If you would like more resources on the current health situation, the Diocese of Richmond has a page on the coronavirus (also available in Spanish), and the Center for Disease Control gives guidelines on how to remain healthy.
We host drive through Covid-19 testing every Monday evening in the main parking lot of the church in partnership with UVA Medical Center. Currently, the schedule is 6:00-7:30pm, and we are in need of volunteers to help with setup (from 4:30) and logistics throughout the event. Please call the office with any questions!
Blood Pressure screenings were provided once a month after the 1:30 PM Mass. Providers are bilingual, and associated with the Latino Health Initiative at UVA. These services have been suspended temporarily because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Perinatal hospice or palliative care is a program for families whose babies are diagnosed during pregnancy with a life limiting condition. If you or someone you know has received this devastating news, there are people who can help you through this difficult time. For information you can call Ann Kashatus, RNC at 704-281-6998.
Parishioner, Kathleen Olowin is the author of Angels In My Heart a book which offers support for parents grieving loss through miscarriage. She is also available for support for bereaved parents in the parish who have lost an infant through miscarriage/stillbirth/neonatal death. Kathleen may be reached at 434-975-3605.
New Resources for Advances Directives for Catholics from Diocese of Richmond, to assist with end of life issues:
- Official Catholic Advanced Directives (good in Commonwealth of Virginia) (pdf)
- Q & A for Catholic Advanced Directives (pdf)
Addiction is a mental illness that can affect many aspects of a person’s life. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, check out the local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous to get connected with groups that can help. You can also reach out to the national helpline for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Retreat for Caregivers — Presentation by Donna Authers
Did you miss the great presentation about Hospice with Dr. James Avery — the Executive Director of Hospice of the Piedmont?
Thanks to Tom Strassburg the presentation was video taped for you to view now:
Flu information Virginia Department of Health website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/flu/
For those who have experienced difficulty hearing what is said at Mass, we have installed a hearing loop in two sections of our worship center. You can ask our ushers about their locations and if you have any questions, please call parishioner Ray Haas at 978-4087.