“You Are Never Alone“
“You have to want to stand up; this is the indispensable condition! You will find an outstretched hand ready to help you; no one is able to stand up in your place. But you are never alone! The Church and so many people are close to you. Look ahead with confidence. Yours is a long and difficult journey, but look ahead… Do not let yourself be robbed of hope!
(Pope Francis, address at St. Francis of Assisi Hospital addiction treatment and rehabilitation center in Rome, July 24, 2013)
Our nation is in the grips of an opioid crisis that is destroying the lives of too many people, which may include you or your loved ones and friends. People young and old, rich and poor suffer from the vicious cycle of drug addiction and substance abuse. The opioid crisis is not limited by race or ethnic lines, nor is it contained by neighborhood boundaries.
But you are not alone. Don’t let feelings of isolation or embarrassment keep you from seeking help. There are resources and services available for people suffering from addiction to opioids and other drugs, alcohol and self-destructive behaviors.
There are a number of ways to find treatment for those suffering from the disease of addiction.
August 23, 2022
Rosary Walk for Healing from Addictions in Society
Addiction is something that we are all susceptible to and in many ways struggling against. Seemingly harmless technologies and other modern conveniences can become distractive at best, addictive at worst. If we consider how often we turn to our cell phones, email, the Internet, social media, shopping, work, video games, substances, foods, people, pornography, gambling, etc., we probably realize how much time these take away from our lives and our relationship with God and others.
Please join us as we pray as a community for protection and healing for all who are impacted by addictions, including the many who have lost loved ones to addiction.