St. Margaret's to host 12-Step Eucharist & Program May 1st
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge will offer a 12-Step Eucharist during the two May 1st Sunday morning masses and a program about "Recovery Ministries" between the services. The Very Rev Tommy Dillon will preside at the masses and the Rev. Deacon Jay Albert will preach.
The Eucharist and program are an outgrowth of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana's encouragement of all congregations to participate in the activities during the Easter season. St. Margaret's, at 12663 Perkins Road near Siegen Lane, has Sunday mass at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. A Recovery Ministries program will take place at the church at 9 a.m during the Sunday School hour and led by Deacon Albert.
"I believe that the season of resurrection is an especially appropriate time for us to provide our congregations with opportunities to learn about the 12-Steps and addiction recovery," said the Rt. Rev. Morris Thompson, bishop of the diocese. "A Recovery Sunday is an opportunity to provide information about an illness that affects men and women of all ages, and all racial, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds."
Nearly 10 percent of people in the United States struggle with addictions of some type, said St. Margaret's Rector, the Very Rev. Tommy Dillon. St. Margaret's welcomes all people, regardless of religion or background, to attend one of the services to learn more about addiction and how friends, family and the church can support those who suffer from the disease.
For more information, please contact Bill LeBlanc, St. Margaret's Recovery
Ministries coordinator, at [email protected].