The Health Ministry at Guardian Angels is committed to enhancing our community’s quality of life by helping to improve the health awareness of our congregation.  We emphasize wellness and preventive medicine in a safe, spiritual environment while empowering people of our congregation to take control of their own health care.  We plan various educational events throughout the year for the congregation, school, and community to attend.

We work in collaboration with Henry Ford Health System’s Faith Community Nursing Network and our lead Faith Community Nurse, Shawn Bennis, MSN, RN, FCN.

If you have questions or are interested in being part of this ministry, please contact the parish office by calling (248) 588-1222 or email Shawn directly at shawnbennis@aol.com.  No health care experience is necessary; just an open heart to helping others!

Upcoming Events

 

COVID Pfizer Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, May 22 (1st dose)
Saturday, June 12 (2nd dose)
11:00am – 2:00pm
Guardian Angels Catholic Church in the School gym

Guardian Angels will be hosting a Pfizer vaccine clinic thanks to the generosity of pharmacists Vil Patel and his wife Neha. The couple owns several pharmacies in metro Detroit and together they have worked tirelessly over the last 12 weeks to vaccinate thousands in faith-based drives around metro Detroit.

First doses of the vaccine will be administered on Saturday, May 22. When you arrive, you will need to answer a few brief questions before receiving the Pfizer vaccine. For your safety, you should expect to wait at least 15 minutes after getting the shot to verify you have no allergic reaction.

Second doses will be administered on Saturday, June 12 following the same protocol. The maximum protection of the vaccine is reached after the second dose. You will need to come back on June 12th at the same time as your scheduled dose on the 22nd.

The vaccine is available to everyone over the age of 16 and is free of any charge.

You can register by emailing menardcovidappt@outlook.com. This will allow them to send reminder texts or calls the day before each shot is scheduled. If you would rather call and talk to someone, please call 734-767-6284.

We are also seeking volunteers to help set up the Fr Bretz Activity Center at 9:30AM on May 22nd and on June 12th. Volunteers are also needed to help check people in and guide them through the process. Those already vaccinated whom might share words of encouragement to the folks that have waited would be especially appreciated. Help with putting the tables and chairs away at 2:30 PM would also be appreciated. Please contact the parish office you are able to help on either date.

The website to register for any of the sessions/support groups/classes is: www.henryford.com/caregiverwellness

Caregiver Resources

  • Find local resources, support groups, classes, and events by visiting Henry Ford’s C.A.R.E. Program website for family caregivers:
    www.henryford.com/familycaregivers
  • Free online directory of organizations that loan home medical equipment for free or at low-cost. Available at www.LoanClosets.org 
  • genusConnect – A caregiver platform centered on communications
  • Join an online community of support on Facebook by joining the group: Henry Ford Health System Family Caregivers

This information is for guidance purposes only and does not replace the professional medical advice of your doctor.

Updated information from Archbishop Vigneron and the Archdiocese of Detroit|www.aod.org/emergencyresponse.