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Our Goal

To fulfill the church's health and healing mission by reaching out to and educating parishioners in the coordination of physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Programs of this Ministry:
  • Annual CPR Classes
  • Blood pressure checks at St. Vincent de Paul
  • Flu shots in the fall
  • Periodic educational events

2020 Blood Drive Dates and Times

All Blood Drives are held at Holy Family Hall, 271 Fourth Street Way. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00-5:00 pm

Reservations:
https://www.versiti.org/
or call 877-232-4376

Volunteers Needed at Agnesian

Are you looking to give back to the community after COVID-19? Our local hospital heroes within Agnesian could use your help through volunteering!  Some of our volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering mobile meals
  • Helping with patient discharge
  • Greeting or working information desk
  • Working in the gift shop,
  • Assisting in office support
  • Visiting with patients within our hospitals in Fond du Lac, Ripon, and Waupun and our hospice homes in Fond du Lac and Green Lake.


For the full list of opportunities or to apply please head to our websites at https://www.agnesian.com/page/volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you!

Safe Shopping

How to Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping in a Store

As communities across the U.S.take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people now face challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as grocery shopping in a store.  We all need to do our part to protect ourselves and each other.

The CDC recommends:

  • STAY HOME if you are sick with symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Consider if you really need to shop.
  • Choose stores that implement cleaning procedures and enforce social distancing.
  • Go shopping at a time less busy. Check out special hours for seniors to shop – people of higher risk (these include adults 65 or older and any age that have serious underlying medical conditions.)

 

Precautions and Preparations before Shopping:

  • Have a grocery list prepared, in order to get in and out of the store quickly. Ask family or neighbors if items are needed for them.  “Help Thy Neighbor!”
  • Take the least you need into the store, leave your purse at home. Reduce contamination.
  • Now’s not the time to take the whole family along to shop. One person should do the shopping.
  • Limit times of shopping outside the home to once a week or better yet, every 10 days to two weeks.
  • Avoid hoarding! Be kind, considerate for all.
  • CDC now recommends wearing a face mask to slow the spread of the virus, helping those who may have the virus and do not know it, from transmitting it to others. (cloth masks are acceptable) 
  • Take wipes / hand sanitizer along to the store.

 

Protect Yourself While Shopping at the Store:   

  • Have your face mask, bandana or scarf on before going into the store, Take wipes/hand sanitizer along.
  • Do Not Touch the T Zone – eyes, nose, mouth with your hands. These are areas the virus can infect. 
  • Wipe down the cart with available store wipes or your own.
  • Avoid passing closely in aisles. Stay at least 6 feet away from others while shopping and at check out.
  • Only touch items you plan to buy.
  • If using a self-checkout, wipe down the kiosk with a disinfecting wipe.
  • If possible, use touch-less payment. If you must use money, a card, or a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying and wipe cards off. Carry your own pen if need to sign, wipe off after.
  • Bagging groceries: If you take your own bags for bagging groceries; be sure they are washable bags.
  • Give thanks to the grocery store staff for being present and helping to meet our needs.

 

Leaving the Store and When Getting Home:

  • Use hand sanitizer when leaving the store. Remove mask properly in car.  Use hand sanitizer again.
  • When home, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds vigorously, which is equal to two Hail Mary's. 
  • Have a clean, disinfected counter area to place items on after they are wiped off with a disinfectant wipe. Disinfect the other area that the grocery bags had touched, when finished unpacking.
    • It is good practice to wipe down non-porous containers like glass or cans with a disinfectant.
  • Rinse produce with running water! It’s always a good idea – even when there’s no pandemic.  Rinsing with water helps to remove dirt, debris and pesticides and reduce levels of food-borne germs.  Dry!
  • If cloth bags were used to shop, wash in washing machine and thoroughly dry.
  • Wipe plastic bags off and put away in garage if possible for recycle.  
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds after completing putting the groceries away.

 
For information on topics such as accepting deliveries, safe banking, going to the gas station, visiting to a pharmacy, going to the doctor and more, visit cdc.gov.

 

We Need to Protect Each Other:

Making a mask at home: The CDC website has information on how to sew a face mask or how to make a fabric face mask without sewing. 

  • St. Agnes Hospital has put out a plea for donations of fabric and volunteers who can sew to help make cloth masks. If you would like to help, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Stephens at jenniferStephens@ssmhealth.com    

 

We all need to do our part to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus by following the guidelines put forth by health officials.

KEEP CALM.  PRAY.

Sponsored by Holy Family Health & Wellness Ministry

Do you know where the AED units are located at each church site?

Do you know where the AED units are located at each church site?
You may be called upon someday to find one and help to save someone's life. A First Aid kit is also located near the AED at most sites. Take note when at church:

Holy Family Church:
South hallway, near the ushers' room

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
At the top of the steps, immediately on left side of the Church entry.

Our Risen Savior:
Right side of entryway

St. Mary Church:
Gathering Space near the reconciliation room

St. Peter Church:
Gathering Space

Sacred Heart Church:
Gathering Space, outside on the wall near the hospitality room

Sacred Heart School:
In the hallway between the gym doors, across from the office. (Recently added with the help of a grant from Agnesian Healthcare)

Health and Wellness Staff