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Christine Gerety, or (310) 566-1531.

Health Ministry at St. Monica promotes the spiritual health of the whole person and is supported by a Providence St. John’s Faith Community Nurse (Parish Nurse). Through a mind, body, and spirit approach, Health Ministry offers health and wellness information to our parish community. This approach expands and builds upon our parish’s traditional outreach of visitation to the sick, support groups, and referrals to community agencies.

Upcoming Events:

220513 blood drive

Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, May 29 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Grand Pavilion

Our nation is experiencing a dangerously low level of blood supply. In fact, every 2 seconds someone needs blood in  the U.S. Sign up now to donate & help save lives! 

 

Volunteers are also needed to help with checking in donors, and with overseeing the refreshment area - contact Christine at  or 310-566-1531 for more information.

 

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment!

Blood Drive Story Highlight

2022 05 26 10 24 04

by Helen Brooks, Red Cross Volunteer

 

Sometimes through tears, Yesenia Miranda Meza, a Red Cross employee in the Red Cross Serving San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter, tells the story of her father contracting COVID-19 and then receiving convalescent plasma leading to his full recovery.   

  

[T]hrough the grace of God, Yesenia said, who she believed was working alongside hospital staff, Jesus started his road to recovery just two days later. Divine intervention and convalescent plasma had carried him through.  

Click Here to Read More About Yesenia and Jesus' Story.

 

 

Christine Gerety, or (310) 566-1531.

Health Ministry at St. Monica promotes the spiritual health of the whole person and is supported by a Providence St. John’s Faith Community Nurse (Parish Nurse). Through a mind, body, and spirit approach, Health Ministry offers health and wellness information to our parish community. This approach expands and builds upon our parish’s traditional outreach of visitation to the sick, support groups, and referrals to community agencies.

Upcoming Events:

220513 blood drive

Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, May 29 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Grand Pavilion

Our nation is experiencing a dangerously low level of blood supply. In fact, every 2 seconds someone needs blood in  the U.S. Sign up now to donate & help save lives! 

 

Volunteers are also needed to help with checking in donors, and with overseeing the refreshment area - contact Christine at  or 310-566-1531 for more information.

 

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment!

Blood Drive Story Highlight

2022 05 26 10 24 04

by Helen Brooks, Red Cross Volunteer

 

Sometimes through tears, Yesenia Miranda Meza, a Red Cross employee in the Red Cross Serving San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter, tells the story of her father contracting COVID-19 and then receiving convalescent plasma leading to his full recovery.   

  

[T]hrough the grace of God, Yesenia said, who she believed was working alongside hospital staff, Jesus started his road to recovery just two days later. Divine intervention and convalescent plasma had carried him through.  

Click Here to Read More About Yesenia and Jesus' Story.

 

 

Quarterly Blood Drive

We heed the call for blood donations, as our nation continues to experience a critical shortage. The need for blood is a constant need. The Health Ministry team works with the American Red Cross for Blood Drives every quarter. 

 

Last year, our representative from the Red Cross sent us the following message:

 

St Monica Parishioners: THANK YOU! We are in the midst of a type O critical blood emergency (some areas have less than a 2-day supply) and our blood drive could not have come at a better time. The pints we collected at our May 19, 2021 St. Monica blood drive make an EXPONENTIAL impact as we struggle to meet our hospital and patient needs. We were able to collect 36 pints and save up to 108 lives! With less-than-anticipated collections in April and the current extreme weather in the mid-west, we anticipate a continued emergency. By rolling up our sleeves and giving part of our-selves away for people in need, we’ve truly made a significant impact in our communities across the city, state and nation.

 

Upcoming 2022 Blood Drive Dates:

Sunday, May 29 | 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 14 | 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Why Give Blood?

There are many reasons why someone would want to give blood. Here are a few stories collected from some of our Health Ministry volunteers [Anne-Marie, Dianna, Elena Jay, Josephine, Kristine, Lynn, Matt, Patricia, and Steve) during last year's Blood Drives. In sitting and chatting with people during their "recovery period" after giving blood, and while enjoying some snacks, they struck up conversations with people and they learned why some people chose to donate blood. For one parishioner, it's an expression of gratitude, for another it's a reminder and opportunity, and for yet another, it's an opportunity to honor her family legacy:

 

  • One donor stated that she simply donates because she is able to. She's grateful for her health, and hopes that her donation can be of help to others.

  • Another donor admitted that she had not donated for five years. But when he heard the announcement in Mass, he realized how easy it would be to give at our blood drive, and he quickly scheduled his appointment.

  • A third donor was giving blood for the third time in honor of her deceased brother. She explained that they year before, her brother had passed away suddenly. In the process of cleaning out his apartment, she found numerous certificates of recongition for all the blood he had donated. A fact that she had never known about him. On the day of his memorial service, she saw that the church was having an upcoming blood drive. So, for the first time, she donated in remembrance of him.

These inspiring moments are jsut some of the stories that motivate our community to give and give again!

 

The last few years, we have either met or exceeded our goals. This year we hope you can be a part of the life-saving, yet simple way to give back to our community.

 

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Please arrive before 6 pm

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Reservations no longer required.

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Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, May 28 @ 8:45 AM
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Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, May 29 @ 8:30 AM
30May
Memorial Day - Parish Office Closed Monday, May 30 - All Day
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Memorial Day Mass Monday, May 30 @ 9:00 AM
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RCIA Meeting Monday, May 30 @ 7:00 PM
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Mothers of Monica [MOMs] Ministry Tuesday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM
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Legion of Mary Tuesday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM

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