700
Sterling Heights: 586-254-1500
New Haven: 586-749-5173
Family Youth Interventions - 586-465-1212
Twenty-four hour crisis management; adolescent shelter and
Support: Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion, Inc. (H.O.P.E.)
This is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and
implement programs dedicated to improving the quality of life, for people
fibromyalgia. Please visit:
www.HFFCF.org for more information.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren -
Support: Sand Castles - 313-874-6881
Support Program for children and families
Health Care for Children
Mi Child/Healthy Kids (coverage up to age 19)
Interfaith Care Volunteers - 586-757-5551
Transportation, chores, companionship.
League of Shelby Township - 586-977-8519
Breastfeeding guidance, meets the fourth Tuesday of each month
At Touch of Life Chiropractic, 21 mile and Hayes.
County Community Mental Health - 586-948-0222
Information and referral services
Macomb County Community Services Agency - 586-469-5222
Support services and information for Macomb County limited
Head Start/ Senior citizen Nutrition and Transportation/ Senior
Service and Macomb Food Program.
Macomb County Crisis Hotline - 586-307-9100
Hours a Day – 7 Days a Week
Macomb County Health Department - 586-469-5520
Prenatal care 586-469-5492, immunizations, mammograms, Paps
Macomb County Senior Citizen Services - 586-6313
Adult day care, counseling, Grandparents raising Grandchildren
services, care giving, housing resources, house chore
Memphis Drugs - 810-392-2424
Help with medication costs; Delivery to 8 counties; works with
MiChild - 888-988-6300
Free health care coverage for pregnant women, babies and
Thursday of each month from 6.30pm to 8:00pm at
St. Therese of Lisieux. Call Renee for more information: (586) 822-9949.
Cancer Institute - 800-422-623
Neighbors Caring for Neighbors
Serves people of
all ages who are uninsured or underinsured. Charges are based
on patient’s ability to pay. Call for hours and appointments.
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Warren Campus- 586-756-7005
(across from the ED in the Warren Health Center)
Open Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
And Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4:00
Samaritan House 586-336-9288
62324 Van Dyke Rd.
Washington Township, MI
Open Mondays from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
People Helping One Another - 586-795-4300
Exclusive provider of free non-emergency medical
Perspectives of Troy - 248-244-8644
Christian counseling for children of all ages.
Prescription Resource Network (PRN) of Macomb County
Ages 19 to 59 call: (586) 263-2110
Ages 60 and older call: (586) 469-6313
Support for women who have had an abortion. Call
Renewed Hope Christian Counseling - 866-739-HOPE
Christian counseling and mental health services.
Sand Castles - 313-874-6881
Grief support program for children.
Area Agency on
Aging 1-B, Resource Center: 800-852-7795
Sexual Assault 24-hour Help Line - 888-453-5900
Point - 586-463-4430
Services to end domestic and sexual violence
Also offers four student presentation programs for secondary
Time Veterans Benefits 800-850-4947
Assistance with filing for care-giver help.