Getting the flu shot this year is very important. Since the vaccine helps a person to have less complicated flus, being vaccinated this year may help us avoid having to go to the doctor's office or to the emergency room. The vaccine helps us avoid places where we may expose ourselves to catching the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
The regular flu vaccine protects against three strains of the flu viruses. This year there is a special vaccine that protects against four strains of the flu viruses, which is recommended for people over 65 years of age.
The flu shot can be given to a six-month-old baby. Drugstores can only give them to children over three or four years of age. Vaccines for children under this age are given in doctors' offices.
The flu vaccine for this year 2020 is now available. It is recommended to receive it in September or October preferably to be protected throughout the cold season. People over 65 or with weak immune systems are recommended to get it after the middle of September, in order to be protected throughout the cold season.
Pregnant women should get a flu shot in order to be protected, as they tend to have more complicated flus.
Not all flu vaccines are egg-based. There is an egg-free vaccine for people allergic to eggs. The flu vaccine can also be received as nasal drops, for those who fear needles.
The cost of the flu vaccine for people without health insurance is about $ 40 for the regular vaccine against three strains of the viruses and about $ 70 for the vaccine against all four strains of the viruses.
Children generally receive their first flu shot, a first dose, at six months of age, and a second dose four weeks later. Children under 9 years of age who never received two doses of the vaccine need to get the two doses, four weeks apart, the first time.
If you would like make a dedication through the wine and host, please contact the office. Cost of the wine and hosts is $20 per week. It is a lovely way to pay tribute to someone special.
Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our parish listed below and for all of those who are not listed, but are in need of prayers. Pray especially for:
Lee Alphin, Mila Q. Arionday, Joseph Bennet, Betty Billings, Julie Blue, Judyth Boyette, Michael Cannon, Kathy and Monroe Clevenger, Brenda Edwards, Patrick Gallagher, Trey Hamlin, Fabian & Joyce Hayden, Beth Stalnaker Hill, Maria Hill, Johnny Hinson, Baylor Jackson, John Jones, Sonia Koonce, Maria Linder, Charles Thomas McDonald, Caroline McMahon, Ivory Meadows, Robert Melton, Fredrick Miller, Basil Moots, Benita Parker, Ariana N. Parkman, Jackie Pitt, Genie Register, Herb Register, Gina Riggs, Anne & Anthony Ruggiero, Phil Ryals, Msgr. Jerry Sherba, Laydon Stanley, Lillian Stogner, John & Julie Stowawy, Karen Stubbs, Joy Taylor, Darlene Vaughn, Henry Ward, and Justin Wharton.
Into Your Hand O Lord, we commend the souls of our dearly departed.
Let us hold in prayer the family and friends of the departed. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Please remember in prayer all those who are seeking employment at this time.
We can hear God speaking to us today in the words of the father to his elder son: “You are with me always, and everything I have is yours.” What is my response to such remarkable generosity? Do I give joyfully and generously as God gives to me?
Would you like to enhance the celebration of our weekend liturgies? The flowers that we enjoy each weekend are donated by parishioners for various reasons: in memory of a deceased loved one, in celebration of a special event such as a baptism , marriage or anniversary, or as a loving gesture. For further information, please contact the office 252-523-8898.
“Dear God; We pray to give all of our soldiers the courage and strength to do the duty that is required of them. May they always remember our appreciation for the sacrifice they are making for us. We are thankful for the men and women who are willing to risk their lives to protect our freedom. We ask you to go with each one of them and protect them wherever they go.” Amen.
God is the father with the open arms. Who will preach this good news of reconciliation? Consider service as a priest or deacon, brother or sister.
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While shopping at Food Lion, you can also share a portion of your MVP savings with Holy Spirit Catholic Church. To link you MVP care for this additional donation to the church - just visit www.foodlion.com/inthecommunity/shopandshare to link your MVP card to Holy Spirit. If you do not have a MVP card, next time you are shopping at Food Lion be sure to pick one up. If you need help with linking your card, please call the pastoral office at (252) 523-8898 for assistance. We will gladly link your card for you. We need at least twenty five (25) people to register their cards before we can start earning any savings. The more who sign up, the greater the potential earnings are for the Church.
When you save Holy Spirit earns