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Beginning today, Ash Wednesday, detach from addiction and unhealthy habits and attach to God’s freedom by completing Catholic in Recovery’s 40 Meetings in 40 Days Challenge.

The 40 Meetings in 40 Days Challenge is an invitation to grow closer to Jesus Christ and renew your commitment to recovery during Lent. Commit to attending a recovery meeting every day for 40 days (Sundays excluded). The challenge begins today but it’s not too late to sign up!

By signing up, you’ll receive an email each day of Lent including the following:

A REFLECTION BASED ON THE DAY’S MASS READINGS


Each reflection offers a meditation from a Catholic in Recovery member on the day’s Mass readings as well as questions to prompt deeper engagement—all through a recovery perspective.

A COMMITMENT TO ACTION TO
FORM NEW POSITIVE HABITS & ROUTINES


A daily commitment to action to deepen your recovery and faith. Each week we will suggest a new daily commitment to stack on your current commitments to help you build long-lasting healthy habits.

A LIST TO VIRTUAL CATHOLIC IN RECOVERY MEETINGS AVAILABLE THAT DAY


A comprehensive list (with links) to every Catholic in Recovery meeting offered virtually that day so that you can find and attend a meeting that fits your schedule. While we encourage you to attend a Catholic in Recovery meeting, any recovery-based meeting will count for the challenge.

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE TODAY!
 
Lent begins today, which is a season in the Church’s calendar when we are called to reinvigorate our spiritual practices through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. During Lent, we take intentional steps to deepen our relationship with Christ and to serve our neighbor more readily with love. Lent offers us the grace for spiritual renewal as long as we’re willing to do our part.

God moves mountains—but He asks us to pick up the shovel.

A powerful way of “picking up the shovel” is through Twelve Step recovery and the fellowship of others in Catholic in Recovery. Whether you’re already in recovery, seeking to find healing from an addiction/unhealthy attachment for the first time, or know a loved one struggling with an addiction, find hope, healing, and freedom by participating in the 40 Meetings in 40 Days Challenge.
 

By completing the challenge, you will be eligible to win a prize package that includes Catholic in Recovery merchandise, The Catholic in Recovery Workbook, and free admission to a Catholic in Recovery retreat (over $300 value).

Details will be provided near the end of the challenge.


Catholic Charitie’s Recovery Connection/Counseling Services

 

Visit these below links to learn more about MOAR’s mission/schedule of events: 

MOAR-RECOVER.ORG

MOAR’s RESOURCES FOR RECOVERY (Download Link)


Visit this link for helpful information: https://www.hcrcenters.com/

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. 

Use the LINK below to explore the vast number of programs and tools that are currently available to help individuals, families and communities.

SAMHSA Website LINK

Welcome!
If you or a loved one are in need of help in combating the disease of addiction, please see our Resources for Healing tab.

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Please Share this LINK with Anyone you know that might benefit from this wonderful upcoming June 11th healing opportunity

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“We walk with people as two pilgrims, understanding and listening to a vulnerable and marginalized population that has largely gone underheard and underserved”.

Keaton Douglas, Founder, iThirst

Prayers to and for those presently participating in iThirst Initiative.

                            Congratulations and Kudos to individuals who have                                   worked hard and have completed their iThirst certification!! 

iThirst is an educational program to encourage, train, and send forth individuals into parishes and collaboratives with a passion to minister to, with, for and by individuals afflicted with the disease of addictions and to support affected families and loved ones.

iTHIRST – Website Link

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Support is always available to those in need despite the restrictions on social gathering in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
We encourage all in need at this time – and those whose meetings have been temporarily suspended – to visit the following resources to find online meetings, phone meetings and even online chat functions to maintain support in recovery.

Helpful Online Recovery Tools:

Never Alone Again – Online AA Meetings/Downtown Boston Groups

www.myrecovery.com – online meeting 24/7

www.xa-speakers.org 

www.mediafire.com/sobrietyfirst 

 aa-intergroup.org – find online/phone meetings

 www.virtual-na.org  – online meetings for narcotics recovery

SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
continues to offer its National Help Line for any in need of help! A great resource to find available services, especially during these difficult times.
SAMHSA National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
or find treatments online!

Prevention, protection and safety for those in recovery during COVID-19

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

What people with a substance use disorder need to know about COVID-19

Addiction Policy Forum’s additional advised precautions for those in recovery

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