Please talk openly about drug abuse as many drugs are now being laced with fentanyl, a painkiller that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just a few flecks the size of grains of salt can cause rapid death.
When a debilitating substance habit consumes someone’s life, they often look to a higher power to help give them the strength to get better. Although it’s not for everyone, a spiritually-inclined treatment process helps thousands of addicts each year find the motivation necessary for recovery. RecoveryFaith Recovery
This is a web resource that provides information and support to people facing substance use disorders.
Mercy is a ministry committed to spiritual, as well as practical, support for families suffering from the effects of addiction. We will provide awareness about the disease of addiction, both chemical and process, along with education. We will be available to pray with, listen to, and support anyone who contacts us in a safe and confidential manner. We are not professionals; we are fellow Catholics trying to live as "missionaries of mercy".
Family Support Group Meetings & Upcoming Events
Mercy Ministry – Collection THANK YOU so much for your donations of sheets and bibles for Project Home's new Addiction house! Since that was so incredibly successful ...we are now looking to help the Kolbe Academy, the nation's first faith-based recovery school. It will be opening in Bethlehem, PA this August.
They are in need of cleaning supplies (Windex, Clorox wipes) and paper products (paper towels and tissues). Please drop off your donations to the Parish Center marked for the Mercy Ministry.
Project Home – Maguire Residence A new residential project for those struggling with addiction will rise at the epicenter of the opioid crisis — Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. They are in need of new or very gently used twin bed sheet sets and bibles. Please drop off at the Parish Center if you are able to help. God Bless!
Have you lost a Brother or Sister to Addiction?
Family Groups are designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones who are currently in treatment, are using alcohol and/or drugs in a problematic manner or are in recovery. Our mission is to help ourselves and in turn help others whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. The purpose of these groups is to provide family members a confidential, safe place to find support, education, encouragement and hope on their own path to Recovery for Life. Those 18 years and older are welcome.
Mercy Ministry Corner Some Local Parent Support Group Meetings:
Sunday 12:30pm Recovery Centers of America, Devon
Monday 7:00pm Center for Families, Malvern
Monday 7:00pm Interchange Corp. Ctr., Plymouth Meeting
Tuesday 6:30pm Mirmont, Broomall
Wednesday 7:00pm St. Thomas of Villanova Auditorium, Bryn Mawr
Thursday 7:00pm Exton Community Baptist Church, Exton
Thursday 7:00pm Interchange Corp. Ctr., Plymouth Meeting
These meetings are parents supporting parents of children with drug and alcohol addictions.
Mercy Ministry Events Below
Radio Interviewer with Nina Marie Corona
Click the link for the interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LPNh5sDW9Y&feature=youtu.be
Link to information on a federal grant to the state of PA
President Trump signed HR6 into law, main components outlined in the link below:
Here is a new resource that might just be perfect for busy lifestyles, especially if you don't get or want to go to meetings with others walking in your shoes. Introducing Partnership Help & Hope Text Messages
We Can’t Treat Cancer in 30 days.
Why do we think treating addiction is any different?
IMPORTANT READ FOR PARENTS
For more information check out these Educational Power Points & articles
Women’s 11th step meditation – Wednesday from 6am to 6:45am in the Parish Center Step 11 – Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Join us, even if you are not part of “program”, for a great way to start our day as “we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.” Page 86 of AA Big Book
ONGOING EDUCATION & INFORMATION REGARDING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE