Marian Covid-19 Community Resource Page

 

Spiritual Resources

AOD ADDRESSES THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kevin Kijewski, has addressed the faithful's questions about the onset of 2020-2021 school year in August through this letter to the community.

JOIN US IN PRAYER EACH MORNING 

Staying connected during this pandemic is and will continue to be a difficult task for our Community. Our daily prayer, said each morning at 7:50 AM on the button, was an important way for all of us to connect; and we have resolved not to allow our building closure to prevent us from praying together. So, we encouraged you to join us in prayer each weekday morning when you received a robocall from Marian. Of course, this medium is less than ideal, but we hope you'll stop wherever you are when the call comes in and take a moment to reflect, knowing that your Community is doing the same. These daily prayers are archived here.

ARCHBISHOP VIGNERON & THE AOD OFFER THEIR GUIDANCE
Archbishop Vigneron and the Archdiocese of Detroit have issued 10 Guideposts for Christians in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic as well as other useful resources in order to help us continue to unleash the Gospel.
 
JOIN THE CHURCH IN ONLINE MASSES
Through the Catholic Television Network of Detroit (CTND), the Archdiocese of Detroit continues to offer us a means by which to celebrate mass together. Click here for the broadcast details for AOD masses that are available via live stream or on demand. In addition, Bishop Gerard Battersby invites us all to join him in praying the Rosary every Wednesday at 7 PM. Click here to join this live event.

MARIAN'S MISSION TRIP FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP DURING THIS CRISIS
Every February, Marian students travel to Guatemala to work with International Samaritan serving families who live in the squalor of the trash dump communities there. These families' living conditions make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In order to help stave off rapid spread of the virus, International Samaritan is providing a month's worth of food and supplies to the 127 families they serve. Please click here to make a donation to this very worthy cause.

A LETTER FROM FATHER DOM
Marian's Chaplain, Father Dominic Macioce, has reached out to the Marian Community through the letter linked here.

MARIAN, BE A LIGHT ... WHY DO WE PRAY THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY?
This past Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday. The Divine Mercy was established when Jesus revealed himself to Saint Faustina Kowalska to make us more aware of God’s love and Mercy for all people. In Mark 2:17, Jesus says to the pharisees and tax collectors, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I do not come to all the righteous, but sinners.” The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a powerful prayer since it shows how much God loves us all and wants us to trust in Him. Click here to access the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 

A TIME FOR PRAYER
In this tumultuous time, please consider displaying an act of devotion to our God by praying a novena. A novena is a set of prayers said at the same time each day over a nine-day period. There are several types of novenas, but a petition novena in which we ask God for a resolution to this pandemic is most appropriate now. Be sure to recite or keep in your heart this intention before each day’s novena prayers which should be said at the same time each day. While there are many novenas with many different series of prayers, the set of prayers below has been suggested for the AOD Community by Maureen Miscavish of St. Mary Catholic School in Mt. Clemens. Thank you for joining us in prayer.

Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you, I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer me. Amen.

St. Michael's Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory Be
Glory Be, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen
 

Health Resources

HOW TO MANAGE A MELTDOWN
Dr. Lisa Damour, a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News, provides practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents. Dr. Damour recently spoke in our community where she applied her years of experience to helping parents manage a child's meltdown. Click here to learn more about how to guide your daughter through these difficult times.

HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION
Aside from the physical dangers associated with the spread of COVID-19, we must also be wary of the spread of misinformation. To that end, Marian has compiled a list of vetted resources for families. Please click here to access this list on the Marian Community Resource pages, use these resources to get informed and up-to-date, and help us prevent the spread of misinformation in our Community.
 
SOCIAL DISTANCING, SELF-MONITORING, SELF-QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION
Amidst our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important that we all do our part! That means we need to know what to do and when. NPR has published an excellent article to that end, and the content is summarized here. In any scenario, people who think that they might have contracted this novel coronavirus should call their doctor, local hospital, or public health department for guidance.

Mental Health Resources

One of the most difficult parts of this ordeal is the impact that it may have on our children’s mental health. Please click here for mental health resources that have been prepared by our administration.

LIVE MEDITATION FOR THE MARIAN COMMUNITY
Throughout the school year, Marian implemented a 3-minute meditation of reflective music immediately following our pledge and prayer once per week. The purpose of meditation is to calm the body and mind, something that may prove very useful in this time of our COVID-19 shutdown. Every Friday morning at 11:30 AM we'll meditate together.

The following two links are to guided meditations that you might find helpful. The first is a simple 5-minute generic meditation, while the second is a 10-minute Christian meditation. May they be a source of inner peace during these trying times.

Academic Resources

DISTANCE LEARNING
Click here for important information from our Academic Dean, Mrs. Stacey Cushman.
 
AOD ADDRESSES THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kevin Kijewski, has addressed the faithful's questions about the onset of 2020-2021 school year in August through this letter to the community.

MACS REMINDER FOR THE CLASS OF 2021
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made adjustments to our MACS policy. While we would like our students to be able to serve those in need throughout the year, this public health crisis has created barriers to safely volunteering at many agencies and parishes this summer. With our first concern being the safety and well-being of every student, the following guidelines will be in place. For members of the class of 2021, the due date for MACS has been pushed back from June 30 to August 17.  Rising seniors that have completed their required 40 hours are asked to turn in their essay over the summer, via email, to our Campus Minister, Mr. Louis-Prescott. It is our hope that volunteer agencies will reopen and allow time for members of the class of 2021 who have not yet completed their hours to do so by August 17. If any rising senior is unable to complete their MACS hours by August 17, it is imperative that she contact Mr. Louis-Prescott ASAP to work out a satisfactory plan for completion of the requirement.
  
Members of the classes of 2022 - 2024 ... you will need to be patient and await the reopening of volunteer agencies as the summer progresses. Please do not stress about hours that you had hoped to complete this summer and which are no longer available to you. If adjustments to due dates are called for going forward, we will act accordingly.

Community Support for Marian

We would like to thank you & the staff for doing an incredible job under these unprecedented times! May God bless you & keep you healthy & safe.
    - Parent of a current Marian freshman and junior


Marian is doing a fabulous job and we love and appreciate you all!!
    - Parent of a current Marian freshman


Thank you for all your efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.  You and your staff are doing an excellent job keeping things as normal as possible and making sure the students stay focused. Teachers have done a great job of providing an appropriate workload and adequate time for questions / instruction. We have a son in 7th grade at public school, it’s very apparent that Marian is light years ahead of the curve in terms of being prepared and able to handle the current situation.
    - Parent of a current Marian junior


Thank you for the new daily email communication, I have found it to be very helpful especially given the current circumstances.
    - Parent of a current Marian junior


I must commend you and the Marian Staff for all your hard work and everything you are doing to keep the info and families and students afloat of what’s is going on. You’ve made it feel as normal as possible in this uncertain time. Hats off to you for adjusting steadily to this way of education during this pandemic. We are living history in this moment in time. 
    - Parent of current sophomore


Hi, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all you are doing during these challenging times.  We are grateful that we sent our girls to Marian.  This daily email is OUTSTANDING!!!!
   - Parent of a current sophomore


Please let the administration know on our behalf how centering and comforting Marian’s “wake up call” morning prayer has been—I wish it were something that would continue even after the girls return to school!
   - Parent of a current sophomore


We have been ever so impressed with the way Marian and its staff have responded to these most unusual circumstances and are so grateful for our school.
    - Parent of a current freshman


Thank you to entire Marian staff who made this unexpected transition seem flawless.  It was a great experience for the girls as colleges were already headed toward online learning. Thank you also for the constant communication, the morning prayers we looked forward to every weekday, and the support you all provided to our girls.  Thank you for all you do!  Please pass along to all the wonderful people at Marian that made this experience so positive! 
    - Parent of a current freshman
 

Obviously, this is not the ending that any of us had imagined, but you and the Marian family have done (and continue to do) everything possible to celebrate the impact, achievements and unique character of the class of 2020.  
    - Parent of a graduating senior
 

Thank you for all that you do for the students.  As a high school teacher, I know that this has been a challenging time for everyone in schools and I really appreciate how Marian has handled this. 
    - Parent of a current freshman


Community Resources

MARIAN SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESS
This directory is a collection of local businesses who have elected to share their information.
 
A CALL FOR MASKS
Marian’s sponsors, the IHM Congregation, has a critical need, and you can help the women who founded our school and with whose mission we live in the Marian Community. These are the details from the Sisters.

If you know your way around a sewing machine or can act as a sewer’s “sous chef” helper, the IHM SLC health care, housekeeping and maintenance staffs at the Motherhouse need masks to wear during their shifts. A YouTube video can demonstrate, and below are some simple tips to follow.
  • Use 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread.
  • Pre-wash fabric in hot water and dry hot so that the material shrinks before you sew instead of after you complete the project.
  • Instead of elastic over the ears, please use fabric ties that will be tied behind their head. The fabric ties withstand the daily sanitization process better than elastic.
  • If possible, make one side of the mask with one color fabric and the other side another color. This will distinguish what side they were wearing it on.
Please mail completed masks to Tricia Diehl at the Motherhouse: 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162. In advance, “spools of gratitude” to you for willingness to participate in this project! Marian families who participate in this project are encouraged to snap a photo and send it to Mr. Louis-Prescott.

LOCAL GROCERS RECOGNIZED BY THE DETROIT FREE PRESS 
Click here to read the Free Press story about the good work being done by local grocery stores, some of which are owned and/or operated by Marian families.
 
SUPPORT OUR HEALTH CARE HEROES
During this global crisis, we rely more on our health care workers than ever; and there are two easy ways that the Marian Community can show its support for the tireless efforts of our doctors, nurses, therapists, first responders, and all workers on the front lines of this pandemic. Please consider one or both of these gestures.
  • White Ribbon Project. Sponsored by Henry Ford Health System, simply display a white ribbon either outside your home or in your front window to support COVID-19 first responders. Click here for an image, or create your own.

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.