Addiction and Healing Ministry




“Working in the Field Hospital of Pope Francis”


Understanding the Spiritual Disease of Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic:

Developing a Ministry of Hope


Rev. John Stabeno will provide an overview of the spirituality of addiction, the elements of recovery and the factors that have led to the crisis we face in this war on addiction and the aftermath.


Ø  Testimony by those who live with addiction, family members and those who have lost a loved one from this disease will be on hand to share their experience strength and hope.


Ø  Practical tips will be suggested for those interested in sharing in this ministry of the church to assist those on their respective journey


Ø  Panel of professionals in various lines of work who are on the front lines will offer their thoughts and concerns for those lives affected by addiction


Ø  Discussion of where we go from here will be facilitated in order to develop an ongoing strategy and plan for the role of church in providing effective ministry in this area



Clergy, Pastoral Ministers, Parish Staff, Educators, Law Enforcement, Health Care Workers, those living with addictions and their families, as well as those interested in helping to understand and address addictions and the opioid crisis.


                           WHERE                                                                     WHEN                                   TIMES

Collingswood, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

   at McDaid Hall, Virginia Avenue, Haddon Twp.(behind Holy Saviour Church) Wednesday, April 4th                   1:30pm & 7pm

Northfield, St. Gianna Beretta Molla                                     Tuesday, April 10th                           1:30pm & 7pm

Stone Harbor, St. Paul Church                                                Wednesday, April 11th                   1:30pm 

Cape May Court House, Our Lady of the Angels                    Wednesday, April 11th                       7pm

Swedesboro, St. Joseph Church                                              Wednesday, April 18th                   1:30pm & 7pm

Vineland, Christ the Good Shepherd                                      Wednesday, April 25th                     1:30pm & 7pm

Cherry Hill, Christ the Light                                                    Tuesday, May 8th                          1:30pm & 7pm


1:30pm – 4pm session will be more directed to those professionals who come into contact with individuals and families whose lives are affected by addictions

7pm – 8:30 session will be a panel discussion which will benefit both professionals and individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction.


All are welcome to attend one or both of the sessions