You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)
These programs, run by outside organizations, meet at The Parish of Saint Mary's Facillities.
Alcoholics Anonymous - www.aa.org
Alcoholism has become recognized as one of our greatest social problems. It may affect anyone in our society without regard to sex, age, or socio-economic status. There is available a tried and proven path toward recovery – Alcoholics Anonymous. A call to (609) 298-7795 will put you in touch with a person who is ready and willing to help you return to a confident, happy and normal life.
- A closed A.A. meeting is held at 10:00 am Mondays and 12 Noon on Wednesday in St. Mary’s Outreach Room,
- An open AA meeting is held at 7:30pm Friday night in the Parish Hall or Theatre
Local treatment centers:
Meridian Behavioral Health - (732) 345-3400, press 3
Caron Treatment Center, Box 150, Wernersville PA, 19565 or call (610) 678-2332.
Al-Anon - www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings
- An Al-Anon meeting is held at 12 noon in the Outreach Room.
Gamblers Anoymous - www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
Those with a gambling problem, or those who think they may have a gambling problem, with a desire to stop gambling, are eligible to attend and participate.
- Closed Meeting Sunday & Tuesday, 8:00 -9:30pm, Outreah Room
Families Anoymous - www.familiesanonymous.org/
FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.
- Meeting Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Outreach Room
- Beginners Meeting 1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, across the hall Room 11
These other programs might be of interest to parishioners.
Assistance to Retarded Citizens
The ARC of Monmouth County (Association for Retarded Citizens, Monmouth Unit, Inc.) has headquarters at 1158 Wayside Rd. in Tinton Falls. They provide a wide range of services for people with mental retardation, including education, vocational training, supported employment, health care, residential services, recreation and family support services. For information, call (732) 493-1919.
This is a non-denominational organization offering workable alternatives to abortion. Assistance is confidential, free, non-judgmental. National Hotline is open twenty four hours, 7 days a week, 1-800-550-4900.
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Crisis Pregnancy Counseling
For a free and confidential appointment, pregnancy counseling, advice, adoption services, schooling, etc. call the Catholic Charities, 145 Maple Avenue, Red Bank 747-9660 (press 9) ext. 108. Birthright (800) 550-4900.
Divorced and Separated Catholics
For programs or lectures on current church ministry and policies, call Office of Respect Life/Family Life at (609) 406-7400, ext. 5558.
We encourage married couples to make Marriage Encounter. It is a weekend designed for husband and wife in a beautiful communication session. For information about Marriage Encounter anywhere, call (888) 827-6563 Worldwide Marriage Encounter or (800) 456-8330.
Monmouth County Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
Call the “Hot Line” day or night: (732) 431-6451 or Narcotics Anonymous, (800) 992-0401.
Professional Marriage, Family & Individual Counseling
Counseling is available to Monmouth County residents through the Catholic Charities Family Guidance and Counseling Service in Red Bank. Fees are based on a person’s ability to pay (732) 747-9660. Please call this number if you have a problem or need help. Catholic Charities also provides assistance for unwed mothers, pre-delinquent girls, care for the aged, outpatient psychiatric services, evaluation services for children, etc.
Rachel Vineyards Retreats
A Psychological and Spiritual journey of post abortion healing. These weekend retreats are held throughout the year in many states. They are designed for anyone who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. The Retreat is a very specific process designed to help you release repressed feelings, grieve the loss of your unborn child and accept God’s forgiveness. The retreat will help transform the pain of the past into love and hope. National Hotline (877) HOPE-4-ME. All inquiries are confidential.